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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Jan's Funny Farm
Jan's Funny Farm
9 years ago

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.

Katnip Lounge
Katnip Lounge
9 years ago

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

Merry Christmas, indeed!

ML
ML
9 years ago

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

Sparkle
Sparkle
9 years ago

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!

Kea
Kea
9 years ago

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

Tracy
Tracy
9 years ago

Oh, I'm so pleased Ms. Moosie has a new home; that warms my heart! Merry Christmas to her ๐Ÿ™‚
Blessings to you and yours…

diddleymaz
diddleymaz
9 years ago

Prayers are always answered, but not always the way we expect! What a purrfect holiday story!!

Cara n Crew
Cara n Crew
9 years ago

Woo Hoo! This news made our day! Our Christmas, even!

Pip, Smidgen, Minnie, and Hollie

Raymond and Busby
Raymond and Busby
9 years ago

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!

Amy and The House of Cats
Amy and The House of Cats
9 years ago

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!!

SuziQCat
SuziQCat
9 years ago

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!

Junior and Orion
Junior and Orion
9 years ago

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!!!

Cathy Keisha
Cathy Keisha
9 years ago

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

Eric and Flynn
Eric and Flynn
9 years ago

This is wonderful news! We are so happy for Moosie.

Cat
Cat
9 years ago

Wow, this is just the best news to read!!! Yay Moosie, she will have a merry christmas after all ๐Ÿ™‚

Ikaika
Ikaika
9 years ago

Wonderful news, Brian! We are so happy for the beautiful Moosie and her new family.

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy
Zippy, Sadie and Speedy
9 years ago

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

Furkidsmom
Furkidsmom
9 years ago

What a great Christmas miracle! Moosie has a Forever Home!!

The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

The Island Cats
The Island Cats
9 years ago

We are so HAPPY!! Yay Moosie!!!

Laila and Minchie
Laila and Minchie
9 years ago

Such happy news!!!

Old Kitty
Old Kitty
9 years ago

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
x

CCL Wendy
CCL Wendy
9 years ago

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!

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie
Mickey,Georgia , Tillie
9 years ago

WooHoo!!!!!!!!!
That news is fantastic ans we are so happy for Moosie and her family ๐Ÿ™‚
Just goes to show, all you need sometimes is time ๐Ÿ™‚
Thanks for the update!!
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Forty Paws
Forty Paws
9 years ago

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

Cat with a Garden
Cat with a Garden
9 years ago

This is just fantastic! We are very, very happy for Moosie!

Angel and Kirby
Angel and Kirby
9 years ago

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

Sagira
Sagira
9 years ago

Oh my gosh, that is so exciting! Congrats. ๐Ÿ™‚

The Taylor CatSSSSS
The Taylor CatSSSSS
9 years ago

We were so thrilled to hear the news about Moosie!!! That is wonderful!

Penny
Penny
9 years ago

Oh Boy! This is wonderful Christmas news. Yeah Moosie!!!!

Purrs,
Genghis

m.q
m.q
9 years ago

wonderful news…
yay for moosie

โ™ฅI am Hollyโ™ฅ
โ™ฅI am Hollyโ™ฅ
9 years ago

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

Hansel
Hansel
9 years ago

wooo hooo moosie! that's such great news!!!

Hilary
Hilary
9 years ago

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!

Shawn Becker
Shawn Becker
9 years ago

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

Spitty-the-Kitty
Spitty-the-Kitty
9 years ago

I am sooooo eggs-cited for Moosie! A real furever home in time for Christmas. Hurray!

Live Out Loud
Live Out Loud
9 years ago

Good for Moosie!!

We had a good experience with RadioCat as well.

Such wonderful news for Moosie and her humans!

Fin
Fin
9 years ago

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!

(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea
(Diane) Bibliophile By the Sea
9 years ago

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

Caren Gittleman
Caren Gittleman
9 years ago

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!

Admiral Hestorb
Admiral Hestorb
9 years ago

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.

OKcats
OKcats
9 years ago

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

CatLadyDiary.com
CatLadyDiary.com
9 years ago

Thanks for sharing such wonderful news with us!

Susan Fields
Susan Fields
9 years ago

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

Ayla and Iza,
Ayla and Iza,
9 years ago

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?

Cory
Cory
9 years ago

Such great news for Moosie and her new family!!!!

The Chair Speaks
The Chair Speaks
9 years ago

This is wonderful news!

Sweet Praline
Sweet Praline
9 years ago

I saw this on Facebook and thought is was such a Christmas miracle! Such great news!

meowmeowmans
meowmeowmans
9 years ago

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. ๐Ÿ™‚

cats of wildcat woods
cats of wildcat woods
9 years ago

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

Mr. Pip
Mr. Pip
9 years ago

Best news of the day!

Your pal, Pip

Kat's Kats
Kat's Kats
9 years ago

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.

YAY!!
TMNKH Feeders

MoMo
MoMo
9 years ago

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.

Grammy Mouse
Grammy Mouse
9 years ago

Meowsome mews about Moosie! thaks 4 sharing ๐Ÿ™‚ 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

Ayla and Iza,
Ayla and Iza,
9 years ago

An happy Gotcha Day, Brian… ๐Ÿ˜‰

Camie's Kitties
Camie's Kitties
9 years ago

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

Cheyenne -Millie
Cheyenne -Millie
9 years ago

It is good to read this about Moosie! We hope that it all works out!

Milo and Alfie Marshall
Milo and Alfie Marshall
9 years ago

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!

Everycat
Everycat
9 years ago

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

AFSS
AFSS
9 years ago

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.

The Monkeys
The Monkeys
9 years ago

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!

Hannah and Lucy
Hannah and Lucy
9 years ago

We are so happy for Moosie having her furever home at last.

chezcat1970
chezcat1970
9 years ago

That's such wonderful news! Sometimes the environment is what shapes the cat!

Simba
Simba
9 years ago

Beautiful news! Christmas came early.

Esme
Esme
9 years ago

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

Sammy and Andy
Sammy and Andy
9 years ago

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

Random Felines
Random Felines
9 years ago

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.

Penelope
Penelope
9 years ago

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!!!
Nellie

JB's Big and Small Worlds
JB's Big and Small Worlds
9 years ago

Yay for Moosie!!!!!
–JB

3 doxies
3 doxies
9 years ago

What a true Christmas miracle!
Finally her is gonna go home fur Christmas.

Puddles

caspersmom
caspersmom
9 years ago

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.

Casper

Hyacinth
Hyacinth
9 years ago

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 ๐Ÿ™‚ So so happy for this sweet little girl and her wonderful new family ๐Ÿ™‚

fambly kittens
fambly kittens
9 years ago

We โ™ฅ Christmas miracles!