Meet Frankie


Say hello to Frankie!

Yes, my friends, I’ve welcomed a new kitty into my life and home. This news won’t come as a surprise to those of you who follow me on Instagram (I’ve already shared a few pictures of him there.), but I thought Frankie also deserved a post on IBC.

Meet Frankie! Inspired by Charm's New Cat

As you may know, I already had two cats: Sebastian and Jax. I adopted Sebastian as a kitten when I moved into my first apartment after college. Jax joined us about a year later. This year, Sebastian will turn 14, and Jax will be 13. It’s hard to believe they are that old and have lived in six different apartments/houses with me.

Having cats in my home is such a joy for me. As a single person, I like their companionship, and I’ve always been perfectly content with just two cats. To me, that’s the ideal number. I’ve also been blessed with two really great cats. I especially love that Sebastian and Jax are very close and can often be found snuggled together or cleaning each other’s heads.

However, since Sebastian and Jax are older, and I’m now settled in my current home, I recently decided to open myself to the idea of another cat. I wouldn’t actively seek another cat, but if one should find me, I’d be open to providing it a home. That way, in case something happened to Sebastian or Jax, the surviving cat would still have a companion, and so would I.

Meet Frankie! Inspired by Charm's New Cat

Rewind to a couple weeks before Christmas: My blogger friend Julia of Cuckoo 4 Design tagged me on an Instagram post. A cute little cat named Frankie was found living under the porch of a house here in Pittsburgh. He was being cared for by a kind couple who unfortunately couldn’t keep him. They were looking to find him a home for Christmas.

I wrote them an email expressing my interest in adopting Frankie, and from all the emails they received, they picked me to take Frankie. Fun fact: the husband has been following me on Pinterest for years!

It seemed like Frankie was destined to be in my life, so here he is!

Meet Frankie! Inspired by Charm's New Cat

Meet Frankie! Inspired by Charm's New Cat

Because I wanted to make sure that all the cats got along, there needed to be a trial period. If for some reason, things didn’t work out, the couple told me they would be willing to find Frankie another home.

Naturally, when any new cat joins a family, there is a bit of caution and adjustment on everyone’s part. However, in just a few days, all the cats seemed to be getting along.

I hope this doesn’t border on too much information, but in his early days at Bayberry House, Frankie had urinary issues (frequent trips to the litter box) that necessitated several visits to the vet. The vet couldn’t find anything wrong with Frankie. I later realized Frankie’s frequent urination was caused by the wet food I was giving him. Once I changed his diet, all the urinary issues disappeared.

Frankie’s been with me a little over a month now, and it feels as if he’s always been a member of our family. The other day I caught him snuggled up with Jax, which put a big smile on my face. He is a bit of trouble maker and has climbed up my fully decorated Christmas tree twice. He’s also ventured into the fireplace. I know this because I found big black streaks on his fur.

Meet Frankie! Inspired by Charm's New Cat

Oh, you might be wondering about his name. I believe the lovely folks that found him gave it to him. My guess is that it was inspired by Frank “Ol Blue Eyes” Sinatra. As you can see, my Frankie has striking blue eyes, too. I liked the name so much, that I didn’t feel any need to change it. Though, like any beloved pet, Frankie has garnered a few nicknames: Frankiestein, Frankie Doodle Doo, and Franklin.

Meet Frankie! Inspired by Charm's New Cat

Thank you for allowing me to officially introduce Frankie to you. I am so happy to welcome him into my home, and I suspect he’ll be making more appearances on IBC in the years ahead.

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  • Becky at

    He is a beautiful cat! You, Sebastian, Jax and Frankie are so lucky to have each other! We have 3 cats and they make our lives so full and fun! I’m so happy for you and the kitties!

  • Karen Miller at

    So happy for you and Frankie….he is a very handsome boy!! I have 2 cats myself and know how much unconditional love and happiness they bring.
    Look forward to more pics of all three of yours!🐾🐾

  • Marla at

    I love this post! Adorable furry boy!

  • Terry Arellano at

    I <3 Frankie! My grandma has a (black) cat named the same, but I always call him Franklin!

  • Becky Winkler at

    Frankie is just gorgeous! We have a blue-eyed cat too. So happy for you with your new addition!

  • Elise Laney at

    He is so handsome! I am so glad all your fur babies are getting along. 🙂

  • Kim at

    What a beautiful cat! You are so lucky to have found each other!
    Often, frequent urination can be caused by stress. Wet food is so much better for cats than dry food. I hope you will re-introduce it now that he is settled in.

  • Christy at

    He’s a beauty and it’s so awesome that all of your boys are getting along!

  • Elle at

    Frankie is a lucky cat! But then so are Sabastian and Jax. Enjoy them and your new home.

    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      Thank you so much!!

      xo Michael

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    • Michael Wurm, Jr. at

      He’s so cute!!

      xo Michael

  • Diane at

    Hello Frankie! Nice to meet you. Happy u have found a forever home.

  • Kylie Wakeley at

    Welcome Frankie! He’s so handsome. I got my first kitten about a month ago – a ragdoll I’ve named Freddie Mercury. I didn’t think I was a cat person but after having Freddie I’m already thinking of a little friend for him. Animals are just so lovely – especially when living alone. Something special about coming home to someone who adores you.

  • John R. Huff Jr. at

    Hi Frankie. He is such a beautiful cat.

  • Julia @ Vintage with Laces at

    It’s wonderful that Julia thought of you when she came across Frankie’s story. I’m so happy for you and your new sweet family member, Michael. Frankie is a handsome boy and he obviously feels right at home. I hope you’ll still have many years with Sebastian and Jax. 🐱

  • Pat at

    You’re so kind and talented and stylish, you’re my fave. In my afterlife I want to be a cat adopted by you! thanks

  • Karen Ehlers at

    Such lovely photos of Frankie. I see how you instantly loved him. Thank you for sharing him with us!

  • Monica at

    Congratulations to Frankie for finding a wonderful home!
    And congrats to you too, esp. for all your boys getting along. And Frankie is gorgeous!

  • Diane@InMyOwnStyle at

    What a sweetie. His eyes are striking. Enjoyed reading all about him and so happy you two found each other.

  • Julie Stark-John at

    Love Frankie! I’m so happy for you!! He’s so beautiful…

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