Thursday 24 December 2015

Trav's Thankful Christmas Eve

Trav: Greetings, One and All. Trav here, aka "The Traveller." #1 told me that today is a special day, the start of a big celebration for many people around the world. Apparently, they call it the season of good will to all, so I thought it would be the perfect time to express mine, and my thanks.

One year ago, I am not really sure where I was. #1 says that from just how feral I am, I must always have been on my own, never knowing the comfort of a home or the sweetness of a kind hand. Anyway, you may remember that I somehow found myself at the end of this lane in early March. I wasn't sure about this place at first but nobody chased me away, which was a first. Then, little by little some food started to appear for me. There were some other cats around but they were pretty cool and there was a floppy-eared woofie who didn't even chase me. For a while, I came and went but started to hang out quite regularly on an old mattress that was on top of a beat-up car in a hangar. There was a lady with curly hair who started talking to me, and I could see she put out food for me.

The months passed, and the food kept coming, two meals a day! The lady showed me a spot at the back of her garage where there were boxes filled with soft straw. I got my very own food and water bowls and I now have a warm shelter for when it gets cold (hasn't happened yet). And I even have a name. She calls me "Trav"! I still wont let anywhere near me, no closer than about three feet, but I am so, so thankful for everything I now have. I know many of you have been asking about me from afar too and I would like to let you know how thankful I am.

Merry Christmas from your feral friend, Da Trav!


  1. Even feral kitties need a home - and you've found a really great one! That is what I call true Christmas spirit.

  2. We are happy you have found a safe place.
    #1 is a good purrson.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

  3. You have found a blessed place to stay Trav. Have a warm Christmas.

  4. Oh Trav, you have a home! A real home where you will be loved and cared for all your days. Sometimes it takes many years for a kitty to know the loving touch of his bean. But we pray you will. Santa brought you the best present ever: The Poupounette. Merry Christmas and all our love.

  5. Beautifully written and Grace Fully done! Thank you from all of us, #1! LSBnWNC

  6. Merry Christmas Travel! And thank you #1 for taking care of him 💗

  7. Oh Trav, it so makes my heart smile to see you safe and content. We know you feel the love, and hey, 3 feet is pretty close. Merry Christmas from all of us.

  8. We love you, Traveler, AND #1 - we are so happy you found each other.

    Merry Christmas Woos from Ciara, Lightning, and Mom Kathie to all of you!!!

  9. Bonjour M. Le Voyageur
    Mon humaine qui est plutôt sentimentale, à chaque fois qu'elle te voit elle a les larmes aux yeux. Mais ce n'est pas des larmes de peines. Elle est heureuse que tu es trouvé un endroit accueillant et safe.
    Tu vas voir comme c'est bien d'être au chaud à l'abris quand il fait froid.
    Un jour il faudra que tu te laisses approcher, caresser. Tu verras, les câlins c'est trop bien.
    Joyeux Noël

  10. You have met the best family to take care of you Trav and you will never want for anything and if you are sick they will make sure you'll get better. You have such a lovely face and deserve to have a happy life.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  11. Traveller you just shared the meaning of Christmas. It's about love and giving from the heart. It's about joy and helping others. It's about family and good friends. It's about your story Traveller. You see #1 envelops all of these things. She took you in when no one else did. She fed you, provided warm shelter, and showed you love and kindness. You know you can count on #1, but it takes time to completely trust. I'm so glad Christmas Eve is about your story, Traveller. It's perfect! I wish all of you a Very Merry Christmas!

    1. Beautifully and lovingly written. K would have written much the same.

  12. We're so happy you found that wonderful place to stay, Traveller ! Merry Christmas to you, to the Poupounette Gang, and to #1 ! Purrs

  13. I am glad you found #1, Trav, and you now have a safe place and plenty of food.

  14. Trav is a cutie pie! And Mes wanted to stops by and say
    Merry Christmas to all of yous! May your life be filled with the wonder and hope of Christmas all year!
    Love Nellie and Mommy

  15. You are so adorable
    Merry Christmas Eve
    Lily & Edward

  16. Yay Traveler! You are in good hands in your new home. We're so happy for you!

    Ya'll have a very wonderful Xmas from all of us!

    Selina & family

  17. Trav I love reading your gratitude and seeing you bloom like the precious spirit you are. #1 will care for you and Tommy will be your friend. All the cats are deeply loved and you are too...even by us far away. ❤️🐱❤️

  18. Trav is such a sweet kitty to see there with you!

    I have been thinking of him since I started reading his posts and wondered if you have "Snuggle Safe Pet Bed Microwave Heating Pads" available in France? (Here is an Amazon link for it so you can see the exact kind I mean. I have found that not all microwave heaters are the same great quality. The right ones are hot pink in color and round shaped looking much like a solid Frisbee would.)

    I used these for years with semi-ferial cats like him and they kept them very comfy during our cold winters here. I put one on top of another so they would stay warmer. In a well insulated cat box, they would be quite warm even after 16 hours on a night of 20'F temperatures. Wonderful! I would then trade them out with two other very hot heaters for the daytime use. The kitties loved them - with the more tame ones going into the box with me there to roll around on the fresh hot ones! It worked really well in places where I didn't have access to electricity for electric heaters.

    I hope this might be of interest to you. I am so very glad for Trav that he has found such a wonderful home. I have thoroughly enjoyed getting to meet him.

    Best wishes for a wonderful 2016 and for you to be feeling completely well soon.
    Lily, Easter WA, USA

  19. Trav has a face that is truly unique and loveable! Our Mama falls in love with it every time she sees him. We hope your Christmas was merry! May 2016 be filled with the best life has to offer. Sending you, each and every one , all our love and best wishes.

    the critters in the cottage and Sophie xo


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