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The Cat With a Big Heart~Healing and Huggable Pets!

Updated on November 25, 2012

I love this cat!

Seeing the world up-side down
Seeing the world up-side down
I like my new apt!
I like my new apt!
Company's coming~Gotta get clean!
Company's coming~Gotta get clean!
Now I lay me down to sleep...=)
Now I lay me down to sleep...=)
You called?
You called?
I am a scatue!
I am a scatue!
Lenny fetishes leather boots
Lenny fetishes leather boots
Proud owner of human!!
Proud owner of human!!

Adoption Day

I adopted Lenny when I answered an "ad" and went to come pick him up. I was tired of looking; and he looked cute in the picture.

When I got there the woman had him already in his carrier, he weighed 17 lbs! I had to take him for I wasn't gonna keep looking for a free cat, and I drove an hour to meet him and his owner.

Learning to open doors

I lived in a 2nd fl apt so Lenny had to remain an indoor cat. We tried all we could to get him to play/exercise/eat less but it didn't work. Anyways, Lenny learned how to open the curved door latches in my apartment! He constantly opened my bedroom door to get to me~he couldn't stand being alone even while I was asleep :)

Comforting the Elderly :-)

About 6 months ago, I brought him to my parents house- for they needed my care as they are elderly. Well, it really worked out, Lenny made friends right away with everyone! Especially my parents. He comforted both my parents in their alone time and pain by jumping up on their bed. They both recently became limited to walker and wheelchair so Lenny provided cheerful and sympathetic company, he spent more time with them than I!!

He's a healing cat, she says!

But the real healing occured when my Mom told me Lenny would lie next to her when she was in pain and it would go away! Cats do have a great tendency to be healing and calming to us. Lenny is not an exception, but he does have a really big and sensitive heart for a cat. Mom calles Lenny "THE CAT WITH THE HEART". He's always been so able to pick up on my mood also and he comes to me if I feel sick or am sad.


Lenny had been an indoor cat as long as I'd known him and his previous owner kept him in too. Indoor cats are not as active and tend to gain more weight. I think the previous owner fed my cat alot of table food, because he begged alot!!! So, at my parent's house, he was able to go outside for the first time since they have a house and yard!! I was so glad for Lenny that he had the same opportunity all my other cats growing up have had. :)

One cat teaching another

Maurice is my parent's cat, a veteran of the outdoors. Maurice said, "Lenny, you're missing out! You gotta come outside with me!" Maurice kept urging Lenny to go outside. One day Lenny and Maurice were together by the door, so I opened it and Maurice went out and sat waiting,saying "Lenny you coming?" I urged Lenny to go outside "It's ok, honey you can go out." I think Lenny was nervous because it was his first time!! Out they went together and Maurice showed Lenny around. They continued to go out together and some months went by. I stopped by to see my parents and I saw Lenny was smaller! It was hard to notice at first, but I weighed him and do you know Lenny has lost 5 1/2 pounds since going out?!! I was soooo happy. And I can tell Lenny is happier--I think cats should be outdoor cats for their happiness. Lenny plays in the grass, and chases birds and even tried to chase a squirrel! He gets exercise and I know he's happier.

Kitty Poetry

That’s Lenny

Along comes Lenny looking up at me with soulful eyes

I know he wants my food and he cries without even meowing

Everytime we eat, he feels he needs a treat

That’s Lenny

Opening up my door with a jump and a push of his paws

That’s Lenny

Weighing in at seventeen pounds!

And from room to room he follows me round

That’s Lenny!

Soft and sweet yet quiet and discreet

Savoring every foot rub and every treat

That’s Lenny

Bold and daring, yet sweet and caring

Loves me and cuddles me

That’s Lenny and we love him!~


Angry cat betrayed by her lover (Lol)

The Two Talking Cats

Hilarious! Funny Cats! Worth Watching ;-)


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    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago

      Hello Peggy!

      It's been so long since I've spent time on HP regularly. I hope to make it a habit again now- my computer is at a friend's place- so I'll use it there.

      anyways, Thank you for your comment and for liking my page on fb

      "I Never Walk Alone" :)

      Lenny was with my parents about 5-6 years ago.

      (when I wrote this article.) They did enjoy him. VERY sadly though, since he became an outdoor cat, he disappeared (about 5 yrs ago) I have no idea what happened to him. I never saw him again and my Mom cried.

      She loved that cat. I was very upset myself also.

      I don't think I'm ever going to have an outdoor cat again. I have a new cat now named Zuk, he's beautiful looking and very affectionate. I got him from a couple when he was about 2 and now he's 4.

      Do cats prefer to have another cat? Someone told me recently that they don't, that they like their territory so I don't know.

      Sadly, my mom thinks Lenny got eaten by a coyote :(

      I will from now on only have indoor cats.

      I miss Lenny. He was such a loving and easygoing cat.

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      Peggy Woods 

      2 years ago from Houston, Texas

      So nice that Lenny was able to offer comfort to your parents and keep them company. As to being an inside or outside cat... We had to make one of ours an inside cat because he kept getting into something and almost died. Many vet bills later the vet actually recommended it. Once we got a pal for him he got used to it. Where we live now they warn us about not leaving cats outside because of coyotes. Our Peaches is one happy inside cat and gives us much love.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @Nell Rose

      Hi Nell! I just noticed the second part of your name Rose, is (my name as well!)

      Nice to see you~we are all cat lovers here!!! hehe

      thx (;

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      Nell Rose 

      8 years ago from England

      Hi, we have always had cats until recently and they are lovely, as you said they are great comforters for elderly people, my mum always had her cat curled up on her feet! and I loved the video, brilliant! cheers nell

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @Rachel Marie

      Oh, Mary A was the first actually, but so glad to see you :) Maybe you'll join sometime..:) Her comment (Mary's) was on 10 Things you can do...somethings like that. ttyl

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      @Rachel Marie,

      Wow! Rachel, you finally came to hubpages!!!! So happy to see you here, and you reviewed my article! :) You're the first friend/family person on here!!!

      Yes, I agree they help you relax just by patting them or they rub against you.

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      Rachel Marie 

      8 years ago

      Hi Rose! I loved this page on Lenny! I think animals do have healing powers. If nothing else they help people to relax, and with relaxation comes greater healing. :) I also love the video at the bottom of funny cats. It's hilarious! I remember all the cats that have been in the house in Canton. Oreo, and Toby, and now Maurice and Lenny.

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      Thankyou, Mike, a lovely comment. Lenny was actually just sitting next to me as I read it!! lol I told him "people love your article" haha.

      I think Lenny helps whoever needs him most. When my mom was here (she's at rehab now after hip surgery) he spent so much time with her, though she's attracted cats before, and now that she's not here, he's spending time with me. I didn't get "offended" when he spent all that time with her and my father because I knew (even though he's my cat) they needed him :-)

      I love your comment about the cat who stayed with the man who was sick w/ cancer-how lovely. Yes they are magical and I can't wait to have Lenny to myself again when we both go back to my apt!

    • Mike Lickteig profile image

      Mike Lickteig 

      8 years ago from Lawrence KS USA

      I was very much interested in your comment about a healing cat. My sister has six cats, and they vary in terms of their comfort levels are other people. When I visit, two or three are very friendly, a few others less so, and one usually stays in the other rooms when company is there. When my brother was sick from cancer, this cat that stayed away from people always came out and sat with my brother. The entire time he was sick, whenever he visited this cat was there. Now that he is gone, the cat has returned to staying in the other room. It was fascinating and odd, but also beautiful. Cats are magical creatures.

      Thanks for a very nice hub about a wonderful pet.


    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      thanks K9

      staying in today, it's over 90 degrees here!

    • K9keystrokes profile image

      India Arnold 

      8 years ago from Northern, California

      Rose~ I love this hub. My cats, Miss Kitty and Chance (@cluense what a cool cat name we chose)run the place. They are warm and sweet and I wouldn't trade them for anything. Thank you for writing this hub hub-buddy! I wish for you a smile this day--


    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago


      I get alot of compliments on Lenny's looks! Thank you!:) Glad to hear you want to know more about Mr.Lenny :)

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago

      cluense-Thankyou. Yes we are!

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago


      Little Miss Tiffy and Mr Gabriel, how cute!

    • quicksand profile image


      8 years ago

      Lenny, the proud owner of a human looks real good! I like that color too.

      My cat's littered. Four little squeakers all of them grey but with different designs. All four look like a micro version of the original. LOL!

      Write more about Lenny.

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      Katie Luense 

      8 years ago from Buffalo, NY

      Awesome Hub! I rated it up a notch! Keep on writing! I raised my little 3 month old kitten (Chance) from birth! I loved this Hub and treasure them as well! I also have a 4 year old Cat named YO-YO! We are blessed aren't we?

    • epigramman profile image


      8 years ago

      ..lucky cat to have someone like you - God put people like you on earth to love and take care of his blessed creatures - my two best friends, by the way, are Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel .....

    • schoolgirlforreal profile imageAUTHOR


      8 years ago


      Thankyou, I had no choice but to keep him indoors before as I lived in a 2nd fl apt, but was really happy to be able to see him go outside at my parent's where they have a house and yard! :) (?-not sure if it was the first time or not-) but he really has benefited.

      We had a very hard time getting him to lose weight before that. Yes, I am glad!

      Glad you enjoyed this and took time out to read it! Thanks again!

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      drbj and sherry 

      8 years ago from south Florida

      Rose - I enjoyed reading about Lenny - it's a good thing you let him go outside to exercise - he definitely needed to lose weight. You probably prolonged his life.

      And thanks for the funny cat video - they are all feline stars!


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