Thursday, October 13, 2011

Back To The Shelter

It's been a week since I've been to the shelter.  Whenever I wait that long, I'm always having to reacquaint myself with the cats.  I think that I also put my "shield" down, because I find those first few walks down the aisles very upsetting.  Tomorrow is a vet day and sometimes it's very painfully obvious which cats aren't going to be alive tomorrow. 

But I can tell you TWO cats that will be alive tomorrow and those are two that we rescued today:
"Austin" is an insanely cute polydactyl boy that was already neutered.  He'd been at the shelter for almost a month.  This guy is a frickin' Einstein and had figured out how to slide the latches of the cages.  He gets out of the cage and has a ball at night rambling around! 
I met a very sweet adopter at the shelter today.  She wanted to rescue a declawed cat that would get along with her family and their current cat.  "Teddy" was the ticket for her:

He was SO sweet - purring and loving.  He took their two year old little boy in stride and didn't hiss at other cats.  Thank heavens! 

My big news is that my foster cat Gabby has been adopted.....

....along with....

my foster kitten RAMONE!!!!

I'm SOOOOO excited and it was a wonderful surprise that the adopter wanted to take them both.  As you can see from the picture, they really seem to like each other.  (Although Gabby LOVES everybody)  She's signing the paperwork tonight and picking up her new "kids" next week on Tuesday.  (They're going out of town)

Looks like I'll be getting a new foster cat...or two.....  :)

11 comments:

Faith J. said...

Wonderful news! So glad to see more cats rescued from the shelter!

Caroline said...

OMC! I'm so excited for Austin and Teddy! I'm also happy that you found homes for Gabby and Ramone, btw I had forgotten about Ramone, I guess he hasn't gotten up to much unlike the Sherminator! lol

Caroline said...

PS Austin is going to be a real handful, I guess having a thumb makes all the difference!

Anonymous said...

I vote for Jessica - she's been marked "urgent" for a nerve wrackingly long time. :)

http://www.petfinder.com/petdetail/21010373

Anonymous said...

Wonderful news about Gabby and Ramone! Many congrats!

Clever Austin made me laugh :D He might give your Sherman a run for his money!

Cindy, Bertie etc etc etc etc

Random Felines said...

Yeah for rescues and adoptions. Mom laughed at the comment about the escapee - she has seen it before from a shelter cat - and he managed to get his "girlfriend" out as well one night. (thankfully everyone was already fixed)

Sarah said...

ummm... how come nobody ever leaves your house with Sherman??
LOL

House of the Discarded said...

Sarah: LOL!!!! Isn't that straaange????

-B

hmacross said...

A word of warning about those cats with thumbs - they can open all sorts of latches and levers. My rescue had a pregnant one break out of a third floor bathroom! Spent the entire day looking all over the neighbourhood for her, only to find her around supper time in the very back corner of the yard.

Wednesday said...

Excellent news about the rescues AND adoptions! Always happy to see adult, black (or b&w) cats find a home!

Melissa W. said...

YAY!!!! So happy you met the adopter for me.
Congrats on your successful adoptions.