Monday, December 17, 2012

Allred Who?

Many of you said it,
but we didn't believe.
We were just sure that Allred
had met his end and was never
ever coming back.
WE WERE WRONG.
At 2:25am we were all awakened from
our slumber by a screaming cat.
 
"I'M HOME and I'M HUNGRY!!!"
With Delight, My Vickie bolted out of
bed and ran to welcome our wanderer home.
She greeted him with hugs and kisses and tears.
 
But he didn't want that.... NOT YET.
he wanted Food. Food. Food
Poor Allred was starving and no amount
of love and attention was going to dis-sway him
from making his point.
"FOOD"
After he had filled his very empty
belly, My Vickie took him over to see his
Christmas Present from TANK
 
Although he had nothing bad to say,
he didn't seem that impressed either.
 
Dont' worry Tank buddy
I'm sure when he has had some rest
he will show his appreciation.
He slept the rest of the night
in My Vickie's arms as she was
unwilling to put him down
When we all got up to
go about our day, she put him on
a chair on top of her coat
and other than changing position
that is where he has been ALL day.
Seriously, he has slept ALL DAY
You might notice in the picture above
how sore his little feet are.
They are pretty bruised up and
worn down deep into the pads.
And he has lost a ton of weight.
We don't know what has happened
in the last 30 or so days
but My Vickie things Miss Paulette
may have been right when she wondered if
Allred got in someones car and went home
with them.  Where-ever they went
it must have been a far far place
because we think Allred has been
trying to find his way home since then.
All we know for sure though,
is that we got our Christmas Miracle
and we are so very grateful
to have him back home with us.
(or at least My Vickie is)
 
Hey Goose,  before Allred went to
sleep last night he mentioned something
about knowing you said he could
whap you all he wants if he comes home.
 
Any idea of what he is talking about.
 
Thanks everyone for wishing him home.
I really do love him....
 
Bert


102 comments:

Collie222 said...

Woo hoo! We just knew he would come home by Christmas! So happy for you all!!!

JJ said...

Sooo happy with you, that Allred is back and alright!

Poor boy was so hungry...

It's really a Christmas Miracle, he found his way home :-)

Black Dog

GOOSE said...

Yea, yea I know what he is talking about. I better wear my tough furs when I come in the morning. I did say if he came home he could whap me around =d all he wanted. Not sure what I was thinking. I guess I just wanted him to come home so bad I would say anything. But a promise is a promise. I am so glad you are home Allred, I really am. Hey Bert! You were not the only dog to get a miracle today. So did I. You'll have to read all about it. And you WILL NOT believe it.
Blessings,
Goose

klahanie said...

Oh so nice and inspirational and just in time for Catsmas, sorry, Christmas :)

Pawsitive wishes and doggy kisses, Penny the Jack Russell dog and modest internet superstar! xx

Mitch and Molly said...

What an awesome Christmas pressie! We're so happy for you and Miss Vickie, Bert!

Love ya lots,
Mitch and Molly

Golden Woofs! SUGAR said...

Woof! Woof! Oh My What a great Golden NEWS! I told you ... you jut have to believe. You have to keep inside (if you can make him). What a Christmas present. LOVE LOVE LOVE it. I see from Allred photos he is very happy to be HOME for the Holidays. Lots of Golden Woofs, Sugar

georgia little pea said...

This is the best news! I can't stop smiling. I don't think I've ever seen AllRed so PEACEFUL. Isn't he a sweet kitty when he's sleeping? If only he could tell us all what happened. What a story that'd make eh. Hugs all round XXX

Susie and Sidebite said...

Lets all do some Arooooooo's for The return of Allred, Glad your home little buddy, and whap Goose for us

Your Happy Pals
Susie & Bites

Reilly / Denny Cowspotdogs said...

That is truly the best ever Christmas present ever and you know what else....even though he is his own cat....he KNOWS where he he is loved and he moved heaven and earth to get back there....welcome home allred

zooperson said...

That is the very best kind of Christmas gift--for someone you love to show up! I'm so happy for you. I have a furbrother Alfie that looks just like your Allred. Lady Caroline

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

I never EVER thought I would say THIS butt...
ALLRED... I am THRILLED to SEE YOU. So is Ernie.

OMD OMC WE are sooooooooo happy that you are HOME!!!

Cinnamon said...

So happy Allred is back home safe.

xo Cinnamon

JacksDad said...

Well that is such wonderful news!! Thank you for sharing it with us!!! I'm so happy for you!

Tank said...

I hope you've learned a lesson here Bert (and Vickie too,) and that's not to eulogize something before you know for sure it has actually kicked the bucket.

My asst. loves her little Charlie Brown tree tastefully decorated with a single red ornament. Sorry if Allred is not impressed, but glad he found his way home.

STELLA and RORY from Down Under said...

Yaaahooooooooooo!!!! What a wonderful Christmas present. Welcome back Allred mate. We're glad to see ya. No worries, and love, Stella and Rory

Madi and Mom said...

Bert and miss Vickie
Mom and I are beyond thrilled and overjoyed to see Allred home again. Dear me who would have thought.....give him a hug from us and we hope his wandering days are over
Hugs
Madi and mom

Miss Sophie said...

Oh My!! What a wonderful Christmas miracle this is!! I heard all about him and how much my big brother loved him (Murphy) so now I WILL get to meet him. ALLRED -- We are going to be great friends, er, well, that's what I am hoping anyway.

Laurie in Iowa said...

I'm so happy for you and Vickie and Allred too of course.

The Life of Riley said...

Yay! I am barking loudly as my human and I are so happy he is home and that your family is back together for Christmas.

Love and woofs,
Riley

Team Beaglebratz said...

WAHOOZIEZ COOL DOOZIEZ!!!!!!!!!!
WOWZERZ WOO-HOOZIEZ!!!!!!!!!!!!!
Oh we Beaglebratz r so furry much happy tue c Allred, once agin bak where he b-longz.

Pee-S Our mom kept "telling" Allred he needed tue git bak home - she kept sayin'I can c him walkin'down a road. We Beaglebratz don't know'boutz that - soundz kinda funny tue us. Butt what matterz - ALLRED IZ HOME!!!!!!
Shiloh'n The Diva Shasta

A Day In The Life Of A Goose said...

OMD, woohoo!!!! Go Allred, Go!!! :-D I am so, so, so, so happy that he is back at home and safe!! Give him a little R&R, some food, and love and he will be back to his awesomeness soon enough!! :-D See, he did come home for Christmas (I think Santy Paws might have had something to do with it Bert!)!!!

Murphy said...

We had a sneaking hunch he was gonna come back. So glad he did!!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

Quick note before computer freezes again! Found out it's the hard drive and trying to nurse it 'til after Feb. Sorry not commenting more often, but trying to read what I can from reader. Not even able to keep up with email.

So happy Allred made it home for Christmas! I'll be back as soon as I can!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Lassiter Chase and Benjamin said...

We are so happy Allred found his way back to you.

2browndawgs said...

He's home! *happy dancing*

Dexter said...

Oh Allred! This is the best thing ever. I am so glad you are home. I can't believe it. Dude! You sure had everybody scared. I'm sending you a big hug. I hope that being a little tired, you will accept it with grace. You stay close to home from now on, OK?

Kisses,
Dexter

Fiona, as typed by Dr. Liz said...

Gotta tell ya, having Allred on the loose with you living not that far from us was making us quite nervous. I mean, what if he found out we were friends with Tank and decided to come down and turn US into squirrels?!? Just Kidding! We're so glad he's back safe and sound!

*kissey face*
-Fiona and Abby the Hippobottomus

chicamom85 said...

OMD BOL BOL I am so happy!!! Allred came back for Christmas. I am dancing for you. Get lots of rest sweet Allred so you can get back to being your grumpy self that we all love.

Loveys Sasha

Amber DaWeenie said...

OMD OMD OMD !!!

This really proves that Christmas miracles really do happen. Welcome Home, Allred. I know a lot of pups and kits and peeps really missed you bunches!

:)

harrispen said...

OMD! A true Christmas Miracle! Let's hope Allred will decide to stay closer to home for a long time.

Millie

Sam said...

That is the BEST news ever! We were sure it would happen, and boy, we are glad it did!

Sam

What Remains Now said...

This is just the best and happiest thing in the whole world. I am so happy for you all. Welcome home, Allred. Eat up!

Winston said...

Blessings, this is the bestest news we have heard for days! Now, Allred, you have some splaining to do!

♥♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥♥ said...

What a wonderful Christmas present for Miss Vickie!!! We are so happy Allred is home. Now how do you keep him home? Are you sure he really didn't come to OP and visit Tank, then got lost on the way home?

Woos - Phantom, Thunder, Ciara, and Lightning

jared said...

Good to see he made it home. My Tyrone would take a little vacation from us every summer. he would disappear for about 3-4 weeks and then come on home. I guess he needed to make sure he could still catch his own food and survive on his own without being pampered by those with thumbs.

Val said...

WOOHOO!!! and I mean a BIG WOOHOO!! This is wonderful news. glad the ole boy made it home for Christmas :) Looks like you got your Christmas Miracle :)

Two French Bulldogs said...

Oh my word Allred. You are lucky the locks were changed
Benny & Lily

NCmountainwoman said...

What a wonderful story in this time of tragic stories. A true Christmas Miracle for sure. I had hoped but I'm not sure I really believed. But I do now! I feel warm all over. From Allred of all cats. Welcome home.

The Cat From Hell said...

Oh Allred!
Me has been so very worried, but me KNEW yous would comes home! Me has missed yous so much and me is so furry happy that yous is back where yous belongs!
Kisses, and snuggles and purrs
Your Nellie Bellie
PS Look for mes in youe dreams tonight!

mayziegal said...

YIPPPPPEEEEEE!!!!! We are just totally and completely over the MOON with this news! He made it home for CHRISTMAS (or, you know, the end of the world...whatever). We know how worried we'd be if one of our kittehs went missing and we're very much happy for Your Vickie that he was able to find his way back to you all. (Gah! Now my mom is being leaky.) Have sweet dreams tonight, Allred!

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

Cotton said...

YIPPEE! That is awesome! So glad Allred is back, wouldn't be a happy Christmas wifout that liddul kitteh!
Cotton

Prancer Pie said...

YAY!!! What a wonderful miracle! We are so happy for all of you! xoxoxo

Lovable Lily said...

Thank goodness Allred is home safe and sound. Truly a Christmas miracle indeed!

Hugs,
Lily Belle & Muffin

scotsmad said...

Hip, hip Arooooo. We're so happy he's home...happy for you...uh...we don't really like cats. Sounds like he did do a bit of hitchhiking and had a long way to come home. BUT he knew where he wanted to be.

XXXOOO Daisy, Bella & Roxy

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

We believe in miracles...and are howling with celebration that Allred has finally found his way back to your door! Let the joyful holidays begin!

Anonymous said...

Wow, Your Vickie was right to keep looking, she knew that Allred was looking for his home. I am sooo glad for you, what a perfect time for a miracle. I know that you and Vickie will nurse him back to good health, sounds like he has had a rough time.
Take care & blessings,
Lucy (silent MOD Troy, Ohio)

Ruby said...

OMD! OMD! BESTEST Christmas pressie EVER!!! Oh, that is AMAZIN' news!! I bets he could write a book on his adventures.
Miracle indeed.

Kisses,
Ruby

The Island Cats said...

Oh this is the bestest news! Allred, we are so glad you are home!!

Mason The Big Stinky Dog said...

BERT WE ARE SO HAPPY FER U!!

MASON

Carol said...

Oh we are so happy for you all. So glad he's home. Welcome back Allred

The silvers and more

Mr. Black said...

Allred, I am so glad you found your way home. What a brave and determined cat you are!

I am very happy for your family.

Sue B said...

that is the best news ever!!! So happy that Allred is home! a Christmas miracle indeed!!!

rottrover said...

OMC! Welcome home, Allred. Vickie never gave up on you, buddy. But you already knew that. Merry Christmas!!

Bart and Ruby

Mark's Mews (Ayla, Iza, and Marley) said...

We are so happy Allred came HOME!!!

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

RING THE BELLS!!!!!! LET THERE BE REJOICING ACROSS THE LAND! That is the BEST, BEST news. Allred, you are a star and we are so, SO happy that you are home!

Everyone at The Poupounette

Misaki @ misadventuresofMisaki said...

Just popped over from Nellie's to say how pleased I am that Allred is home. It is truly a Christmas miracle:-)

Katie Isabella said...

Mommy and I have been missing a few weeks on accounta my favorite human brother was so sick but we are trying to catch up and we did not know precious Allred was missing. THANK HEAVENS he is back and with his family.I am so happy to read this dear ending. Lots of purrs and lovins to Allred. xoxoxoxoxo

Magic said...

What a wonderful tale for Christmas - a real little miracle. We are all so happy Allred found his way home at last. Hugs and licks to you all - Magic xx

Dianna said...

Found my way here through Nellie's blog. This is an amazing story - what a wonderful Christmas gift. So glad your kitty's home!

Sarge said...

WOW WOW BOW WOW WOW! OMD OMC I'm so very waggin' happy that Allred has come home. Congrats to your whole pack for the wonderful news. We are all so very glad for his safe return.
Grr and an Elated Woof,
Sarge, Furiend

Agnes Bullock said...

WONDERFUL NEWS! We had a cat named Bear who would regularly go on "walk abouts" and not returning for up to three weeks!

Lydia Criss Mays said...

It is a Christmas miracle! Allred might change his ways given what the rest of the world was dishing up. It looks like he could just dream all day. We'll be sending so many healing and see beautiful thoughts your way. So happy to read this!

katsrus said...

This is so wonderful! What an awesome Christmas present. I am so glad he is home and is safe.
Sue B

easyweimaraner said...

I'm so happy... he is back, that's like a christmas gift.

The Heartbeats said...

Holy moly! Cats are so weird! Glad you are home from your vacation Allred.

Wiggles,
Calhoun

Georgia Peach said...

I told you to keep the faith that he'd be home for Christmas. I am so glad he made it back. I missed him almost as much as you. Maybe he's learned his lesson and knows that he can't get better lovin' than being with you and Bert. Merry Christmas!!!

Charlene and Storm said...

YAY!!! oh im so glad for you guys that Alred got home safe xxx

what a wonderful christmas present xxx

Charlene and Stormy
xxx

stellaroselong said...

Oh Allred and Ms. Vickie and Bert our hearts are singing...we are so sosososso happy you are home! Everyday mom and i would check your site to see if he was back cos we just didn't want to believe in our hearts that he wouldn't be home in time for Christmas. Mom said one of the gifts and heartbreaks of blogging and our new family is when they are in pain and sorrow so are we, NOW WE ARE HAPPY!!!!! Hugs and blessings to all!!
sTella Rose and MOMMa!!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

We don't know you ~ but we are so HAPPY that your boy came home. What a worry that must have been when he was missing. Oh joy! xxxxxxxxxxx

The Websters said...

SO SO SO SO SO HAPPY for you! We can't imagine how relieved you must be!

Nora

NanaNor's said...

Hi Bert and Miss Vickie, Wonderful Christmas miracle. I too wondered if he somehow was taken out of the area and slowly had to find his way home. Our companions often do that-even if it means walking many many miles. So very happy for you!
Hugs, Noreen & Hunter

KB said...

Allred, You made me cry. Thanks for trying so very hard to find your Vickie and Bert. They will hold you close, and you can do all the whapping you want... just please don't draw blood. We love you!

Bassetmomma said...

Just when I got my eyes all dried up after Goose's tree post I come here to such wonderful news! I can't tell you how happy I am for you and Miss Vickie, Bert. This stroy has brought back so many memories of when my Sylvester was lost and showed up 2 months later exactly like Allred, very thin battered and starving! I don't blame Miss Vickie for not wanting to let him go. What a wonderful Christmas miracle!

onebluedog said...

YAY YAY YAY!!!! Oh Allred - you made us all oh so worried!

We said a lot of prayers for Allred and and now he is home :D Mom's eyes are all leaky right now because she is really happy too!

Oh, and Allred, don't make us worry so much again, okay?!

ra husky said...

Happy husky wooooos!!!

RA

The Army of Four said...

Oh, Bert and Your Vickie!!!! This is just the BEST news!!! It really is a Christmas miracle!
Welcome home, Allred!!!
Play bows,
Zim

RYKER said...

Bert and Vickie,
I can't think of a better present! I am overwhelmingly HAPPY for you!!!! We lost our Boudy for 3 months and he came home to us so I know exactly how relieved you feel.
Hugs,
Sandy and Ryker

Charlotte said...

Oh my god - what wonderful news - it is a chrismas miracle! We all are so very happy to hear our little monster is safe home again. I missed him - and my love I miss you too but my secretary has failed me! Today I was able to force her to the mail office - but I'm afraid my love, my christmas present will come very late... love and hugs your charlotte

Jenna and Sissy said...

We are so happy that Allred is home! Our auntie had a kitty that disappeared for a long time then reappeared. The humans said they wished she could tell them where she'd been :)

Blueberry's human said...

Praise the Lord! I am so happy for you! Words don't seem to cover how I am feeling for you now. Just amazing news and so glad he is safe and back at home once again! Is it possible to get a GPS tracking chip put in him? ;)

Allred - we've missed you! So glad you have returned where you belong, and just in time for Christmas!

Sparkle said...

This is a true Christmas miracle! I am so happy for you all!

Kjelle Bus said...

Read over at Nellie and Kozmo´s blog that you where home now Allred = YAYYYY !!!

mycooldog said...

Oh I literally squealed when I saw this. I'm so happy that Allred is safe and that you can all spend Christmas together. Wonderful wonderful new!

Sagira said...

What wonderful news!

Derby, Ducky said...

We stopped over from The Chan's. So happy you are home for Christmouse.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

OMC! OMC! OMC!!!! Now, Allred, you may or may not know that I have not been your Biggest Fan (being myself so in love with Nellie), but My Human and I gotted all leaky-eyed when we read at Nellie's that YOU COMED HOME!!!!!

We really felt so sad when Nellie posted that you'd gone missing and wondered about you sometimes--we were SO EXCITED when we saw the news at Nellie's today....Welcome Home, Buddy! What a Merry Christmas for your family....eat lots!!!

~Kim at Golden Pines~ said...

YAY!!!!!A Christmas miracle for sure!!!!!! I am so, so glad that Allred is back--But I wish he wasn't so good at keeping secrets and could tell you and US about his adventure, I'll be it's a good story!!!! Give him a big welcome back hug from all of us at Golden Pines!!!

KEY WEST COLLIES said...

This is pawsome news. We are so happy for you.

Dougall-the-Scottie said...

Wow! I bet Allred is glad to be home!

Roo said...

HURRAY! THANK GOODNESS! WELCOME HOME ALLRED!!!

Merry Merry Christmas my furiends :D

Waggin at ya,
Roo

Marley said...

Praise the Lord! Allred's home! Sounds like he got stuck somewhere for sure.

Casey said...

It's a Christmas MIRACLE!!! I'm SO happy that Allred found his way home at last! Do you think there was a star he was following?

Patrice and Higgins said...

Woo to the hoo!! It's a Christmas Miracle!! Welcome home! Maybe he will be sweeter to everyone now since he's been gone so long....but I doubt it!

~Higgins

MizzBassie said...

Wow, I'm so glad Allred came back home. I bet your human thinks it's the best Christmas gift ever! Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrs.

Spitty-the-Kitty said...

Thanks for coming by today, Allred. Yeah, after we have this little bonding moment over your safe return, I think we'll have to resume our correct roles as rivals for the affections of a certain tiny LadyCat in Canada, eh?

Hope you're still getting the tasty noms. Course at this point, they're probably ALL tasty, MOL!

Anonymous said...

Have come to you from The Poupounette. Glad Allred has come home. 30 days is a looong time and the feets do look bruised! We're wondering...how did Allred get his name. It's a somewhat uncommon name and happens to be a name in our family, too.

Lizzie & 3 kitties

K-Koira said...

Oh wow! Glad he finally came home! Hopefully this is the last time he makes a big trip. Maybe time to be kept as an indoor only cat from now on.

Keisha said...

Yay yay yay! I luvs him sooo muchs. :)

Diamond said...

that is really great news. It sounds as if he was in a truck or car and got taken somewhere and had to find his way home. What an adventure, but not a very pleasant one for him.
Dawn (Shubunkin) for The Pond Fish

snoopy@snoopysdogblog said...

Oh Bert,

I can't believe I missed this amazing news!! I'm beyond happy that Allred is home and safe!! I'm wagging SO much!!

Please give him big hugs from me and if you can't bring yourself to, please ask your Vickie to :)

Wags to all,

Your pal Snoopy :)

Catherine said...

I had to catch up! Oh how wonderful! I am so so so happy that Allred found his way home. A true Christmas miracle. Oh this does a heart good!
xo Catherine

Maggie Mae and Max said...

OoH My Doggies!!

We is just learnin' dat Allred is home again! What a most wunderful Christmas miracle! Dis news made our mom get all teary eyed wif happiness. :)

Woofs and Licks,
Maggie Mae and Max