A Boy Called Misa

About. No data are available about Jimi. He’s a common domestic cat, also known as the European Shorthair. People say he got a touch of the Russian Blue cat breed. There’s even a distinct possibility Jimi was born in Turkey. The previous owner didn’t take the cat to a veterinarian for a medical check-up or vaccinations. Thank goodness Jimi was in good condition when he was brought to the shelter. The local vet estimated Jimi was born early September 2018 and wrote down ‘2018, September 1’ in the Date of Birth box on the registration papers.

Jimi Day 1

 

So far, the change in Jimi’s life went extremely smooth and did exceed my expectations. He was very cautious on the first day but seemed to trust my experience with cats. The second day he was walking around in every room to check out the interesting spots. On the third day it seemed as he lived here for years. I couldn’t believe my eyes. Okay, there was one minor thing, he got diarrhoea on the first two days. I called the vet and he told me to change his food for a few days and give Jimi a gastrointestinal diet food. The problem was already solved the next day, it’s also possible it was stress related.

Jimi Day 2

 

I had two cat names in mind for a shelter cat before I found Jimi: Kiki for a female cat and Iggy for a male cat. Jimi’s original name was Misa. Someone told me the name Misa (a baby name for girls) means ‘Beautiful Bloom’ and is of Japanese origin. In the beginning it sounded good to me. But the first day I met Misa in the shelter I was wearing my Jimi Hendrix t-shirt. Driving back home I suddenly decided to call him Jimi if I could adopt him. So now we share the same family name. You know, it was probably the result of a coincidence, in the mood of the moment.

Jimi Day 3

 

Enjoy this beautiful day, my friends, wherever you are. Peace, love and understanding.

116 responses

  1. I haven’t been on here and I see I have some catching up to do. What a beautiful guy for you to share your life with! He’s exotic, maybe born in Turkey. Who knows what kind of previous life he had, but he’s good now, living with you! Congratulations to both of you. I’ll go catch up on more about him. What color is he?

    • I believe you are right. Cats can feel if they’re welcome immediately, I guess.
      So happy this little guy feels he’s in the right place…

  2. All Jimi needs is a left-handed Strat and you two will be rockin’. He is beautiful, and looks like he has taken charge of things. Jimi is perfect name for him, and even better keeping your sir name going. He looks like he’s going to be great model. You got a perfect expression in the middle photo. It’s one of those looks like “I’m so grateful you brought him home. Thank you! Thank you! Thank you! Now I’m taking over from here. Understood?”

    • Hi Tim. Thank you very much for your kind comment. It crossed my mind the last days, if I should keep using the ‘Mr.’ thing. Next week I’ll go shopping in a local guitar shop to see if they have a left-paw Strat…
      Right now, Jimi is a difficult cat to photograph. Every time when he notice you got a camera he walks in your direction.
      The shelter warned me and said it could take weeks for Jimi to settle in. But after 4 days it seems like he lived here for years. So glad it all went well and I found this little boy…

  3. I am glad to hear Jimi is settling in , Herman! He was meant to be there with you. The stress of relocating can certainly cause diarrhea, and that is all past him now. Looking forward to more photos and stories!

    • Hi Lavinia. Thank you so much for your kind comment. Jimi’s sleeping beside me right now, while I’m replying to comments on the blog. He’s such a sweet boy!
      I’m still having mixed emotions about getting another cat so soon. But it also feels like this had to happen to me. So happy I can give Jimi a forever home…

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, my friend. I love British Shorthairs and I’m glad I had a beautiful one for 10 years…
      So happy Jimi feels at home so soon. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

    • Hi Christine. Thank you very much for your kind comment, my dear friend. I’m so happy Jimi is settling in so well. The people from the shelter told me it could take weeks but Jimi feels home after 3 days. What a wonderful cat…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  4. He’s beautiful and looks like a Russian blue.They are the long-legged and slender blues. One can tell that he’s happy to be with you. You have adopted a very good companion. Welcome home, Jimi.Congratulations.

    • Hi Micheline. Jimi really got the looks of Russian Blue, kinda. The people from the shelter said it too and the vet said Jimi looked very special for a common cat… I’m very happy to found this sweet boy…
      Hope you’re having a great weekend, my friend!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, my friend. So glad I found this lovely boy and he feels good in my home.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend!

  5. Bless you both.
    Jimi does have a face expression of Russian Blue, and he is of your favorite color. I have no doubts that angel Bowie sent him to you to heal your broken heart. May you both have a happy life together ❤

  6. This “relationship” was meant to be – I’m sure of it Herman…..I’m with everyone else – the confusion/excitement and even change of diet may have caused the upset tummy but he looks alert, happy, curious and above all – HOME! Same color as Angel Bowie and I just KNOW IN MY HEART this was an “arranged adoption”….The beat goes on. I’m so happy for the two of you.

    Hugs, Pam

    • Hi Pam. Thank you so much for your kind words and concern. I’m still thinking this whole event was arranged by ‘someone’ and like you said, it was meant to be. I’m so glad Jimi feels at home so soon…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my dear friend!

    • Hi Virginia. Thank you so much for your kind comment. So happy right now with Jimi coming into my life…
      Hope you’re having a great weekend, my friend!

  7. Jimi looks very much at ease and comfortable already! It’s great that he has made such a smooth transition, he has no doubt had help from the spirit of Mr. Bowie. I’m happy for you both, hugs and purrs for a harmonious life together from Franklin and me.

    • Thank you so much for your kind words and concern. Oh yes, I’m so happy Jimi made such a smooth transition, especially because people from the shelter warned me it could take weeks… So glad I found this lovely boy!
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my friends!

  8. So lovely news! Cats know, for sure, when they are in their forever home. There is now two happy boys in your house. A home without a cat is so empty and cold, so I understand well you needed a catfriend.
    Kosmo says Welcome blogging to little Jimi.

    • Hi Kristiina. Thank you so much for your kind words. I’m so happy I could fill the emptiness in my house so soon with finding such a sweet boy…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my friends!

  9. Jimi already loves the camera and you have some great shots of him. I know the two of you are going to have so much fun. I’m glad you decided to adopt right away. It’s hard and you do feel guilty, but then remember that both Mr. Bowie and my Shakespeare knew how much love they got and they wanted another deserving kitty to get that love. I believe both of our pets pushed us to adopt and I’m glad they did.
    Pam, Hemingway and Steinbeck

    • Hi Pam. Thank you so much for all your kind and heartwarming comments today. This really means a lot to me and makes me feel better. So sorry to read you’re going to a difficult time yourself. Wishing you all the best, my dear friend!
      I’m so glad I found this beautiful cat because there are so many cats in all the shelters. The shelter where I found Jimi wasn’t on my list so it’s almost a wonder I found him.
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my friends!

      • Herman, I’m doing much better now and feeling great.
        I told you that Mr. Bowie would have a special fur person for you. The shelter where I got Steinbeck was one I’d never been to before. See how much alike we are? HA!!!
        I just love Jimi and I look forward to hearing more about him. He’s quite the handsome little dude.
        Best to you and Jimi!!!

        • Glad to read you’re feeling better, Pam.
          It makes you wonder about the way we find our furry friends. It feels like someone is pulling some strings to guide you to the right cat…

  10. It seems as if Jimi knew he was “home” shortly after moving in. This truly was meant to be, and we wish you both well as you get to know each other, bond and become best friends. Mr. Bowie will be watching over you both. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

    • Thank you so much for your kind words. I was really surprised how easy Jimi settled in. Immediately he felt at home and it seemed as he already knew this place. I’m sure he belongs here with me…
      Hope you’re having a wonderful weekend, my friends!

  11. So young Jimi has the paper reading time down pat, ha! This is good so to see! No kitty cat could be luckier than to come home with you Herman. I’m thinking Jimi has already noticed how loved he will be. Will he have access to the yard eventually? Looks like a light weight who could possibly leap pretty high. He must smell Mr Bowie everywhere, so it’s wonderful that he’s settled in so well. I’m really happy for you both ! PS. Iggy is a cool name too :D. maybe as a middle name? xK

    • Hi Kelly. Thank you so much for your kind comment, my dear friend. So far it looks like Jimi and I are getting along very good. So glad I found this little boy…
      Jimi has to stay indoors for 4 weeks before he can check out the garden. But I have to be very careful. There are a few weak spots in the cat friendly fence. I’m afraid Jimi could escape if he finds those spots…
      Hope you’re having a great weekend, Boomdee!

    • Hi Takami. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m so happy I found this sweet boy. I’m still struggling with the fact there’s so soon another cat in my life. But hey, I’m giving a shelter cat a very good new life…
      Hope you’re having a great Sunday, my friend!

      • Hello Herman,
        Yes, it is as you say! I am sure it is a lot of “work” on many levels, and you may feel ups and downs along the way. But I sincerely feel this is all for a good reason, and Mr. Bowie would agree too. I wish you a wonderful remainder of the weekend too.
        Your friend in Japan, Takami

        • Hi Takami. Thank you so much for your concern and support! Your kind comments always mean a lot to me.
          Thank you for hanging around all these years, my dear friend!

    • Oh yes! It looks like he’s having the time of his life…
      Thank you for your kind comment, my friend. Hope you’re having a great weekend!

  12. Hi Herman, I think Jimi is adopting pretty well after such a short time, imagining what he had to through after such a long travel from Turkey and his previous owner not taking care of him properly, cats can have traumas and having diarrhoea appears to be a sign of stress. Yet I think he is ready to take over to rule the house and settle in with his presence, because he has arrived.

  13. Good news that Jimi is already “at home”! His acceptance of you says a lot of good things about you, too, you know. Cats (animals) know who will look out for their best interests. Anyway, I am happy for Jimi and you!

    • Hi Doug. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m glad Jimi’s feeling at home so soon. He really seems to love his new environment… He has to stay 4 weeks indoors and then he’s ready to discover the garden.
      Hope you’re having a great weekend, my friend!

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment, my friend. So glad Jimi likes his new home and his new human so quickly… I think we are ready for great adventures soon… 🙂

  14. Many cats have upset tummies when they arrive in a new home. We’ve found one of the best things to calm their stomachs is live yogurt. Helps them build up some good bugs. We have a cat called Iggy. He arrived in a near starving state — you can imagine what his full name is 😉 Jimi looks like he can afford to put some weight on too.

    • Thank you so much for your kind comment and support, my friend. I will try if he likes the live yogurt (Mr. Bowie didn’t). I changed his food and it seems Jimi’s stomach is back to normal…
      You are right, for the moment Jimi is very skinny and he needs to put on some weight. He will have to join me for treats, I guess… 😉

    • Hi Mary. Thank you so much for your kind words and concern! I’m so happy that I found this sweet little boy.
      Jimi says “Meow” (still a bit shy) and sends his regard to Gibss and Ziva!

  15. Jimi seems very cool and deserve his new name, Jimi… That’s wonderful. You did great dear Herman, as I told in my post too, every cat should have a home…I am excited as much as you both. Thank you, have a nice day, Love, nia

    • Hi Nia. Thank you so much for your kind comment. I’m so glad I found Jimi in a shelter and can give him a forever home where he’s happy.
      Hope you’re having a great day, my friend!

    • Thank you so much for sending me this link. I’ll check it out immediately. Friends of mine feed their cats too with Sanabelle.
      Hope you’re having a great day!

    • Thank you! I still got mixed feelings about this situation. I also have to avoid to compare Jimi with Bowie. But you can see that Jimi is very happy to be here in his forever home. I’m sure we will be best friends and enjoy our new adventures…
      Thank you so much for your support and concern, my dear friend! Hope you’re having a great day!

      • It does take time to get to know each other and it is hard not to compare at first. But Jimi will find his own place in your life and Mr Bowie will always have a special part of your heart.
        All good here thank you – Springtime! 🙂
        All the best, Scifi. 🙂

    • Thank you so much for your warm comment, my dear friend. You are so right; we are all very happy and glad we have found each other.
      It looks like we are ready for new and exciting adventures… 🙂

    • Thank you so much, CatLady! I’m very happy with his new name. The way he’s looking at me when I call his name seems to tell he likes it too… 😉
      Hope you’re having a great day!

  16. He is so beautiful. I am glad it is working out! It took us a year (yes, a year!) to find suitable names for the cats we adopted. But it took them two days (if even) for them to respond to them. I think they like their new names better than the ones they came to us with. He looks much more like a Jimi than a Misa.

    • Misa sounds ok for a female cat, maybe. But like you said, the little one looks more like a Jimi. I got a feeling he already likes and recognise his name.
      Thank you for your kind comments, Terre. Much appreciated!

  17. when I read your previous publication Jimi …. immediately I thought of Hendricks of course: D
    Iggy would have been Igy Pop.
    There are cats who take time to adapt to their environment but as you highlight so well he felt that you knew you and in three days he is at home. The time to deposit his pheromones a little everywhere and, it’s gone
    Be happy together

    • Hi Yoshimi. You are so right about the names and musicians. I still think Iggy was a great name but Jimi seems to match better for my new friend…
      Jimi is 8 days in his new home and he seems to like it here. So glad it all went well.
      Thank you very much for your kind comment and concern.

    • Hi Julie. Thank you so much for your kind comment and concern. I’m so glad Jimi liked his new home immediately and he enjoys my company. I’m sure we’ll get along well…

    • Oh yes! Jimi’s so full of life and enjoys his new forever home. I’m so happy I found this sweet boy… Looking forward to all our new adventures together!

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