Tuesday, April 12, 2011

An Old Cat And A Young Boy Form A Purrfect Friendship

 When I first met six year old Lenox five months ago I felt I was looking in a mirror; he was a reflection of my first grade self - inquisitive, carefree, friendly, and unique. It was love at first sight and I think he felt it too but those feelings didn't manifest completely until

 Lenox found his new "name tag" on his desk one morning. My note of explanation stated that since I couldn't be with him all day that his new pal, Alex, would take my place all in the hopes that Lenox would be on his best behavior.

In case you haven't heard, Alex is a child psychologist and a wanna-be Dr. Phil in the cat community so he sent a Build A Sign bumper sticker to me in the hopes that I would give it to Lenox fur keeps. See, Lenox is a wonderful boy and all but he's not been so wonderful with his desk name tag. After sending several name tags to the trash, Alex felt it was time for a cat-tur-vention with (you guessed it) Alex at the helm.

As it turned out, Alex was the purrfect psychologist and wanna-be Dr. Phil for young Lenox and (applause, applause) the "Beware...I am watching you" bumper sticker is still intact! And do you know what else? Lenox has been an exemplary little first grader ever since!

You would think that Alex would wipe his paws and furget about his successful cat-tur-vention and about Lucas but that's not his style. Instead, Alex continues to send weekly notes to his favorite first grader and Lenox is always happy to correspond! 

Who would have thought that a cat (and his amazing human, Hilary from Feeling Beachie) would become a first grader's watchful friend fur life? I think it is amazing how Alex, Hilary, Lenox, and myself have made such impact on each others lives all because of Blogville!

P.S. Be sure to read Hilary's side of the story by clicking here!  


  1. I am so very proud of both Lenox and Alex! You just never know when the right click can do the trick!

  2. Glad to see that Lenox is doing much better.

  3. April, I couldn't agree with you more... I am amazed that with the help of the blogosphere the 4 of us were able to connect and impact each others lives.....What a beautiful post. Alex and I are both purring!

  4. Great post! You never know what will reach another!!

  5. Awwwww gorgeous inspirational and inspiring post!!!! Wonderful!! Take care

  6. How wonderful is THAT!!!! Isn't it amazing how the littlest and simplest things can make such a difference in the life of another. Kudos to you and lots of love and hugs to Lenox and Alex.

    Woos ~ Phantom, Thunder,and Ciara

  7. Wow what a great story that is - and the fact that they keep in touch is just too cool! We have been away from visiting for a while and boy, this is a great post to return to!!

  8. Oh I just love that story. You made our day!

    Jude,Poo,Babybella,Piper & Marley

  9. What a lucky boy!!!

    XXXOOO Daisy, Kendra & Bella

  10. That is so cool! Mom had a student who keeps track of me (even though she's not in Mom's class anymore) on Facebook and sometimes we send stuff to each other, too! It can make a bit difference!


  11. What a wunderful story. :) Happy Tuesday my furiends!

    Woofs and Licks,
    Maggie Mae

  12. We love Hilary, we love you, we love Alex! thank you for such a beautiful story....this made me cry!!! ((((((hugs))))) to all of you!

  13. What an amazing story! It is always so heartwarming when something so simple makes such a huge difference in a life. Lenox is absolutely adorably, and Alex is an incredible cat for helping Lenox come out of his shell. And Hilary and April are two amazing humans who put it all together. Simplicity always seems to work best, as does just humans coming together with love and kindness in their Hearts!

    Thank you for sharing such a beautiful story! (Also read it on Hilary's blog.) Lexon, keep up the excellent work!

    Suka and K

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