Meet Finnegan

After her beloved cat, Pumpkin, died, my mother-in-law decided to open her home to another cat in need. This is Finnegan.

He is another ginger boy like Pumpkin but he is also not like Pumpkin. Just like all cats, he has his own personality.

I expected him to be shy around strangers and thought I would have to go look for him under the bed but I didn’t. Instead he came out to greet us. He is a very sociable cat but he is not a lap cat, at least not now. Perhaps when he is more comfortable he will be.

We visited twice since she adopted him. The second time I found him napping on the bed so he certainly feels right at home.

He is also not shy about blocking the doorway.

We brought him one of Floki’s mice to play with. I bought a bag of ten mice and still had a few left so we thought he might want one. He was mildly interested for about five seconds and then not so much.

Finnegan, or Finn for short, got his name because he looks like an Irish redhead. He is about three years old and was once a stray that was brought in after someone alerted the organization that he appeared injured or “beat up.” I don’t know all the details but he is far too friendly to be feral.

Another interesting thing is that he has no white on him anywhere. The tip of his tail is very light but not quite white. I don’t recall seeing a ginger cat with no white. I wonder how common that is? What do you think about Finn or about ginger cats with no white?


35 thoughts on “Meet Finnegan

  1. databbiesotrouttowne

    finn….dood !!! its veree nice ta meet ewe; N well come ta blog land…..happee gotcha day & new foreverz home …may ewe live manee happee healthee yeerz with yur new purrson. ewe iz one handsum dood !! R cuzin.. perkolator… waza ginger tho her had a bit oh white in her coat ! ๐Ÿ™‚ โ™ฅโ™ฅ

  2. onespoiledcat

    He’s a cutie………..not sure about gingers with no white – both of our gingers have had a lot of white. I hope he will enjoy his FOREVER home with your Mother-in-Law!

    Hugs, Pam

  3. kittiesblue

    Nice to meet you, Finn. Wishing you a Great life in your new home. Cooper Murphy has no white, just a variety of ginger hues. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

  4. caren gittleman

    Finn is precious!!!! So handsome! I bet he will play with that mouse when no one is around. Cody will often play with toys like that when I’m not anywhere near him. So glad Finn found a loving home!

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      You might be right. Since she has breast cancer I was a little leery of her taking on another pet but pets are good for your health and her other daughter, Felice, will take care of him if anything happens to her.

  5. weggieboy

    Ginger tabbies I’ve known or shared my home with (Louie the ginger tabby) have all been socialable, dog-like friendly cats. I am partial to them! Louie chose me at the shelter, not the other way around, and he charmed me into taking him home!

    1. Charles Huss Post author

      That’s exactly what happened with Chris and I. I was a volunteer cleaning cages and he jumped onto my shoulders and started licking my ears and biting my nose.


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