Spotlight Thursday – Meet Stella

27 Jul

Spotlight Thursday

Welcome my friends to SPOTLIGHT THURSDAY.  This is the time that I will introduce you to one of my fellow anipals so you can get to know them better.  Some of them, you may already know.  We hope that you enjoy this series!

Name:  Stella Mc Cormick

Age:  15 years

Location:  Mustang Island, Texas

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What were your first thoughts when you met your new parents?   When i saw my mom for the first time I was living with my four siblings in a woodpile out in the woods. My birth mom was feral and my adoptive mom captured her and all the kids. We were only four days old and my new mom took us in and fed us with a bottle. She had my birth mom fixed and released back to the wild. We stayed with our new mom and when we were old enough she placed everyone but my brother and I in new homes. My first thought was this was some mom. She has loved me since then. Sadly my brother went over the rainbow bridge a year ago and so I’m the only feline in the house.

What was the defining moment when you knew you were in your forever home?   When I saw the brothers and sisters all go and I was still left I knew I was a chosen one. My brother felt the same.

What has been your biggest “Oh no, now I’ve done it” moment so far in your home?  For some reason I decided to jump up on the table during dinner one time and wasn’t very careful. I caused a glass of red wine to take a tumble and it ended up in my mom’s lap. She was wearing white slacks at the time and I thought there was going to be trouble. All that happened is I was told to stay off the table. Of course, I completely ignore that order if I want to check things out. I now know all about wine glasses and I plan my landings to accommodate that risk.

Who do you have wrapped around your paws more – mom or dad – and why?  Well mom originally wanted to keep only brother and dad talked her into keeping both of us. Mom was very sad when brother had to leave and so I’ve made a real effort to help cheer her. I still think I have dad wrapped. He always makes room for me when I bug him for a stroke.

What’s the biggest misconception that humans think about you?   Humans think because I disappear when they come to the house that I’m shy. It’s not that at all. I am really outflanking them and preparing to leap out in case of emergency. I’ve never had to do it but I’m willing to save the family in case of danger.

Hope you enjoyed meeting my friend – check back next week for another Spotlight edition!


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52 responses to “Spotlight Thursday – Meet Stella

  1. easyweimaraner

    07/27/2017 at 1:53 am

    that was super nice to be there for your mom as she was so sad… that is what real furfriends are for ;o)

  2. franhunne4u

    07/27/2017 at 3:45 am

    Aren’t you a beauty, Stella? Such a pawesome cat! And really lovely of you to take care of your female slave despite her preference for your brother

    • John W. Howell

      07/27/2017 at 10:24 am

      Well, you know what they say, “Be nice to the food giver.” Actually, for a human, she is very sweet. Thanks, Fran

  3. Genevieve Petrillo

    07/27/2017 at 6:05 am

    You are one lucky kitty, Stella. And your mom and dad are one lucky family to have found you and kept you. Plus who doesn’t want a fearless protector hiding somewhere nearby ready to pop out at a moment’s notice?! Awesome!

    Love and licks,

    • John W. Howell

      07/27/2017 at 10:25 am

      Thank you, Genevieve. They are pretty lucky for sure. 😀

  4. CarolMaeWY

    07/27/2017 at 9:12 am

    Hi Stella, we love meeting Bacons friends and you’re no exception. You’re very pretty and brave too.

    • John W. Howell

      07/27/2017 at 10:32 am

      Aw, thank you, Carol. My brave gene is very well developed. We have never had wild animal in the hose since I got here. 🙂

    • Piglove

      07/27/2017 at 11:00 am

      Thank you sweets ❤ XOXO – Bacon

  5. Kate Crimmins

    07/27/2017 at 9:18 am

    You are a beauty! I’m glad that you swore off the wine. Not good for you! Your Dad has good taste in cats.

    • John W. Howell

      07/27/2017 at 10:43 am

      My Pop is a cat man for sure. Of course, we do have a couple of canines in the house but he spreads the love evenly. Thank you, Kate

  6. John W. Howell

    07/27/2017 at 10:22 am

    Thank you so much for the feature, June. Stella really enjoyed herself today.

    • Piglove

      07/27/2017 at 11:01 am

      Thank you my sweet friend for participating. You have wonderful interviews!! Love them all. XOXO – Bacon

  7. Amy

    07/27/2017 at 10:35 am

    Stella, you are so gorgeous, especially with those stripes on your paws and tail and head. What a lucky girl you were to be rescued from the feral life.

    • John W. Howell

      07/27/2017 at 10:45 am

      I actually got to see my birth dad. he used to come around and look at us kids through the patio door. I often wondered what it would be like out there (I live inside). Thanks, Amy. I do feel lucky.

  8. John W. Howell

    07/27/2017 at 10:52 am

    Reblogged this on Fiction Favorites and commented:
    Stella is being interviewed at Pig Love today. It is a fun blog featuring Bacon, a miniature pot bellied pig and all the friends, coming to you from the Hotel Thompson. Pop over and check it out.

    • Piglove

      07/27/2017 at 11:02 am

      aaww thanks my sweet friend. Thank you for participating!! ❤ XOXO – Bacon

      • John W. Howell

        07/27/2017 at 11:03 am

        My pleasure. Purrrrrrrrrrrrrrrrr.

      • Piglove

        07/27/2017 at 12:34 pm

  9. Teri Polen

    07/27/2017 at 11:19 am

    Stella is such a sweetie! Sorry she lost her brother.

  10. coldhandboyack

    07/27/2017 at 11:47 am

    What a cute interview. Good job you guys.

  11. Teagan Geneviene

    07/27/2017 at 1:16 pm

    That was cat-tastic. I’m totally a Stella fan. She even gets a bit part in my new blog serial as Stellar. Hugs.

  12. Ladybuggz

    07/27/2017 at 1:20 pm

    Pretty kitty!

    • John W. Howell

      07/27/2017 at 5:30 pm

      Thank you. I try to keep my coat groomed. I have to ask the humans for a brush now and then.

  13. Mae Clair

    07/27/2017 at 1:57 pm

    Since my first glimpse of Stella on her parent-dad’s blog, I knew she was special. Reading her thoughts here only confirms what a lovely lady she is.

    I was saddened to hear her brother has crossed the rainbow bridge but I know he must have had a wonderful life in his forever home before taking that journey.

    Delightful interview!

    • John W. Howell

      07/27/2017 at 5:32 pm

      Yes, Frankie had the best life. He got to do anything he wished and that was what he did. Thanks, Mae. 🙂

  14. Jill Weatherholt

    07/27/2017 at 5:03 pm

    How great to learn more about Stella. I was sorry to learn about her brother.

  15. Skyler Braveheart

    07/27/2017 at 5:43 pm

    You are a sweetie Stella!

    • John W. Howell

      07/27/2017 at 8:22 pm

      Thank you, Skyler. I try to be a sweet as I can. (Until some canine messes with me then it’s Katie bar the door.)

  16. Audrey Dawn - Oldest Daughter Redheaded Sister

    07/27/2017 at 7:18 pm

    Oh my goodness, Stella, you are adorable. Your humans are, too. 🙂

    • John W. Howell

      07/28/2017 at 10:09 am

      Why thank you, Audrey. My humans are okay for the most part. I know John enjoys your work.

  17. 15andmeowing

    07/27/2017 at 10:52 pm

    Nice to meet you Stella. I am sorry about your brother.

    • John W. Howell

      07/28/2017 at 10:10 am

      Thank you. I’m also 15 and meowing. What a great name.

  18. angelswhisper2011

    07/28/2017 at 3:02 am

    Nice to meet you, Stella. You are a beautiful kitty with a heart of gold ❤
    Great interview, Bacon…as always 🙂 Double Pawkiss for the Weekend 🙂 ❤

  19. circadianreflections

    07/28/2017 at 10:47 am

    Awww, purrrrfect introduction! I’m so glad you have found a lovely home Stella.

  20. houstonphotojourney

    07/28/2017 at 12:44 pm

    Aw, I’m in love with Stella now too 🙂

  21. Tails Around the Ranch

    07/29/2017 at 8:55 am

    Hubba, bubba Stella. You one ‘purdy’ kitty. ‘Con-catulations’ on being rescued by a wonderful mum.

    • John W. Howell

      07/29/2017 at 4:29 pm

      She is pretty wonderful. I remember her feeding me and my siblings with a doll baby bottle. Every three hours. She was certainly glad when we all grew up and started eating on our own.

  22. John Fioravanti

    08/03/2017 at 12:46 pm

    Reblogged this on Words To Captivate ~ by John Fioravanti and commented:
    Interview: Meet John W. Howell’s cat, Stella. She keeps Lucy and Bailey in line. Please, read on…

  23. John Fioravanti

    08/03/2017 at 12:50 pm

    Another great interview with one sweet cat!


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