Wednesday, April 7, 2010

Update on my Fosters

Once again it's time for an update on the current foster pets at my house.  These pets are all available for adoption, so if you see one you like, let's talk!

Ziggy is a seven month old American Pit Bull Terrier mix.  He is deaf, and he is silly, and he is sometimes demanding, and sometimes sweet.  He is mostly lazy, and prefers the indoors to being outside.  He likes to chew anything he can - especially if he's not supposed to chew it.  Shoelaces are a favorite of his.  He barks a lot when he wants something, and his favorite place to lay is at the top of the stairs, unless he has something to chew, in which case he prefers to lay on the couch.  His favorite place to hide when playing is under the futon where the other dogs can't reach him. 

Simon is Sampson's brother.  He is possibly visually impaired, although he doesn't act like it.  He is one of the sweetest foster cats I have.  He loves to cuddle and get affection.  Occasionally he chases the other cats, but most of the time he just watches the rest of the action. 

Sampson is Simon's brother.  He claims he is Simon's Seeing Eye Cat, but I don't usually see them anywhere together, so I have my doubts about that.  Sampson is very sweet when he wants to be, but sometimes he likes to pick on the other cats.  He can be a bit of a bully, quite honestly.  But when it comes to people, he's the most affectionate cat of the bunch. 

Scribbles - The long-timer.  She is sweet, but only on her terms.  If you try to make her do something she doesn't want - like get in a cat carrier to go to PetSmart for an adoption event - she may very well scratch you and bite you.  Not that it gets her out of going.  It just means I have to call in reinforcements (in this case, my husband Dave) to get her into the crate.  Then once she gets back home, she comes around purring and being all affectionate, just so I forgive her for the scratches she gave me that morning.  Hmph. 

Rudy is an interesting cat.  He is affectionate, but he'd rather rub against my legs than sit on my lap.  He likes to sit by the window and watch what is going on outside.  If I let him, he'd go out and see for himself.  He does okay with other cats and with dogs, but he's kind of a loner.  So he'd probably be perfectly happy as an only cat. 

Victoria - This beautiful girl is one of my favorite cats.  She's shy and won't come very close to me, but if I go to her, she'll let me pet her and she'll roll over and start purring.  She needs to get more used to people before she is ready for adoption, so I want to take her to adoption events each week to help her get used to the noise and the people.  But she finds the very best hiding places in the house, and so far I've only been able to find her and take her to one event.  Of course if anyone wants a cat who is very beautiful and very easy to care for, she's the one for you.  You may never know she's there - but at least she isn't constantly following you around and asking for attention like the rest of the cats at my house! :-)

Mia came into rescue when her owners moved and left her behind.  A neighbor took her in and cared for her, but couldn't keep her because her dog was trying to eat her.  So I took her home, and she's been living at my house for the past month - until yesterday.  Yesterday she got to go up to the adoption center at our vet's office!  So I am hopeful that someone will see her there and want to adopt her soon.  She is front declawed, and very sweet and affectionate, so I hope it won't take her long to find a home. 

So those are all of my foster pets as of today.  Well, except for Butterscotch.  I'll tell you about him tomorrow!


Anonymous said...

I luved reading all abouts your fosters! I think Victoria has a Most Long and Luxurious tail! And my mom says Mia reminds her of the kitteh she had for 17 years - Annabelle - and that made mom smile. And I'm rooting real hard for Scribbles to find her Most Perfect Home real soon.

Wiggles & Wags,

SwSmartie said...

Victoria is possibly the prettiest cat I've ever seen, very regal looking.

So.. I think I have a crush on Ziggy.. =P

Amy and The House of Cats said...

Oh they are all such cuties! I hope that they can all find wonderful forever homes soon!

hero said...

Ziggy is definitely a character... if only we stay closer I would love to come and play with him. Hope all the canine and felines would have a forever home soon.

Licks, hero

The Two Country Poodles said...

We love the kitties....But mommy is allergic...We hope they find homes soon!

Wags and Licks,
Mollie Jo & Bobo

kissa-bull said...

oh ziggy just steals our hearts
and we just love all the meow meow's
mommish just love kitties
pibble sugars and wee wags
the pittie pack

the booker man said...

ziggy is such a handsome guy! i hope he finds a forever home soon.

the booker man

JackDaddy said...

Oh my! Them is a LOT of cats!!

Kari in WeHo said...

wow the cats sure are outnumbering poor Ziggy!

Dog Foster Mom said...

Please don't feel sorry for Ziggy - he is more work by himself than 20 cats combined would be! :-) Besides, I'm bringing home two foster dogs tonight to help even out the dog/cat ratio at my house. Although I think I'm doing it wrong - I'd rather be getting less cats instead of more dogs!

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

I must admit the cats (aliens) are rather attractive. I hope they find their way home to their mother ship soon.


havetailwillwag said...

umm.. i'll take them ALL please!!!! i wish wish wish we lived on the same continent! all your foster cats are soooooooo beautiful. i especially love scribbles and victoria, they're the prettiest little cats EVER!!! and of course the boys are handsome and macho :) then of course there's the zig man. i LOVE the zig man. he's the most adorable thing i've EVER SEEN i swear!!!! i love his goofy look and his personality sounds sooooo awesome. i love silly pooches. the sillier the better! omg when he's adopted, i will miss reading about him on your blog.. sad for me, but yay for him.