by Janet Blue on January 9, 2017

As I suspected, our house guest is not Charlie. Charlie’s mom, Rachel, and two human brothers came to the house yesterday morning and confirmed it. I feel so sad for them and pray their Charlie finds his way back home.

Not Charlie seems quite content here. He’s been watching lots of bird TV and doing some serious eating and napping. He is a champion at both the dangle and the double dangle.

We will have him scanned for a microchip within the next couple of days. Tom and others continue to share his photos on Facebook. If he does have a loving home, we want to make sure he finds his way back. If not…

Here are a couple of new photos of our guest, ginger tabby, Not Charlie. He is totally adorable, so feel free to squeee!


ginger tabby - Not Charlie


ginger tabby - Not Charlie


We will continue to update everyone as this story unfolds.



Pipo/Minko/MrJackFreckles January 12, 2017 at 1:24 am

Sad that those peeps were disappointed not finding their Charlie. But OMC, he sure is a handsome dude!!

Kitty Cat Chronicles January 10, 2017 at 12:06 pm

Awww, he is so very handsome! Love how snuggly and cuddly he is too 🙂 I feel bad for Charlie’s family. I can only imagine how they had their hopes up that this would be Charlie, only to be disappointed. Sending purrs and prayers to them and Charlie, that he finds his way home. As for this guy, it sounds like he has a new home! He pulled a Sassy/Caster move! 😉 Sending love!!!
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Hemingway and Steinbeck January 10, 2017 at 11:50 am

Not Charlie has beautiful markings and looks quite contented where he is. 🙂
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Charles Huss January 10, 2017 at 5:55 am

I feel bad for them too, and for the family of Not Charlie who may be missing him. Of course, he might have been abandoned in which case he is lucky to have found such a great home.
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meowmeowmans January 9, 2017 at 11:18 pm

Not Charlie sure is a handsome and content-looking mancat! We hope he and Charlie find their ways home, but as you said … if not…
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William's Kith & Kin January 9, 2017 at 8:10 pm

We hope Charlie and Not Charlie both find their way home soon!
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Sherri-Ellen TD. January 9, 2017 at 7:50 pm

Wee are sorry hee iss not thee Charlie you thott hee was….maybe hee iss meant to bee yur OWN Charlie…..
Wee await thee story unfoldin…….
**Hi-5’sss** Siddhartha Henry =^,.^=

BeadedTail January 9, 2017 at 7:47 pm

It’s too bad he’s not Charlie but we’re glad he found his way to your house to stay warm and be loved for awhile. He’s very handsome and we love his pink feets!
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Mary McNeil January 9, 2017 at 7:40 pm

Some other cat blogger (Madi & Mom ?) has a mailman they call “Not Earl.”

Hopefully Charlie returns safely to his family, and this boy either gets back home or finds one…

Sabina January 9, 2017 at 6:39 pm

Not Charlie is gorgeous but then I’m partial to ginger tabbies!!

Flynn January 9, 2017 at 5:41 pm

I hope Charlie finds his way back to his family. Not Charlie is a handsome boy.
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Random Felines January 9, 2017 at 3:51 pm

we are sorry he isn’t Charlie and hope Charlie finds his way home soon. either way, this is one very handsome orange mancat
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Brian January 9, 2017 at 3:29 pm

We hope that family finds their missing sweetie, that is very sad for them. Not Charlie sure is handsome though.
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Canadian Cats January 9, 2017 at 3:20 pm

Not Charlie is a young guy and a very handsome cat. I hope Charlie’s parents can find him. It was so nice of you to take him in. How are the others taking to him?

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Ellen Pilch January 9, 2017 at 2:49 pm

He is very cute, I like his little freckle on his foot 🙂 I hope you get to keep this sweet boy. XO
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Colehaus Cats January 9, 2017 at 2:02 pm

OMC, he is adorable! We’ve noticed something going on since the first of the year – ginger cats going awol and ginger cats being found. We hope Not Charlie’s real home is found and that he’s not supposed to be an outside wandering ginger boy all the time!

emma and buster January 9, 2017 at 12:48 pm

We will have to read up on who this handsome dood is. Our human was so lazy last weekend due to the heavy storm that hit our area so she stayed in bed and binge watch some show and did not visit our friends.
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Annabelle January 9, 2017 at 10:56 am

I feel so sad and I was hoping that that family had found their missing kitty. I know they are still worried and well Charlie doesn’t look as worried. Tee hee. He is gorgeous!
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Kate January 9, 2017 at 10:52 am

I feel so sorry for them that it wasn’t their Charlie. I hope he will come back soon! Ginger tabby is super cute!!!!!

The Island Cats January 9, 2017 at 10:40 am

Not Charlie really is cute. We purr that the real Charlie is found. It must have been sad to find out it wasn’t Charlie.
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Linda @ A La Cartel January 9, 2017 at 10:40 am

What a sweet Ginger boy ‘not Charlie’ is!!

da tabbies o trout towne January 9, 2017 at 10:23 am

charlie….wear ever ewe iz…pleez find yur way bak home; yur familee mizzez
ewe……charlie knot …ewe iz one handsum dood……we noe yur in eggz cell ant care
…til yur on yur way home; if yur knot all reddy ther ~~~~~~ ♥♥♥☺☺☺

Linda Arthur Tejera January 9, 2017 at 9:42 am

He’s adorable. I love his markings! If he’s missing from a loving home, I hope he finds it again. Otherwise, I know he’s in excellent hands! 😀
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LP January 9, 2017 at 9:30 am

Hopefully Charlie will show up. It must be difficult for his family to think of him lost in the cold. All our paws are crossed that he makes it home safely and soon!

This ginger boy is gorgeous. His markings are so striking and beautiful! Our Mama would have difficulty in letting him go since she has a huge soft spot for gingers and fondly thinks of her Leopold Lion Heart every time she sees one 🙂 Keep us posted!

the critters in the cottage xo

The Menagerie Mom January 9, 2017 at 8:14 am

We purr and pray that Charlie finds his way back home. This adorable orange kitty, though, is currently in very good hands. And that last picture, my goodness, just look at that face! We will continue to eagerly await more news on Not Charlie! (Our post today is about a certain orange tabby who found his way to my parents!)
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Stephanie B January 9, 2017 at 6:30 am

He is very cute and looks quite comfortable.

Sammy January 9, 2017 at 6:21 am

He is SOOOOO adorable…….he certainly believes that he has found his home – no doubt about it. His stripes are gorgeous…..! Not Charlie, we hope you are able to become a KITTY BLUE….if you do, you will enjoy every minute of the love you get!!

Hugs, Angel Sammy and Mom Pam
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Hannah and Lucy January 9, 2017 at 4:21 am

We’re so sorry that this Charlie wasn’t the right one.
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Maureen January 9, 2017 at 3:12 am

Yes, he’s beautiful. Bless you for your compassion…
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what app January 9, 2017 at 2:37 am

these cats look so cute.
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Little Binky and Granny January 9, 2017 at 2:36 am

So sorry for Charlie’s family that it wasn’t him. Hope they’ll find their Charlie soon. He is adorable and I wouldn’t be surpurrized that he already has found his home 😉 Good Luck Pawkisses are on the way <3 <3 <3

mommakatandherbearcat January 9, 2017 at 2:35 am

He’s a little sweetheart 🙂
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Summer January 9, 2017 at 2:29 am

I’m sad for that family that this was not Charlie! The plot thickens, though.
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Angel, Kirby and Max January 9, 2017 at 1:58 am

We are sorry he was Not Charlie! We know Charlies family are very sad. Hopefully, Charlie will find his way home. Not Charlie, are you keeping secrets?
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Noodle January 9, 2017 at 12:54 am

We hope everything works out okay.
Have a lovely Sunday…

Noodle and crew
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McGuffy's Reader January 9, 2017 at 12:07 am

Oh, great pictures of N.C. I feel sad for Charlie and his family, but so thankful for N.C. that you have such warm hearts to take him in. Prayers for all. Love you lots. ❤
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Keane Darren Storm January 9, 2017 at 9:18 am

I feel sad for Charlie and his family too! We will pray for Charlie finds his way back home.

P.S. Photos of ginger tabby are adorable!

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