Meet Alister

by - January 26, 2016


This is Alister. He is the newest addition to the Montgomery household. He wasn't exactly "planned". But he was definitely meant to join our family. 

It was the weekend before Christmas and we were out running errands (getting ready for the big day) when I got sidetracked by a sign that said "Cat Adoption Today". 

"Let's stop," I said thinking I love petting cats. I just wanted to pet a soft kitty...you know? Maybe a soft kitty that is also a warm kitty. 

Of course, my husband said we needed to stay on task. But at the very last minute, he asked if I really wanted to stop. 
Uhhh... Yeah! And so we went into the pet store that was hosting the cat adoption event.

All of the cats were sweet and looked like they would enjoy some loving. I just walked around and then I saw Alister. He was so quiet and mellow, not to mention beautiful.

He is a Flame Point Snowshoe. Snowshoe cats are closely related to Siamese cats. Some say that they are a Siamese cat with specific markings. I'm not sure how it all gets classified. He has some Siamese characteristics such as points, and blue eyes. But he has little "snowshoe" front paws. He also seems more sturdy that the typical Siamese.

So, when we saw him we asked if we could hold him. --Mental note: Remember to only hold a cat (or anything cute, soft and furry) if you are prepared to own said sweet cat.

We were smitten. As with most pet placement agencies, they are not a "store" you can't just say, "I'll take the pretty one over there." You have to complete an application and they have the right to call your references and your vet and do a home visit. All I knew was that Alister had to be ours, and so we went home to complete said application. The rest of our errands simply did not get done.

Long story short, we passed the adoption screening and are now proud parents to a sweet cat/kitten. He was seven months when we got him.  --I know, he's big for being a kitten, right? We've had him since right before Christmas...so now he's eight months.

As you can see, Alister can do pretty much whatever he wants. Expect to hear more about this guy! He's just too fun. More pics are on the way too.

TTFN!
(ta ta for now)

~Kimberly

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  1. Congrats on your new fabulous addition to your fam! Alister is gorgeous! I know he is so happy to be in a loving home now!
    Karen | GlamKaren.com

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  2. Awwwwwwww Alister is stunning he reminds me of a cross between a Siamese and a Persian what a gorgeous cat. I know what you mean you form such an attachment to him and you know that it won't go away unless you get the cat lol!

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    1. Thank you. --I totally see what you mean about looking like a Siamese and a Persian. He has very soft fluffy fur, which reminds me of a Persian.

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  3. Our Tigger wasn't planned but I can't imagine life without his fur everywhere!

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    1. That's the thing about cats. They sort of pick you....:)

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  4. what a great name for a cat. He looks adorable. Congrats on your new addition.

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    1. Thank you Brianna. Alister really seems to fit his name.

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  5. I love kitties, he's so cute! I became deathly allergic last year and sadly had to find a new home for my 3 kitties...i miss them every. day. Enjoy him!

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    1. I'm so sorry about you having to re-home your kitties. We haven't had a cat in forever. We have a miniature poodle and we weren't sure how they would get along. The cool thing is that they seem to love each other.

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  6. I'm super allergic to cats sadly, but yours is so cute!! I love his name, too! Enjoy your new bestie!!

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    1. Allergies are no joke. My daughter's boyfriend is allergic. Luckily, he is okay in the same room with the cat, as long as he doesn't touch him. --Which is hard to do. I know some people can't even be in the same room that a cat has previously been in.

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  7. Welcome to the family Alister! My husband will not let me near a pet adoption event or he knows we would be bringing them all home with us!

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    1. I get it! I didn't think my guy would let us go in and I really couldn't believe it when he said "yes" to getting Alister.

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  8. Awe Alistar is so adorable! I have not been around cats a whole lot because my mom and sister are allergic to them, but I've always thought they would be such great pets!

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    1. Cats are so independent and they have such different personalities. My sister has a cat that likes to cuddle. Alister likes to present himself for petting...but doesn't want to curl up and stay. But he is so fun to watch.

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    1. I love that you said hold him tight. I will do that .... metaphorically. He's not much for snuggling. But he does like to come and rub his head on my legs and lay down so that I can pet him. He is very fun.

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  10. Every time I see a pet adoption I have to walk the other way haha. What a sweet kitten!

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    1. Good discipline on your part. We must have just been "ready". ;)

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  11. awwww. such a cutie. We adopted my Penelope a few years back. I agree, don't pet if you don't want to take it home.

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  12. He is such a sweetie. I love that they have a whole process to make sure the kittens go to a good home!

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    1. The adoption process certainly makes sure that you are serious. :)

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  13. Alister is beautiful! I bet he is thrilled to be a part of your family! What a perfect Christmas gift :)

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    1. Thank you. Alister does seem happy. :) My favorite thing is when he wakes up from a nap. He looks a little disheveled and disoriented.

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  14. I am so happy for you and Alister! Cats always choose the right people and only come for a specific reason! Take care of each other!

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    1. I like your comment about cats choosing the right person and for a specific reason. I actually think that's true.

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  15. My daughter is a self proclaimed cat lady. She would love Alister.

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    1. It's cool that your daughter is a cat lady. :) They can be cool.

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  16. Congrats on the new addition to your family! He is absolutely beautiful! I miss having a cat.

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    1. My parents have a cat and we kept thinking how cool he is. I think getting to play with their cat made us want one.

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  17. Oh he's so sweet. Love those gorgeous blue eyes and snowshoe paws. Congrats on the newest family member!

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    1. Thank you. His eyes are amazing, aren't they. And his little paws are so cute I just want to hold them...but Alister says "I don't think so".

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  18. Such a cutie! Looks snuggly too 💗

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    1. He is so soft so we just want to pick him up and hold him.

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  19. awe congrats on your new family member. so cute. and good on you for not listening to your hubby lol.

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    1. I love that you said "good on you". That's something my sister would say too. :)

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  20. Congrats on the new kitty! We love cats. We own three and would buy another Siamese in a heartbeat.

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    1. I have never had a full Siamese but I think they are beautiful. I have a friend with two and I love to hear her stories about how smart they are.

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  21. He's adorable. Looks very sweet and similar to cat I used to feed at my old apartment complex.

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    1. Neighborhood cats are cool. They will love anyone.

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  22. ahhhh pets are so much fun and I am glad he is fitting in just perfect. I am sure you will have lots of memories with him!

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    1. You are right, pets are fun. We really enjoy watching Alister play.

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  23. Alister is so adorable! Congratulations on the new addition to your family.

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  24. Welcome Alister! It's been a few years since I've had a cat, but your post made me want one again. :)

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    1. My sister got a cat about a year ago and that sort of made me want one too. :)

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  25. What a sweetheart! I love cats so much. He looks adorable.

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  26. Such an adorable addition to your family! Beautiful write up talking about the new family members importance in your family !

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    1. Thank you so much. Pets really add spice to families.

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  27. Oh I love kittens! My husband, mom and brother are all allergic though, so no cats here. Our neighbor has a cat that comes to visit our kids though. Every time he comes over the kids run out and he flops on his back in the driveway so they will rub his belly. Cutest thing :-)

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  28. OMG Allister is so cute!! Meow :)

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  29. Aww so cute, haha didn't expect adopting a cat that day! Glad you did.

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    1. I was nervous...but we are definitely glad we adopted him. :)

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  30. Such a cute kitty! Animals add so much value to life.

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  31. What a cutie! I miss having a cat around the house. I always had one growing up, but then I married a guy who was allergic. But your newest addition looks absolutely precious!

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    1. Thank you. It's crazy how many people are allergic. People I know that are allergic can barely breathe when they are near a cat. I hate that for them.

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  32. Awww...it sounds like it was meant to be! Sometimes pets come into our lives for a reason and it sounds like this little one did just that!

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    1. I agree...I think Alister has lots to teach us. :)

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  33. How sweet is he!! We've adopted all our cats and dogs (5 in total) and they are the greatest gift!

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    1. We were nervous about having a cat and a dog together, but they are working out their relationship. It's actually quite fun to watch.

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  34. Ong cutness overload!!! I just love kitties!!! You have a real cute fur baby ;)

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  35. What a cutie! We have 4 cats and they all have quite the different personality.

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    1. I'm always struck with how different each cat's personality is. Some are more aloof and some want to be where you are...Alister is sort of both. (Maybe like me. He needs some alone time.)

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  36. About 12 years ago we went to look at some abandoned kittens. I told my husband I will only have a peek and when he rolled his eyes, I said, "no, really!" Are you surprised to hear we came home with a new cat? Now he is getting older and has a new job of bossing our German Shepherd dog around.

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    1. I'm so glad you got a kitty. It seems that they are usually the ones that end up bossing around the dogs. :)

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  37. Awe, what a cute unplanned surprise in your life, and the name is cute too. I think he looks like an Alister (if that makes sense). Gotta love a mellow pet.

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    1. Thank you. Yes, I agree he looks like an Alister. He is a lot of fun.

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  38. We have never had a cat before, but they are sweet. We have only had dogs.

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    1. Since we now have both a cat and a dog...we are watching an interesting relationship evolve. At first they just ignored each other, but now they actually play.

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  39. Cats are cute but dogs are my preference .. congrats on the new addition

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