Sunday, March 14, 2010
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.
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.