Jul 092024

Hi you guys! I’m Murphy! They say I’m the new Island Cat around here…but I’m not sure what exactly an Island Cat is yet.

Black and white cat on bed

Let me tell you a little bit about me. I’m around 2 years old in human years. I ended up in the shelter when the people who had me before moved and decided not to take me with them. Sheesh. Can you believe people will do that?? Anyway, I was in the shelter and I really didn’t like it much. I mean, how much fun is being in a cage all the time? Then one day, this nice Lady came to visit the shelter and she asked if she could meet me. So they took me out of the cage and put me in a room with her and I snuggled up next to her and let her pet me for a really long time. After that, they put me back in the cage. Phooey. I thought I was getting busted outta this place.

BUT…a couple of days later that Lady came back and this time they took me out of the cage and put me in a box-like thingy. And the next thing I knew, I was here! I’ll admit, I was really scared at first…I still am a little scared. But the Lady and the Guy…I met him when I got here…are both really nice, though the Guy can be a little loud sometimes. (Don’t tell him I said that, okay?) I get delicious food to eat…much better than the stuff I was getting at the shelter. And there’re lots of toys to play with…and comfy napping spots…and places to hide when I want.

I’ve been here a few weeks now and I’m still getting used to living here. There’re so many noises! The Lady keeps telling me to be brave, that I’m safe here and nothing will hurt me. But I dunno…

She told me about the Island Cats that lived here before me…Wally, Ernie and Zoey…and how special they were. I know she misses them because her eyes get wet and kinda leaky when she talks about them. Sounds like I have some pretty big paws to fill. But I’m gonna do my best to be the best Island Cat I can be.

She also told me about this blogging stuff…that I can share my stories with all of you. I guess I’ll give it a try but I asked the Lady if she would help me with it. She said she usually left blogging to the cats but she’s okay with posting sometimes too since I’m new around here.

So that’s about it for now. I’ll keep you posted on how things are going.


  45 Responses to “Please Allow Me to Introduce Myself”

  1. Murphy, welcome to your forever home and to the world of cat blogging! You certainly look very relaxed in that photo, and no doubt it won’t take too long to become fully adjusted to all the new sights and sounds of your home. I’m looking forward to seeing your progress! ❤️

  2. Well, hello and meow to you, Murphy! Seems the “lady with the yellow hair” found a very special and awesome little guy to fill the Island Cats home and the hearts of all of us who love to visit here. And don’t you worry about those “big paws to fill”, you’re going to do just fine! Cause lots of friends and furriends will be here with you all the time. So ~ welcome to your whole new world!

  3. Murphy, you may not yet know it, but you’ve found the BESTEST place to be!
    The Lady and The Guy are complete and utter cat lovers, and you will want for nothing.
    We look forward to hearing more from you as you settle in.
    Hugs and purrs.

  4. Trust us, Murphy, you will absolutely love being an Island Cat and you couldn’t possibly wish for a safer and more loving place to live.

  5. Murphy! look at ewe N yur hansum self ‼️ welcome two yur best ever for ever home
    and two “ de island” …ewe R gonna lovez it ther, just like mom N dad lovez ewe. lookin for werd
    two see in lotz mor postz, ewe will bee abe bull ta rite yur own sooper quik, …it iz kinda scaree at furst
    but ewe will haz blogin down in noe time, eye noe eye did a most happee gotcha day two ewe
    and heerz two a pawsum awesum day filled with perch YAY ‼️

  6. Welcome Murphy! It was such a blessing to see your photo this morning! I’m sure you will love being an Island Cat and I will look forward to hearing more!

  7. Welcome Murphy! We look forward to getting to know you.

  8. Welcome Murphy! You will like being an Island Cat. I think lots of us want to be Island Cats! Get settled, Take your time and looking forward for more notes from you.

  9. Murphy you are one lucky dude to be the newest Island Cat! You have hit the forever home jackpot!! The Lady is right…noises can be scary but they won’t hurt you. You keep trying to be brave.

  10. Hi Murphy! You sure hit the jackpot when you were picked to be the next Island Cat! You’re going to get so much love and attention. And you already have a built in fan club! Can’t wait to hear about your adventures!

  11. Welcome Murphy. You’ll like being an island cat. We look forward to getting to know you.

  12. It’s so nice to officially meet you Murphy and I know you’ll get the hang of this blogging stuff. We’re so glad you landed on the island!!!

  13. Welcome Murphy! I know you’ll help the mom bean through her sadness, ‘cuz she can talk about the Island Cats with you anytime she wants.

    You’re sure a handsome fellow. In fact, I see a certain resemblance…to me. MOL!

  14. Great to meet you Murphy you sure are one gorgeous kitty looking forward to seeing your blog.x‍⬛

  15. What a cutie pie you are and you’re lucky to have the very best forever home. You’ll see that this is true.

    Have a purrfect day and wee, Murphy. My best to your peeps. ♥

  16. Well you certainly landed on your paws here. Welcome gorgeous. You will be very loved and very safe.

  17. So nice to meet you Murphy. You are adorable. I am sure you will never be left behind again. XO

  18. Welcome to your new forever home, Murphy! You are going to love being an Island Cat. All of your new friends look forward to hearing more from you.

  19. Oh boy! A new Island Cat! Murphy I’m mighty proud to meet you and welcome to the wonderful world of blogging – you’re gonna like it – lots and lots of NEW friends out here waiting to meet you. I’m glad you wound up where you are because the lady and the man there will love you with all their hearts (I’m sure they already do….!) and you will live like a King. If I can help you in any way, I’m here – I’m the only kitty at my house and get ALLLLLL the attention. Spoiled? No…..even though my blog name says I am. Visit me any time…….WELCOME MURPHY.

    Hugs, Teddy

  20. Mee-yow Murphy iss lovelee to meet you!!
    Ferst let mee meow on beehalf of BellaSita Mum an me; yore a furry hansum mancat! Yore white pawss an sockss are stylin!
    It will bee OKay…Miss Sue an her Hubby are furry kewl Hu’manss an will take grate care of you!
    An no wurriess about fillin Ernie or Wally or Zoe’ss pawss!
    Yore all reddy purrfect!

    ~~~head rubss~~~BellaDharma~~~ an ***blowss kissess*** BellaSita Mum

  21. Nice to meet you Murphy! You have found a wonderful home. Looking forward to seeing your blog posts.

  22. Hello, Murphy, and WELCOME!
    We are so glad to meet you! You have scored to the max in your new furmily, we can assure you of that!
    We hope to hear more from you for a LONG time!!

    Enjoy all the pleasures of your new and forever abode!

  23. Hey Murphy! Welcome to the Blogosphere! It’s great to meet you! You know you’ve really lucked out with your forever home. The guys before you were really special and we know you will be too!

    The Chans

  24. Murphy, you’re not only beyond adorable, but you’ve really hit the jackpot with your forever home. Congratulations to you and your humans!

  25. Hiya, Murphy! You sure did gotcha yourself the bestest forever home with the Lady and the Guy. And the lady is right, you don’t have to be nervous. We know that Angels Wally, Ernie, and Zoey are watching over you all and making things just right. XO

  26. Welcome, Murphy! You sure found yourself an amazing forever home! We can’t wait to hear about all your adventures 🙂

  27. Aloha Murphy! Welcome to becoming an island cat. It is so nice to meet you. What a handsome cat you are and your purrsonality says sweetie. You are in the best home to be in with love from your new pawrents. Looking forward to seeing and hearing from you.

  28. Kia Ora Murphy from the Dash Kitten Crew in New Zealand. Trust me, you have honourable paw steps to follow but you will walk proudly and fearlessly in them over time. You lucked out with a wonderful Lady and Guy, just cut them some slack while they get used to you being in charge.

  29. I’m glad to meet you, Murphy! I’ve been blogging a while, but I’m new to participating in all the cat blogs, and because I work sometimes I have trouble keeping up with everyone. Anyway, I’ll try to read your adventures as often as you choose to write them, and congratulations on getting busted out of that place. The shelter where I volunteer is pretty nice, but it’s still a place we want every cat to get out of as soon as possible.

  30. OH, hallelujah for you, you absolutely gorgeous kitty cat and we are SOOOOO happy you found your mama and papa and love your new hone. You really are the most intelligent-looking kitty today in your photo. How lucky for all of you. Can’t wait to hear adventures.

  31. Hello, Murphy. We are sure glad to read that you finally got a Forever Home! That first “leaving” must have been sad, but the Beins came back for you! YAY!

  32. What a handsome dude you are, Murphy! You’re now in the best place ever and I know you’ll have happy times there!

  33. Murphy, I enjoyed meeting you.

  34. We’re so glad to meet you, Murphy! And we’re glad that you and the Lady with the Yellow Hair found each other. She’ll keep you safe and ensure you’re loved like you deserve to be!

  35. Murphy OMCs OMCs…what a handsome fella you are and OMCs what a lucky guy to have the lady with golden hair fall in love with. The day you became an Island Cat was the first day of the best days of the rest of the days of your 9 lives. Welcome handsome fella.
    By the way you are excellent at posing. I love your furs and that pink nose with freckles
    Hugs Cecilia

  36. Nice to meet you Murphy, you sure are one beeeeautiful kitty! You landed in a primo place where you will be loved and cared for. Best wishes to all and congratulations!

  37. Congratulations on your new home, handsome Murphy! We are sure you will have everything all figured out in no time. We are so happy for your family! ♥

  38. Welcome, Murphy! You’ve landed in a purrfect forever home! Can’t wait to read your blog posts. I know you’ll do great.

  39. Murphy, you are quite handsome, and you definitely have found an absolutely wonderful home. You will never be left behind again. We are delighted to meet you. You have something in common with one of our cats. His middle name is Murphy! We look forward to getting to know you. Welcome to the blogosphere! XOCK, angels Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta & Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy, Sawyer, Kizmet, Audrey & Raleigh

  40. Well, hallo there, Murphy! What a handsome mancat you are! We are so glad to meet you. We know you’re going to be furry happy in your wonderful new fur-effur home. You will soon get the hang of blogging and you’ll make lots and lots of new furriends from all over the world. Looking forward to getting to know you better.

    Trixie, Caspurr and Shimshi (and Shimona aka Mummy)

  41. Oh you sweet Murphy. We’re so happy to meet you and we’re so glad that you landed here in your furrever and effur home, because that’s what you have now. We believe that you were sent bij three amazing angels and we hope that you like blogging as much as they liked it too. We had leaky eyes too, from your story and because we’re so happy for your peeps. Enjoy, sweetie ♥ Double Pawkisses for a wonderful day to you and your new mommy too 🙂 ♥

  42. Welcome to your new home, and the Cat Blogosphere, Murphy! You are a very lucky young boy to land where you did. Both of your parents are very experienced with cats and make sure all of their needs are met. And most importantly, the need for love. They has it and you gets it, and then you give some back. It’s a self-repeating lovefest!

    I adore tuxies, too. My Domino looked a lot like you except she had no cheeky little spots on her nose.
    It makes you quite distinctive. So just relax and enjoy, you’ve got it made!

    By the way, do you think your Mom would mind if I used some of your pictures for my Funny Feline Friday posts?

    Love &Hugs,
    Wendy & Dani

  43. Hello Murphy. I was thinking you had big paws to fill, but you said it first. I know you will fit in just fine there.

  44. Why hello there, Murphy! You may have some huge paws to fill, but I have a feeling you’ll settle right in quicker than you think. Welcome, and we’ll look forward to reading all about you.

  45. Welcome, Murphy, nice to meet you ! We’re glad you found a wonderful forever home, and can’t wait to reading more about you. Purrs

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