This is the newest addition to the Mmm... family, Regis (or Reegie). Regis wasn't a planned addition, but certainly wasn't an oopsie either. Regis stole my heart.
Found on the streets of Halifax, this stout bobtail had seen better days. He'd come visit for food (my kind of dude), but was very shy. No one knows Reegie's story, his age, or even his real name. A kind group of individuals, with nothing but kindness in their hearts, fed Reeg, gave him a name, tried relentlessly to find his home and eventually knew they had to come together to find the resources to get him inside, to the vet to be neutered and vaccinated, and then to a family who would love him.
Reegie has been a member of our family for almost three weeks now and he is still very shy, but when he does come around, he is nothing but a big ball of love. I've never seen such an affectionate and loving cat, or created a bond with one so quickly. Reeg is a lucky survivor and deserves all of the belly rubs he can get.
Reegie is thankful to be inside and well fed. He knows, like his hero Tuxedo Stan, that in Halifax, neglect isn't working.
If you are in Halifax, get involved. There are so many ways, from spaying and neutering your own cats, adopting a rescue, fostering a foster, fundraising or donating funds to those individuals, private rescues and societies such as the SPCA who work relentlessly to help, usually with more grief than support, the tens of thousands of neglected cats roaming our municipality. If nothing else, educate yourself. Many candidates in the October election signed Tuxedo Stan's Pledge, if your councillor is on the list, make sure they are following through on their promise.
Mmm... is for Meow!