Sunday, July 29, 2012

Meet Vasil Plotcharsky!

Long story short, we lost one of our darling little feline boys to kitty cancer last week, and to help bridge the lonesome, we adopted another boy from the no-kill shelter.

A black kitty named after someone on the Titanic, a Bulgarian named Vasil Plotcharsky. The shelter staff said they were naming kitties after Titanic passengers to honor them. My boss said, "A black cat? Named after someone on the Titanic? Isn't that kind of morbid?"

I replied, "Did you expect me to do something normal?"

We almost walked off with another kitty, but we found out that black cats are extremely hard to adopt. Plus, some pair of a**holes adopted the cat they knew was Vasil's best buddy - the one the shelter said they tried to adopt him out with - and another cat, because they wanted two tabbies.

We figure that once they get used to each other, he and Earl Grey, who also lost a buddy, should become best friends.

So meet the newest member of our family!


Debra She Who Seeks said...

Sorry to hear about your kitty boy. I know it's tough.

But welcome, Vasil, you lucky cat. Since I foresee a nickname of "Vaseline" for you, you'd better start being a slick operator right away!

Lynn said...

He's one fortunate cat to be living with you and Sean and Earl.

The Elephant's Child said...

I am so sorry. They wind their paws deep into your heartstrings and take a piece of you with them when they go. We have two black babies here and they are much loved. Also rescue cats.
I think he will soon realise how lucky he is.

G. B. Miller said...

Cute kitty.

Then again, theys all cute when theys asleep.

Granny Annie said...

Hey Vasil, you just hit the mother-load.

wigsf3 said...

Black cats are bad luck. I should know. I have several. I still get visits from a stray black cat occasionally and he leaves remnants of smaller creatures at my front door. Just last week I found some intestines.

A Beer for the Shower said...

I'm sorry to hear about your cat, but dammit, Vasil is adorable.

Claire said...

I'm so sorry for your loss, but so thrilled for your new handsome boy. Welcome, Vasil!

Anonymous said...

Nice to meet Vasil but I have to admit being partial to Earl GREY!

Riot Kitty said...

D: He's already misbehaving, actually.
L: Earl is not so convinced that Earl is fortunate!
TEC: Thank you. He actually snuggled with Mr. RK last night for awhile.
G: He's actually just shamelessly posing in this picture!
GA: Indeed he did!
WIGSF: Well, fortunately for us, we love intestines!
ABFTS: Thanks, and I agree!
C: He is a sweet boy indeed.
LGS: A tea fan?

LL Cool Joe said...

Damn this post didn't show up in my reader. What a cute new cat. I'm sorry about your other kitty though, how sad. Cancer is a bitch.

Ellen in Oregon said...

Piss Poor Planning is all I can say about who or whatever decided that our kitties would not lives as long as we do. Adopting a black cat is great because black cats are the hardest cats to get adopted. How dumb is that? Our local shelter, where I got my cool black she-demon, put balck cats on sale to encourage people to adopt them. People are such biggots. As for those jerks who stole Vasils tabby buddy, I have placed a curse on them! Who would allow someone to adpot 2 cats because they had to match? What freaks. I feel sorry for Vasils' ex-bud going to such a fate as matchy-matchy people. I don't know if Earl Grey is going to be very accepting of Vasil while he is still wondering where is late friend is. Oh, well he will just have to adjust. Such is life as a spoiled kitty.

Riot Kitty said...

Hey Ellen! Where are you in OR?