Sunday, March 14, 2010

Waiting


I got a call from someone about two cats that were picked up as strays.  They were said to be young, healthy, and good with other animals - could I help?  So I said sure, and brought home Kiwi and Scribbles.  Sadly, the only part that was accurate was that they were young.  Kiwi needed $900 of dental work, and Scribbles?  Well, she's not so good with other animals.  Kiwi was eventually adopted, but its been 15 months, and Scribbles is still waiting for a home.  Waiting in a house filled with other animals (four dogs and seven cats).  This cat is Not Happy. 


She used to have her own bedroom, so she could live the quiet, peaceful life she wanted, but she got lonely.  An affectionate cat like Scribbles cannot happily live without human attention for months on end.  So I started leaving her door open, and she started coming out into the rest of the house.  When the dogs were outside, she'd come find me and jump on my lap.  If she saw another cat, she'd hiss at them, but as long as they left her alone, she was fine. 

After a few months, she got braver, and she hardly ever goes into her private room anymore.  Okay, that could be because some of the other cats took it over.  But even when it's empty, she prefers to be wherever people are.  And when the dogs are inside, they've learned to avoid her.  They will actually hug the wall going up the stairs in order to go around her if she's sitting on the staircase.  I can't blame them - I'm scared of her too when she's upset - and dogs make her very upset.  But Scribbles improves every day - lately she even comes in at night to sleep on the bed occasionally!  Still I feel bad for her having to live with all these other animals.  She just wants a nice quiet house with a warm lap and no other animals.  She'd even be happy in a house with another cat or two, as long as there were no dogs.  But although she goes to adoption events week after week, she can't seem to find a home.  And so she waits.  And she makes her displeasure at waiting known.  So we all wait.  Anxiously.  For a home for Scribbles.  Please, let it be soon.

13 comments:

Frankie Furter said...

Yes, let us hope it is soon for all concerned.

mayziegal said...

Poor Miss Scribbles. That can't be too awful much fun for her. I will keep my paws crossed and wish very hard that her Most Perfect Home arrives very, very soon.

Wiggles & Wags,
Mayzie

PeeS. I think she is Most Beautiful! It very much surprises me that no one has snatched her loveliness up.

Pibble said...

She's just beautiful. Someone will recognize her beauty and scoop her up. Just when you think all is lost - it happens every time. Hang in there!

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

We hope for everyone's safety, Scribbles the cat (alien) finds a home soon.

Kisses,
Stella

Bobby said...

There is the perfect home for Scribbles, it is finding it that is hard. Some dear lady who has just lost a cat, and needs company would be ideal. You will find her the home best of luck.

Love Meow said...

We are praying and purring for Scribbles. Hope she finds a purfect home very soon.

meowmeowmans said...

She's gorgeous. Hang in there ... there is a perfect home for her somewhere. As you know, sometimes these things have a way of working out when you least expect it...

SwSmartie said...

Such a handsome cat shouldn't have such a hard time finding a home.

Mango said...

She is so pretty. I hope she finds a home soon. It seems that she is adapting ever so slowly to your household. We'll keep our fingers and paws crossed.

Slobbers,
Mango

laura said...

I feel so bad for Scribbles! Why wouldn't anyone want such a pretty kitty? At least she's not lonely and actually when you think about it, her day is pretty full.

Life With Dogs said...

The perfect home is just waiting out there somewhere. It's the challenge of finding it. I'm hoping for you!

Amy and The House of Cats said...

We hope that she finds the perfect forever home soon! We know that it just can take a while sometimes - but she is gorgeous so hopefully it will be soon!!

havetailwillwag said...

wow scribbles is absolutely gorgeous! she's got such a sweet face and her eyes look so sad. i'd love to love her! i'm sure someone out there has room for a special girl like her.