Meet Smudge — my new brudder!

Hi everybuddy! Guess what? Over the weekend, we adopted me a new kitteh-brudder. Isn’t he the cutest?

His name is Smudge and I would luvs to tell you all about him but, well, we haven’t actually met in the furs yet. Mom says we’re gonna take things slow and easy and let everybuddy adjust. But I’ve smelled him under the door and believes me, he smells very nice. So I asked mom to take him the yaptop and let HIM tell you his story. So here he is!

Hello everyone! Gosh, it’s awfully nice of my new sister to let me borrow her blog to tell you about myself. I can’t wait to meet her for real!

Well, let’s see, where should I start? 

I don’t remember too much about the first humans I lived with. I do know they stole the claws off ALL FOUR of my paws, if you can believe it. Then they said something about how they had to move and they couldn’t take me. “Sorry about that, Mugens.” (Mugens was my original name). And so they dropped me off at this place called the Humane Society. 

Anyway, I hung out there for awhile, hoping for a new family to come along. I mean, I had SO much love to give and nobody to give it to. Well, one day, I heard one of the people there say that my time was running out. I don’t know what that meant exactly but luckily, before that happened, some nice people from a place called HemoSolutions came and took me away.

They told me I had been selected for a Very Important Job. They said that my mission, if I chose to accept it, was to give up some of my blood every few weeks to help other kitties who were sick. They promised that I would only do this for about a year or so and then I could retire and find my very own family. 

Now, I won’t kid you. This sounded kind of scary to me. But then I thought about all those sick kitties and I gathered up every bit of my courage and said that I would do it.

This is my courageous face. Do you like it?

And you know what? It wasn’t so bad. When it came time for me to give my blood, it didn’t really hurt and it was over super fast. All the rest of the time, I got to hang out with other kitties and love on the humans and play with toys. Well, before I knew it, my enlistment was up and they told me I was free to start looking for a place to retire.

It took me a few months but on Friday, I found it! 

And gosh, was it ever worth the wait. I have my very own room with a humongous window and a comfy bed and lots of toys to play with. But the very best part — the part I’ve been waiting for all my life — is my new mom and dad. They told me all about having to say good-bye to Cap’n Ripley and how they really miss him and how sometimes they’re still sad. So now my Very Important Job is to give them lots of love and headbutts and whisker kisses to make them smile. Oh, I know I can’t ever fill the Cap’n’s boots but they say my little white socks will do just fine!

Thanks again for letting me tell my story. Mayzie wrote me in an email that the residents of Blogville are the best and I can’t wait to get to know you all!

P.S. Animal blood banks like HemoSolutions are always in need of volunteer woofie donors. If you’re interested in finding out more about it, just Google “animal blood bank” and your city or state to see if there’s one near you!


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55 responses to “Meet Smudge — my new brudder!

  1. Daisy

    You’ve had an eventful life, Smudge……but you’ve landed up in a super place. Mayzie and Ranger are the best. We don’t think they chase cats like we do. We know you’re going to love it AND make the peeps happy and smiley.

    XXXOOO Daisy, Bella &roxy

  2. ande123

    Hi there Smudge, so glad to meet you in cat. You couldn’t have found a better home and we know that Mayzie and Brudder ranager will treat you well. You are just so handsome. Our Two Two has a black mark just like that on her nose. We are excited that you are living with that terrific family. We know that Abby will like it too eventually. Take care.

  3. Hellos theres Smudge, my name is Puddles and Mayzie is my BFF! Nows, I will tells you straight up…you could not has possibly founded a betters home then dis one! They is gonna treats you most perfectly, gives you tons of love and respect…and FOOD!!!!! You has gots da bestest mom and dad and brudder and sissy nows! They is gonna takes real good cares of you. And I can’t wait furs you to meet Mayzie, her is a trip and will makes you laugh and laugh til your sides hurt.
    We has heard bouts dat blood stuffs but I don’t think they does it around heres. Just think, you is a real hero to some udder kittehs dat you helped.
    WELCOME home Smudge!


  4. Welcome Smudge!! You are the luckiest kittie ever to move in with your new family. I know you have truly found your Happy Ever After!! Thanks for giving your blood to a good cause too!!

  5. Good morning Smudge….It is I, Madi the Diva. Speaking of stealing…your Bro Cap’n Ripley, stole my lady cat heart with is swaggering walk and pirate talk and silver tongue. He was quite the poet. You, my handsome new friend, have landed smack dab in the middle of EASY STREET which is on the corner of A hunk a hunk of Burning Love Avenue and TLC Drive. In other words your furever home is the best and your Peeps in Collie-rado and OMC your sibs are the best.

    Please ask your Mom to drop by our blog today….

    Thanks and I do so look forward to learning all about you
    Hugs Madi and Mom

  6. You are a brave and valiant kitty and you have found a wonderful home.


    gus n teka

  7. You picked the pawfect place to retire, Smudge., You have about the best furever family there could ever be. I’ve been away for a while and right now I’m very sad because of just learning that the Cap’n is gone, but also very happy for you. It’s a little confusing. Maybe a nap with clarify things. Meanwhile, congratulations to all of you and we wish you all the happiness you deserve, which is a ginormous amount.

  8. A big congrats to you Mayzie and Ranger on the new addition to your family! It’s always exciting when a new member is adopted into the fold….sometimes it’s scarey! But don’t you worry, you are not going anywhere…,Your home is furever! (I’m sure your Mom and Dad have already told you that) I’m an old hand at welcoming newcomers into “The Tribe” as we are called, and I am just happy to see another little soul saved.
    And as for you Smudgen, You have landed on all four, albeit clawless paws into the bestest family ever! It’s like you have won the cat lottery, being loved and cared for the rest of your days!….and may they be many! Hugs, Ruby & “The Tribe

  9. Smudge
    I am honowed to meet you!
    Not only awe you handsome, but so vewy’ve been thwoo so vewy much in yoow life and I’m so gwateful that finally you have found yoow loving family..i know you will give them joy and help them heal fwom theiw sadness of having to say fawewell to Ca’n Boots and you have a most amazing and wondewful sissie to meet yet. Mayzie is the best as you will leawn. Welcome to ouw blogville family!
    Smoochie kisses

  10. mommatea

    OH OUR PAWS N WHISKERS ! Yoo is such a cutie pie n so braves too givin all ovs da red stuffs to helps ova kittys. Wee finks dat Cap’n Ripley woods havs been most impresseds wiv yoo indeeds. Yoo coods nots wants fur a betta Mom n Dad or sisfur n brofur yoo sure nuff has landed on yor paws . Wee finks yoo is gonna havs so much funs wivs dem all. Welcomes to blogville Smudge

    Uji, Izzy n Ziggy
    xxx xxx xxx

  11. Smudge, it is SO very nice to meet you, and I have to say that you have landed in the very best home a cat or dog could hope for! You will love it there! I am also very impressed by how brave you are. You are a true hero!


  12. pauleyjames1

    Smudge you have hit the jackpot! We are so very happy that you found such a good home. We can’t wait until you actually get to meet everyone in the fur. You are a very brave & noble kitty to help out everyone like you did. We are glad to meet you 🙂

    Pauley James

  13. So this is the big news Mayzie was being so mysterious about! Wow! It’s so, so, so nice to meet you, Mr. Smudge! That’s such an incredibly impawtant job, and you were so very brave to do it. I can’t wait to hear more about your adventures.

    PeeS: My kitty siblings (Scribbles and Pigeon) wanted to tell you hello and let you know that it can be pretty ruff living with two dogs, but kitties always rule the roost!

  14. Welcome to blogville, Smudge!

  15. Hey Smudge! It’s so great to meet you… Hope you don’t like cheese cuz we don’t thinks Mayzie will be sharing…

    Sam and Pippen

  16. Smudge, you have landed in Kitteh heaven!! you couldnt ask for better pawrents and a better sister who will show you the ropes. Welcome to blogville and we can wait to read all your stories!

  17. I am just thrilled for you, Smudge! You are gonna love Mayzie and Brudder Ranger. They’re the best!

    Love ya lots,

  18. He’s cute! We like the black spot on his nose! Welcome to Blogville, Smudge!

    Wyatt and Stanzie

  19. harrispen

    Welcome to Blogville, Smudge! You are one lucky kitty to have landed in the home you have.


  20. Hi Smudge. Welcome & nice to meet you.
    Love Ruby & Penny

  21. Howdy Smudge, it is very nice to meet you! You have a terrific family and a wonderful sister who will show you the ropes!

  22. I’m so sorry your people took away your claws Smudge, but I’m happy you landed where you did!

  23. daisydog

    Oh Smudge, you are the cutest thing!! You are going to love love love your new sister and brudder!!! Welcome to blogville!!

  24. randomfelines

    Welcome Smudge!! We know you will make a great brudder. Sounds like you had a very important job before but we are VERY glad you found such a great family….

  25. Congratulations, Mayzie and Ranger! Welcome, Smudge! How brave of you to help fellow kitties by donating blood. You’ll have a wonderful, much-deserved retirement.

  26. So very happy to meet you Smudge!!! Welcome to blogville!!! I am so happy you found such a wonderful home!!! We will be great friends!!!

  27. Smudge it is very nice to meet you and you are very handsome. You may be a tiny bit scared of the doggies since you don’t have claws but we thinks Mayzie and Brudder Ranger are very nice and are glad to have you be part of their family so be brave and you will have a wonderful family that will love you very much. Paws crossed things go well when you meet in the furs. We are 3 cats Socks, Scylla & Arty Mouse and our doggie Fenris.

  28. OMD!!! Congrats to everyone! And welcome to Blogville, Smudge!
    Dachshund Nola

  29. whatremainsnow

    Welcome, Smudge! Boy, oh boy…I’m not sure you know what you have gotten yourself into. I hope you like your picture taken and your deeds, both good and bad, posted all over the worldwide web. It’s not a bad gig…just be aware! Can’t wait to hear all about your new adventures!

  30. Welcome Smudge!! I had no idea there were blood banks out there for animals. You have done a great thing helping all those kitties. I am glad to hear you found a great home with people and Mayzie. They will all give you lots of love!

  31. Shady

    What a wonderful story–complete with a happy ending for all. Welcome to blogville, Smudge!

  32. Welcome Smudge!

    Stop on by for a visit

  33. Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

    Hi Smudge, you sure are cute. Welcome to a great and fantastic home. We have never heard about those blood donor places for furries, but it sure is a pawesome project. Thanks for donating your blood too.

    We know you are going to love it at Mayzie’s place – great furever home for sure.

    Woos – Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

  34. littlemissjackie

    Hello Mr. Smudge, it’s so nice to meet you! I just luvs your little mustash! Gosh, what a curayjus boy you are, to help so many kitties like that! Mom says giving bloods takes lots and lots of braveries. We’re so glad you got to come live with Miss Mayzie and her family, what a super place to retire and reseev all the luvs and snuggles you deserve!

    Luvs and wiggles,


  35. Sarge

    Hey Smudge!
    Wow, here’s a big ole WELCOME TO BLOGVILLE! You are in a most wonderful family and I think you were very brave and sweet to help other kitties like that. Love your nose-mark.
    Grr and Woof,
    Sarge, COP

  36. Pip

    Oh Smudge, I am so very happy you have finally found a home with a nice mom and dad, doggie siblings, and your very own window and room. I too had a hard beginning in life and know what it means to finally be home. Welcome to blogville!

    Your pal, Pip

  37. HI Smudge, I loved reading your story. I will be honest and say that I’m not the best of friends with felines usually (I was attacked by one, once, you see – not that we generally tell anyone that as it’s a bit embarressing really!) but we all loved reading such a good news story – it’s so great to hear of happy home stories and I bet you and your sister are going to be the best of pals. You deserve a lovely, happy home after all the good work you have done and we are certain you have found such a home with those lovely people (ie two legged ones!) and your four legged siblings!



  38. Congratulations Smudge!!!! I think you hit the jackpot in terms of forever homes. And you were very brave and selfless to help others by giving blood when you were alone and scared, which makes your adoption by Mayzie’s family all the more sweet. I look forward to hearing about your interactions with (and eventual full blown introduction to) my friend Mayzie. Much love – XXOO – Mazzie

  39. Lorenza

    Sure you have had an interesting life, Smudge!
    But now…. you came to live with the best family in the whole world!
    Take care
    Kisses and hugs

  40. Glenna

    This was such a lovely story! So happy for you guys and Smudge!

  41. Benny & Lily

    welcome Smudge, what a cutie
    Benny & Lily

  42. What a beautiful kitty!!! He’s so lucky you found him!

  43. Roo

    Smudge! I luv your name 😀

    Welcome! Welcome! Welcome!

    I’m so glad you found a home with Mayzie and her peeps. They are the absolute best! 😀

    Will be lots of fun hearing about your adventures!

    Waggin at ya,

  44. I am so happy to get to know you. You did very important work and now you get to retire with the bestest of families. No more worries about where love and belly rubs and head pats are coming from.
    And your new big sister, she already loves you. Just give her a short time to learn how to show it in a mutually appreciated way.

    (We are doing some getting to know each other practices here, too.)

  45. Hi Smudges! You sure are cute! Welcome to blogville!


  46. Smudge! What an amazing kitty you are. Helping out so many other cats. I can tell you that you found an amazing home to retire in & you are just going to LOVE Mayzie and the peeps. I can’t wait to get to know more about you.

    Nubbin wiggles,

  47. Oh Smudge! You’ve stolen our hearts right from the start. What an amazing story you have…and we are so happy you have a wonderful family to take care of now. My girl (Glogirly) seems to be reaching for her kleenex an awful lot as she reads your words. She says it’s cuz we look alike, but I think it’s something else. ; )

    Thank you for visiting us today! We are SO happy to meet you.
    love, Katie & Glogirly

  48. What a wonderful boy you are ~ welcome to your new home. Sending you so mcu love and purrs. xx

  49. Hi Mr Smudge !
    It´s very nice of you to have volenteered for giving blood for a year to help sick kitties !
    Glad that you have found a new forever home now 🙂
    P.S I found my here from Katie and Glogirly

  50. Very nice to meet you Smudge. You will love it here in Blogville.


  51. Congratulations on your new family. I’m sure you will be spoiled and loved.


  52. Hello handsome Smudge, and welcome to Blogville!!

    -Bart and Ruby

  53. Tucker

    Hello Smudge! It’s nice to meets you. You are very lucky to have such a wonderful family. All of your claws, ouch! Those hoomans should have to have their nails pulled out.

    woof – Tucker

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