Update: Moosie Makes Her Own Christmas Miracle

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So many of you have been helping me with #TeamMoosie so that sweet Moosie could get a new home for Christmas. The miracle has happened for Moosie and it was of her own making! Moosie will be staying with her caretaker Becky and her family!!!
If you’ll remember, Moosie had high anxiety and high levels of stress around other critters. So much so that it was said that she needed to be an only kitty. Moosie was having none of that. Thanks to all your purrs, prayes & postings sweet Moosie was able to make up her own mind where she wanted to be. Listed below is the wonderful news I received today…

Team Moosie

I wanted to update you on the beautiful Moosie. I do believe she has a home for Christmas… one she chose. Here.
I recently had to take her to the vet for a thyroid checkup. I put her, in the carrier, on the sofa in our front parlor while I put on my coat. Three of our cats came to check her out, and her reaction was curiosity, not fear (although she was plenty peeved at me for having stuffed her into the carrier).

When I got her home and back to her safe room, she protested, and the next day she walked right out of the room when it was mealtime. Her downstairs neighbor walked into that room, and Moosie followed us upstairs, and she has remained upstairs since.

It hasn’t been without drama, but thankfully it has been without trauma (at least without visible bloodshed). We know she has to figure out her status, but she is in no way the cowardly bullied girl we were told she was. In fact, she’s done a little bit of bullying of her own. But she’s beginning to fit in, and she even manages to make our resident bully, Buster, cower just a little. Our resident boss cat, a tiny girl named Magali, has some respect for her – possibly because Moosie is at least three times her size!

We believe almost all of her high stress and anxiety were a reflection of her previous mommy, my late sister-in-law’s, emotional condition. She was a bit of a recluse, and with her medical anxiety no doubt feeling a lot of stress. Moosie mirrored all of that. When my husband & I are sitting peacefully watching tv and talking with each other, Moosie is happy to be part of the family. We were told she hid a lot previously – we believe that’s just her preference for a dark place to sleep. She still prefers going under a bed to sleep. The vet told me that Moosie had been so stressed when Jeanne took her to the vet that she was mouth breathing. Moosie was cool as a cucumber for me. She did cry in the car, but to me that’s normal. I’ve had many cats in my life and only one of them was happy going for a ride in the car, and he was an extraordinary cat in many ways.

Our biggest problem right now is feeding. Moosie needs a low-carb diet, but she insists on checking out the food the other cats are eating. Thankfully she hasn’t had the diarrhea she experienced before. Unfortunately, the other cats want to check out what she is eating too – and none of them need thyroid medication. We are strongly considering taking her to RadioCat, where we’ve had two previous lady cats treated successfully.

I thank you for your many efforts on behalf of Team Moosie. I do believe the girl has made her decision clear to us. Wish us luck!

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72 thoughts on “Update: Moosie Makes Her Own Christmas Miracle

  1. Jan's Funny Farm

    Oh, this is wonderful news! What a great Christmas present for both Moosie and her new family. How funny that she picked her own home. But sometimes a cat just has to take things into her own paws.

  2. Katnip Lounge

    Fantastic! We are thrilled to pieces that Miss Moosie made up her mind.

    Merry Christmas, indeed!

  3. ML

    You know, I always hoped Moosie would be able, somehow, to stay with you.
    What wonderful news this is.
    Merry Christmas!!!
    Love & Purrs,
    Mom ML & KC

  4. Sparkle

    This is FANTASTIC news! The truth is that we kitties are different with different families, so it looks like this was just the right one for Moosie!

  5. Kea

    This is wonderful news, just fabulous. We're thrilled Moosie has chosen her own home and is adjusting well! Big smooches to her!

  6. Tracy

    Oh, I'm so pleased Ms. Moosie has a new home; that warms my heart! Merry Christmas to her 🙂
    Blessings to you and yours…

  7. Raymond and Busby

    Now that is GREAT news! Thank you Team Moosie for all your efforts. We are so happy that Moosie was not the girl she was said to be, and is going to be happy having other cats in her life. Hurrah!

  8. Amy and The House of Cats

    Wow what a wonderful thing to read! We have gotten so behind and have been sad about Moosie not having a home yet! We are so glad she came out of her shell and decided that her home was the right one for her! Mom is leaky she is so happy for Moosie!! She is excited to go and put a note with the picture in the sidebar that says she found her forever home!!

  9. SuziQCat

    This is pawesome news! We are so thrilled for Moosie and her new family. I do believe that cats pick up on emotions in humans and reflect that in their behavior. Sometimes just a quiet voice and some patience is all a kitty needs to discover who they are and where they belong. Thank you for giving her a chance!

  10. Junior and Orion

    Oh goodness! We are so very happy we can hardly stand it!!! We despaired of Moosie finding a home and were very worried she was going to end up back at a shelter, or worse! We are so glad she came out of her shell and has been showing her real self! We will be purring for all to keep going well and for her food and thyroid issues to be cleared up and for everything to run smoothly!!!

  11. Cathy Keisha

    Way to go, Moosie! I knew you could do it before Christmas. Purring that everything works out in the long run. xoxo

  12. Cat

    Wow, this is just the best news to read!!! Yay Moosie, she will have a merry christmas after all 🙂

  13. Zippy, Sadie and Speedy

    Sometimes we kitties just need the chance to show how we really feel. Lucky Moosie, lucky family…this makes us very happy.

  14. Old Kitty

    Yay!! Aww me and Charlie are JUMPING!! Jumping very high for joy!! Yay for Moosie!! What an amazing and incredibly unique kitty!! Good for sweet Moosie!! Thank you lovely Brian and Zoe, Gracie, Sascha and Dolly for being the bestest pals for Team Moosie!! Yay again!! Take care

  15. CCL Wendy

    How wonderful! I'm so happy for Moosie! It's obvious that this was meant to be.

    It sounds like she may even be more comfortable in her new furever home than she was with her first mama. And from the sounds of it she'll have lots of company with her new brofurs and sisfurs.

    I don't think there could have been a happier ending — or beginning for Moosie! Right on!

  16. Mickey,Georgia , Tillie

    That news is fantastic ans we are so happy for Moosie and her family 🙂
    Just goes to show, all you need sometimes is time 🙂
    Thanks for the update!!
    Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

  17. Forty Paws

    We are thrilled beyond belief that Moosie has her forever home! Sometimes frantic humans make life much harder on 4 legged animals. We are happy for Moosie!

    Luf, Us and Maw

  18. Angel and Kirby

    Moosie is one smart lady! She knew what was best for her. Mac was in a similar situation when my Mom passes. Now he is a totally different cat

  19. ♥I am Holly♥

    That is the best news!!! Moosie will have a furever home!!! Lots of love, Holly and mom

  20. Hilary

    Wow, what wonderful news. What a relief. I am so happy Moosie found (picked out) a home. And just in time for Christmas… just what you were purring for!

  21. Shawn Becker

    Merry Christmas, Happy Holidays and a big Yippee for Moosie! That is such wonderful news that she has found her new forever family!

  22. Live Out Loud

    Good for Moosie!!

    We had a good experience with RadioCat as well.

    Such wonderful news for Moosie and her humans!

  23. Fin

    Oh Brian this is awesome news! You did such a great job getting out the word for her and she picked her own family. What a great story!

  24. (Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea

    What a wonderful home for Christmas story for Moosie. Hope the smooth transition continues.

  25. Caren Gittleman

    This is the BEST news EVER!! I am sooo happy for Moosie and the wonderful angels who are adopting her!
    Moosie ended up with incredible parents…I can tell from that most heart warming letter.
    I wish them all a world of luck and happiness!!
    ((((((hugs)))) to all!

  26. Admiral Hestorb

    I am going to be mushy here but I had tears come to my eyes. I am thrilled to death that Moosie has her forever home.that beautiful Lady. Thanks to her new family too. Purrs and prayers were answered.

  27. OKcats

    Oh my goodness, what a wonderful story! You just never know how a cat will react in a different environment! Zoe is certainly not the same cat that she was at ARF! I'm so glad you shared this story – what a beautiful thing to happen so close to Christmas!

    Jana, mom of Fuzzy and Zoe

  28. Susan Fields

    What wonderful news! Thanks so much for sharing with us, and best of luck to Moosie and her new family!

  29. Ayla and Iza,

    We are so happy that Moosie has her home now with you. And that she seems ta be fitting in. TBT says he had the same thing happen once. He took in a "bitey mean cat" from fambly (who were purrfectly great with other cats) and had no problems with her himself. Just some slight change the Beins cant see an all the problems go away. Who knows why?

  30. meowmeowmans

    Hooray! It's a Christmas miracle! We are so thrilled that sweet Moosie has a forever home. Congratulations to Moosie and Becky, and thank you to everyone for spreading the word, purring and praying. 🙂

  31. cats of wildcat woods

    Thanks for letting us know about this great news. It put a smile on Mom's face today! We are sooo happy for Moosie!

  32. Kat's Kats

    Whoot!!! The Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde race around the house in excitement and then all collapse to take naps in Moosie & her family of choice's honor.

    TMNKH Feeders

  33. MoMo

    This is the best Christmas present!! I am so happy to hear that Moosie 'found' her home, by herself. It used to be that my heart would sink every time I logged into the CB page and saw her picture and plea still there.

    Woooohoo and best wishes to her and her new family.

  34. Grammy Mouse

    Meowsome mews about Moosie! thaks 4 sharing 🙂 I hope Santa Paws brings you and all the wonderful kitties some nummie treats & fun toys. I see you had lots of fun wif the purple bird yesterday! Holidays purrs & scritches!
    ~GMT~ w/linky

  35. Camie's Kitties

    We are so happy Moosie found her home. It is amazing how different we act when we have found the right home for us. We noticed that with our Jade. She was so much more relaxed when she came to our home than she was with her foster mother.

    We also stopped by to wish you a happy gotcha day! It looks like you and Moosie will be able to celebrate together.

    Cody and Gracie

  36. Milo and Alfie Marshall

    What wonderful noos about Moosie. We will purr and purr for it to werk owt OK>

    We came over to wish Brian a happy gotcha day too!

  37. Everycat

    This is wonderful news! Well done Moosie for making the decision to stay yourself and thank you to Brian who worked so hard networking your details!

    *happy paws*

    Whicky Wuudler

  38. AFSS

    This is amazingly wonderful news. Yeah for Moosie. We just knew she was going to get a Christmas miracle.

    We aren't really surprised. The Arty that lived at Grandma's house isn't much like the Arty that lives with us. Although she still insist on sleeping under the chair in a half when she is in the house.

  39. The Monkeys

    Such wonderful news! Yay Moosie!

    We had similar fears about Bella and us, but we think her 11 years of life experience makes her tough enough to handle this kind of thing!

    We are SO happy for her and her new family!

  40. Esme

    Moosie, knowing that you will have a home forever is the best Christmas present you could ever receive and the only one I need.

    Hugs love and kisses to you sweetheart. May your new year be full of peace and a low carb diet.

    xoxoxo Penelope and Magellan

  41. Sammy and Andy

    YAY, a Christmas miracle for Moosie!!!!!!!! We are so very happy she will be staying where she is. We will continue to purray that her settling in will continue in a positive vein. xxxxxxxxxx

  42. Random Felines

    I missed this yesterday – but YEAH!!! What a great Christmas present for everyone. Good for you Moosie….and concats to your new family for giving you the time and love and patience to come out of your shell.

  43. Penelope

    Me is sooo happy that Moosie gots a new home! Me would have loved her to come and lives with me, but she needed to be the only one and we is a kitty and 2 doggies here! It is a ChristMoosie Christmass!!!

  44. caspersmom

    Hooray, good going Moosie picking your own forever home. I am so happy for you. So glad you are doing so well there too. Best of luck and God Bless your home.


  45. Hyacinth

    Oh this is the BEST news I've heard all week! Yay for sweet little Moosie deciding that she's found her very own forever home 🙂 So so happy for this sweet little girl and her wonderful new family 🙂

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