Monday, November 23, 2009

Saturday Adoptions

I got to see a lot of my old friends at adoptions on Saturday.  I even saw some of the Heartland foster pets that I had at my house temporarily in the past.  Some of them remembered me.  Some of them pretended they didn't. 

This is Jackson.  He is the cat who my niece named Princess.  This is before we knew he was a boy.  Jackson went to my friend Julie to be fostered, and he is doing great.  I excitedly greeted him, and he barely opened his eyes, looked at me, and then went right back to sleep.  I tried not to take it personally - I know how important naps are to cats.  He really did used to like me, even though I called him Princess. Not that anyone would guess he ever knew me from the way he ignored me. They had to get out the feather toy to get him to lift up his head long enough for me to take this photo.  How embarrassing. 

This is Rusty, being held by my friend Barb.  Rusty stayed with me for a few weeks, several months ago when he was a tiny kitten.  I fell in love with him and came really close to adopting him.  He's an awesome cat - very affectionate and loving.  See him reaching out in the picture?  He's reaching out to me saying how he loves me.  Okay not really - it was that feather toy again.  But I did hold him and he did seem happy about it.  I'll have to settle for that. 

This is Athena.  I temporarily fostered her at the same time as Rusty.  They aren't littermates, but they were put together at the animal control facility where they were turned in as kittens, and they've been in foster care together ever since.  Athena is a beautiful fluffy cat that probably needs to be in a home without other cats.  She is a bit of a diva.  Remember the wet cat contest?  That was Athena in the picture.  She looks much better when she's dry.  She was another one not so happy to see me - I think she remembered the baths I gave her. 

KERMIT!  My guy.  The reason I am a dog person more than a cat person.  When I came up to him and said "Hi Kermit!", he didn't ignore me, or go back to sleep, or pretend he didn't know who I was.  He got excited, and he showed it!  He was as happy to see me as I was to see him.  And that made me feel good.  I love this dog.  I've talked about him several times in the past, and he's always on my mind.  I've even asked if I can foster him, as soon as I can make room for him.  I just miss him so much.  It's nice to know he misses me too. 


JulieB said...

Just so you know, Jackson told me later that day that he really misses you and wishes you would stop in for another visit soon! In fact, he's up at Petsmart so if you get a wild hair, feel free to say hello to him. :)

Anonymous said...

I'm sorry you felt so unloved by your previous foster cats but surely Kermit made up for it by the welcome he gave you ??

I always thought dogs were more demonstrative than cats and this could account for their unapparent notice of you.

When you get tired of my comments, Laurie, just drop me a line.

Love you, Grandma

Laurie said...

Julie - thank you! It's nice to know that even though he's a bit reserved around me, he really does miss me. :-)

Grandma, I always loving hearing from you - thank you for reading and commenting!!

Anonymous said...

I would love to see you take Kermit in...I'd have to come visit him though because I'd miss him at the shelter. What a sweet wonderful dog that just needs a chance.


JulieB said...

It's funny, at home Jackson is one of the most obnoxiously affectionate kitties I've ever been around. He will literally climb onto your shoulders and nuzzle your face until you pay attention to him. Did I mention he gives the best hugs? Petsmart is a different story however. I think he just sleeps to make the time go by faster. He's probably thinking,"if I act like I'm sleeping, no one will want to adopt me and I can go home with mom". If only we didn't have 5 of our own... he and Toby would be permanent fixtures in our family.