Monday, July 26, 2010

The Great Big World

Sometimes the buzz of the rescue really isn't a buzz at all. It's more like deep sigh in which I need to grasp from the deep recesses of my heart to remember why I rescued a particular cat.

Which is exactly what happened with Arianna:

Arianna is about 15 pounds of SWEET. She was a shelter favourite and had been in a cage (in which she was far too big) for more than a month. I loved Arianna and I kept waiting for the right foster home to come forward so that I could rescue her.

My plan was to bring Arianna to my house for the afternoon for some MAJOR lovin' until I could meet with her new foster Mom tonight. I love big cats, so I was expecting some big-time squishing and kissing from my favourite girl that I waited soooo long to rescue.

That wasn't exactly what happened:



Needless to say, Arianna is still in her carrier. She'll be ok. She's going into a wonderful foster home that will take the time she needs to get used to the "bigger world" around her.

You're welcome Arianna. :)

12 comments:

Kea said...

Aw, Arianna has been through a lot of trauma. I'm glad she's going to a good foster home that will give her the time she needs--I'll bet she turns out to be a real love bug. :-)

Caroline said...

lol, sometimes Beth when you are nice to someone they just aren't nice back! Emily was worse than that for the first month, remember the biting?! I think Arianna had given up hope so it will take some time for her to discover that sometimes good things do go to those that wait. I'm sure she'll send you a thank you purr later! Great job!

Cat said...

Oh my gosh, what a sweet baby! I guess she is just a bit overwhelmed and feels it best to stay in her safe carry case for now. I'm sure she will blossom once she is at her foster home!

House of the Discarded said...

Caroline: I forgot that Emily was such a grump when she was first rescued. That poor girl went through MAJOR trauma! :)

Maybe Arianna is ticked because I didn't put her in the Land of Dirty Underwear!

Caroline said...

But of course! Who would want to miss out on the Land of Dirty Underwear, you've made it famous! Your other rescues must have told her telepathically how exciting that land was and so she was waiting and hoping and ended up in the land of kitchen utensils! What a letdown!

Shannon said...

I've had Raya (Lulu) for several months now and she is finally, finally, finally dropping the terrified of everything act and letting me pet her. It's like something just switched on inside her not so well treated brain and now she climbs on my lap for love, purrs with human affection instead of ducking in fear and gives kisses. Now . . .if only we could figure out the ongoing litterbox issues.

Brian said...

It will be OK sweet Arianna, you're in good paws now.

Deb said...

You probably won't recognize her tomorrow. It is hard to make that first step for some, I guess. Good luck to her. Hope you get to cuddle her soon. Deb =^..^=5

Deb said...

You probably won't recognize her tomorrow. It is hard to make that first step for some, I guess. Good luck to her. Hope you get to cuddle her soon. Deb =^..^=5

Caroline said...

Arianna sounds like the name of an Opera Diva, you know what Divas are like!

Anonymous said...

This broke my heart..... she's so confused. She will be re-socialized hopefully and be out of the depressed slump of hopelessness, thanks to you :). I'd love to see an after pic of her :)

Justine said...

Hey Beth, Arianna sure is a sweetie from the looks of it, and those little flag comments in the video were hilarious! It's nice to be able to read your blog while I'm away, lol helps me "keep up" with the rescue

Oh and Shannon, yay for Raya!!!! I'm still voting for your mom to adopt her hehehe