Oct 28, 2012

It's Transport Day: Jamie the Cat's 744-Mile Road Trip!

Jamie is one lucky kitty!
Today is my favorite kind of day! Cuteheads from all different states are getting together to drive a kitty hundreds of miles to his new home!

Jamie the kitty is going from Greenville, SC all the way to Hollywood, FL today -- 744 miles total!

Jamie was dumped, confused and crying, outside a dog shelter in Greenville, SC and a friend of a friend of Cute took him in and rescued him... and set out to find him the perfect forever home.

Word spread far and wide, led by our good bloggy buddies Brian's Home and Mario's Meowsings. And a miracle came in the form of another friend of Cute -- the woman who's cat tweets as @MizzBassie on Twitter said she would adopt him!

Now we just had to get Jamie from South Carolina to South Florida! They asked if I could help arrange transport, and of course I said yes! I just knew we Cuteheads could help make it happen. And it did!

Today Jamie is leaving Greenville early in the morning and will have a long day and a long road trip, with nine different people helping him get home. I am always so awed and thankful that we have such a fabulous community here among us. This couldn't have happened without everyone's help!

I'll be doing the last leg of the journey and get the pleasure of delivering Jamie to his new mom, a lovely woman who I've know through Twitter and blogs for years but have never gotten to meet. I'm so happy she is adopting Jamie. I know he will have the best home!

Jamie, lounging around the night before his big road trip day.
As usual, I'll be sharing updates on Your Daily Cute's Facebook page and on Twitter (we'll be using the hashtag #JamieRoadTrip if you want to follow along!). Let's cheer on all the amazingly wonderful drivers and wish Jamie a safe trip home!

HUGE thank you to Terry F., Melanie M., Georgia M., Debra S., Sharon S., Trish W., Carol P. for volunteering to help drive Jamie today -- and especially Magda (@MizzBassie's mom!) for adopting him!

P.S. Pimp has a vet appointment today. He has decided he doesn't like the prescription food he's eating to manage his hyperthyroid and has been getting into Moo's food on the sly. I know his levels are off because he's lost a little weight, so we're going in to see about medication instead of the food. I really don't want to do that to him every day, but we have to do what we have to do! I'll keep you all posted on that, too.

P.P.S. If you'd like to volunteer for future transports (please!), please fill out this short form, which just gives me your name and what city you live in and how far you'd be willing to drive. That way, when the next one comes up (I think we're going to need to get a kitty to Michigan really soon, hint, hint!), then I can see who is in the areas we'll be driving to and reach out for help. THANK YOU! Here is the link to the form: http://bit.ly/cutetransport

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  1. My kitty gets his med in the form of a chewable treat that is compounded. He doesn't even know he is getting medicine. You may want to ask about that!

  2. Jamie, have a happy life with your new "mom" and God
    bless her!!! Many thanks to all the good people who transport these kitties to their forever homes. It's just wonderful!!

  3. I HATE to read of cats (and dogs) being dumped.
    All they want to do is love and be loved.
    At the very least, a person could take time to explain his / her situation to centre staff.
    It's good to know that Jamie is off to a good home and will be wanted, from here on in.

  4. I have been following along on Brian's blog... I am so happy that this story has a happy ending and I love how so many people have pulled together to make it happen!

  5. Wonderful to hear of another beautiful baby being driven by such great followers to his new home in FL. Good luck and safe driving to all of you in your humanitarian ritual of driving Jamie to his new home

  6. God bless those who are helping Jamie! What a cutie! I love his "freckles" where his whiskers sprout out!! Have a great life Jamie!!!!!

  7. this just makes me SMILE!!! ((((hugs)))) to all!!!!!!!!!!!!

  8. We're so excited that our Mom is part of this! We love stories with happy endings!!

    The Florida Furkids

  9. I am so happy for this kitty. He deserved to be happy and loved.

  10. This is such a great thing going on today, getting Jamie to his new home. It is just a sample of the great blogging and tweeting world. Well done everyone.

  11. Yay for Forever Homes!
    That Pimp is a sly devil

  12. Bless you all for helping Jamie. I hope he can sleep during his long road trip. It'll all be worth it when he sees Mizz Bassie, her fursibs and her Mom waiting for him.

  13. Good luck Jamie!! I hope you have a safe and comfortable trip.

  14. This is so exciting! Dorian, you have a special talent for putting these things together - you are awesome, and so are the transporters! Transports seem to happen more on the East Coast, but I made my human sign up in case anything happens in California.

  15. Maybe one day when with transportation besides city bus! I would love to transport a kitty through swla! Blessings on everyone!

  16. God bless Jamie on his trip to our parts of the country and thanks so much for his adoption of his new mommy,
    Re Pimp: Wrote you when he started to have Thyroid problems that it is very easy to crush his daily mini pill in his wet food. My Smoky gets her Tapazole 5mg since many, many years - and she's 12 now. The prescription diet food isn't always liked by kitties for longer time. By the way: Where do you find a vet that is working on Sundays? You're lucky. But then: You are so awesome for all what you do for poor little kitties searching a furever home that you deserve it.AndPimp as well.

  17. You guys and gals are Rock Stars!


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