Sunday, April 27, 2014

Charlie & Bob


Meet Charlie the Florida trucker cat and his driver Bob. Charliwas a just a skinny kitten when he met Bob at a truck stop, two years agoBob picked him up and put him in the truck, not knowing how a stray kitten was going to act. Then he went inside the company building to take care of business. When Bob got back in the truck, Charlie was sitting at attention in the passenger seat, as if to say, "Let's go". They are a natural team.

My husband, Bill, took this picture when he met Charlie and Bob, in Terrell, Texas. Bill and Bob were fueling up their trucks, while Charlie supervised from his place inside. 


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  1. Aww- now that is one special relationship! I've never heard of a cat that would ride peacefully in a vehicle.

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    1. It all depends upon the critter. Age can certainly be a factor, too. Charlie was just a little scroungy stray kitten. He had a big head and little body when Bob rescued him. Quite often rescued critters seem to know you rescued them. They are so grateful that they adapt easily to what you offer.

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  2. It still makes me smile when I see it and I still think you should link it to Weekend Reflections as well. What a wonderful life for Charlie and what a wonderful trucker for taking him in ... they are good for each other, I'm sure. Great post, McGuffy ...

    Andrea @ From the Sol

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    1. Thanks, Andrea. I appreciate that. Bill took it, and it is great! I love this kind of happy ending. Charlie & Bob are a team.

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  3. Hello Charlie and Bob. You both rock! Enjoy the open road!

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  4. Great shot and sweet story ~ Handsome dude and cat ~ Great team ~ xoxo

    artmusedog and carol (A Creative Harbor)

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    1. Thank you both. It is great when a rescue happens, and often it is mutual.

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  5. adorable! a great trucking team!

    (and terrell is about 25 miles from me.) :)

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    1. Wow! Bill is in that area often! I have been through there, too!

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  6. I love that picture!! Wonderful companions for each other!

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    1. I am glad you like this Beth. It is funny how things happen, isn't it?

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  7. Aw, that is SO great! It must get lonely out on the road, and it's wonderful that Charlie and Bob have each other to keep each other company. :)

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    1. I believe that this was meant to be. They are a team!

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  8. That's just the cutest pic! I think a cat would make an awesome road partner!

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    1. I think Charlie is in a minority. I think most cats would not feel comfortable in this situation, including our Girls. While people may like it, cats usually don't take to constant change well. I think Bob and Charlie are just meant to be together.

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  9. A lovely story. And they certainly make a nice looking couple!!!

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  10. A really lovely story, and your header is wonderful.

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    1. Thank you, Linda. I love it, too. I took the pictures over time, but had someone else do my blog makeover recently. I joined your blog.

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  11. Such a neat story, I loved reading about Charlie and Bob and enjoyed their photo. Thanks so much for sharing it.

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    1. Thank you, Denise. I appreciate your thoughts.

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  12. This is terrific! Charlie obviously knew just where he wanted to be and what human he wanted as his sidekick. :-)

    Very sweet! Our human is hearkening back to the Saturday Night Life parody of Driving Miss Daisy now.

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    1. I love the way you worded that!
      And SNL, ha! Thanks!

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  13. I love this story! Yeah for Bob and Charlie!

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  14. A cat to keep you company on the road makes sense, so i'm glad they found each other.

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    1. It gets lonely out there, for people and critters. It is nice when they rescue each other. Thanks, Mimi.

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  15. I LOVE this story. Truckers have big hearts!

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    1. Sherry, thank you so much! I am happy you loved this story. I sure did. Yes, many truckers do have big hearts. Bill does, and Bob does.

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    1. I thought that you would, Beth. Thank you for reading it and commenting. I appreciate it.

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  17. I just love this story! Just proves that we never know where we will find our blessings. He saved the kitten - but maybe the kitten saved him from something too. And now they keep on truckin together. So special.

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    1. Exactly. You are right: we never know where our blessings may be found. I believe they saved each other. So many of these truckers have no one. And there are so many stray cats and kittens, too. Charlie and Bob have each other now.

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  18. What a pawsome pair. Bet they make great on-the-road companions. Thanks for sharing this with us. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth & Calista Jo

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    1. I am glad that you all enjoyed this. I hoped it would be enjoyed by all.

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    1. I am glad you feel that way. I thought so, too, Joy.

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  20. What a good story with a happy ending! :)

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  21. THAT is AWESOME PAWESOME!! Love that! How cool!

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    1. I really think this is meant to be. God does that, blesses us with those we need and who need us.

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  22. Way to go Bob! Charlie is one lucky cat and I'm so happy that he got a forever home.

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    1. Thanks, Ida. I think they are both very blessed. Thanks for coming by!

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  23. It's always nice when two "people" who were meant for each other get together!

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  24. Awww...pals for life! I've found those strays and shelter animals make the very best pets!

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    1. I agree. There is often an appreciation that is genuine. Loyalty speaks volumes.

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