POTD: Stinky Pete


As promised yesterday, here is the most popular photo of baby Pete.  This was taken back in August, 2008, when I rescued him from the alley.  Poor little guy really was stinky those first few days, and he sure had a set of lungs on him - but that was what saved him.  I was taking trash out to the Dumpster in the alley, and heard him crying (he was trapped in a tool shed).  His meowing saved his life (the people that put him in the tool shed -- without food or water!!! had called Animal Control to come pick him up, but it was the weekend, and they wouldn't get to him until a weekday!!! in August - with no food or water!!!).  So, this picture always reminds me not only of how darn cute he was as a kitten but also how his meowing saved him and brought us together.
He's now the happy (non-stinky) alpha male of the Purries, who is currently cuddling with Little Isis on the carpeted cat tree.  Ironically, Isis also came from that same Michigan alley - a year earlier - and now they are cuddling Florida kitties.  Just don't tell anyone that Isis likes to cuddle with Pete, it will totally ruin her badass aloof reputation.
Meow for now,
NTM and The Purries

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Mo and The Purries


  1. They locked him in a tool shed...with no food or water? Oh, we don't have words for that. Seriously.

    We are so glad you heard his meows that fateful day!

  2. Poor ol' Petey being stuck in that tool shed! Thank goodness you found him!

    Luf, Us

  3. That is just about the sweetest little thing we've seen in a long time! So glad he had a good voice back then.
    ~ The Bunch

  4. Awww....we remember when he was called "Stinky Pete"!!

    The Florida Furkids and Angel Sniffie

  5. He's Sweetie Petey to me!

  6. This is one of my ALL-TIME favorite kitten pictures. Sir Pete sure got lucky the day he screamed for you to be his dad.

  7. the picture is worth a thousand words. it says it all ! bless him!

  8. How could you not love that face....!

  9. Every time I see that picture of Pete, there's only one thing I think...I haz a happy!

  10. He's way too cute to be stinky!!

  11. We remember when you found him. This picture is so special. Isis and Pete must have a special bond due to their shared alley origins.

    Whicky Wuudler


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