It was such a pleasure to meet Anicca at the shelter to help her pick out an "Office Cat". I think more people would love to go to work every day if they could have a cute kitty to snuggle with at their desk. After much deliberation, they chose a very cute little GIRL named "Igor":
I was at the shelter the day that Igor came in. Her family was holding each other and sobbing as they had to let Igor go because she didn't like their baby. Pffft. The kid was 18 months - certainly a tough age for any cat. I was pissed, but didn't say anything.
Shortly after rescue, Anicca sent me the pictures of Igor meeting her new "office family":
She fit in beautifully and they love her! She'll have a wonderful life there.
Sometimes things don't always work out so beautifully, which is exactly what happened with Baby. The couple arrived at the foster home with Baby yesterday and it was immediately apparent that Baby literally HATED other cats. It wasn't just a hiss and a growl...it was screaming and attacking. It's hard to believe after you see how CUTE baby is when he's NOT around other cats:
Right now, I don't have a Plan B for Baby. He's going to have to go back to his original family with hope they'll give me more time to find a home for him without other cats. Many thank you's to Dori and her family for giving Baby a try.
On my list of cats to rescue today was "any petite female cat that gets along with other cats". Sounds simple, right? I must've picked up 20 female cats that I had hoped would fit the bill. Each one showed extreme anxiety towards other cats.
The problem is - I don't know if that's REALLY true or not. Today was a euthanasia day at the shelter. Thirty cats died alone in their cages. Maybe the remaining cats had a reason to be anxious, and it wasn't a fair assessment. Needless to say, I'm going back tomorrow to try again.
It's SO hard when the cat is a saboteur of his own rescue. There have been times I've held a cat up to another cat and chanted under my breath: Please don't hate other cats, please don't hate other cats, please don't hate other cats..."
I'm meeting a VERY nice sounding lady tomorrow that contacted me about adopting Moe:
The woman sounds FANTASTIC. She just adopted a senior toy poodle that's blind from a rescue. She wanted to help another little soul that looks like he needs to be loved. *happy sigh*
"Please don't hate small blind dogs, please don't hate small blind dogs, please don't hate small blind dogs..."