Tuesday, April 01, 2008
Abby Goes Home
You may remember sad Abby. She arrived at the shelter last July after her beloved person died. She was depressed and confused, not understanding what had happened. She also unfortunately couldn't stand the company of other cats, which stopped her family from offering her a home.
So she languished and I was sorry to see her each time I went in, knowing she needed a special human.
Well, even in this crazy often unhappy world, good things do happen.
One day a man came in to the shelter. He didn't have a cat. He didn't have a dog.
He was allowed to open Abby's cage (the same one she had been sitting in since July, a small two roomer) and he stuck his whole head in there. The shelter staff thought "this won't last long". Abby has a strong sense of her personal space.
But minutes later he was still there and something wonderful happened.
And Abby went home.
In other good adoption news, Clyde and Maia went home for the second time. Clyde had demostrated his confusion at his first adoption attempt (after this pair had lost their person), by peeing on the human bed.
Not a good idea, Clyde.
This second attempt seems to have worked out so either Clyde learned his lesson or he liked this home better.
The very personable Solar has also found a home after only being at the shelter since January.
In sadder news a lovely cat named Angel was returned after one and a half years with an adopter. It was said that she did not get along with the other cats. I don't know what I would do in a situation like that, however I would try to provide more cat spaces (high cat tree spots and special bedroom hiding spots) I would also separate feeding and provide separate litter boxes. If it was really impossible then one cat would become the studio cat. I will be posting Angel's photo on Petfinder in the next couple of days. There was another cat returned and I will find her photo too.
I visited with Kylie who is our beautiful Mom cat. She has one kitten left who will be picked up soon. I really feel for this sweet feline who was rescued from a hoarder. She is very shy and afraid of being touched. It will take some time for a person to make friends with her but I think this is one who would be a very special companion for the person willing to be kind and take the time to let her feel secure. She has beautiful soulfull eyes which show there is a conscious being there.
I wish I could take Kylie home but I will have to hope for the right person who will be blessed with this girl.
There is also a family of new Babycats and Mom. I will post their photos too.