Monday, July 25, 2011

Cat Update


I'd just like to say that it wasn't my fault.  I'm not the one who rescued these two kittens. I was just trying to be nice, and since I had to take one of my fosters to the vet, I offered to take these two kittens in for another foster mom.

It's not her fault either.  She took these kittens in the day before, from someone who found them living outside and begging for food.  She just accepted my offer, and planned to take them right back as soon as they got checked out by the vet. 


It's not the kittens' fault either.  They're just typical, adorable, sweet, purring kittens.  I can resist kittens.  Even when they purr.  I'll tell you whose fault it is.  It's the vet's fault.  They were running late, and kept me waiting for half an hour.  I have a lot of self-control, but being stuck in a small room with two purring kittens for half an hour is more than even I could resist.  Thirty minutes after arriving in the office, I called the original foster mom and offered to take the kittens back home with me.  That is how I ended up fostering Chip and Dale.  Not my fault at all. 

In addition to Chip and Dale, I am also fostering the following cats:

Belle, the FIV positive cat with very soft fur.  She likes me, and she likes other people, and she puts up with other cats, but she doesn't much care for the dogs. Every night she waits for me at the door to her room and meows until I give her treats.  She's very good at begging.
Lovey - the FIV positive cat who pretends she's not a tortie.  She is one of the sweetest cats I've ever met.  We've been struggling to get some health issues cleared up, so she's been on various medicines and different foods, and in spite of it all she still acts..well....lovey. I am starting to understand why she was named this.  She does great with other cats, isn't crazy about the dogs but does okay with them, and does great with all people. 
Lily - Originally named Lightning (as part of the Tornado litter), Lily was adopted out to a family along with her brother Thunder.  The resident cat in that home didn't particularly care for Lily, and Lily likewise showed her displeasure by refusing to use the litter box.  After confirming that there was no medical cause, Lily came back to us and immediately returned to having perfect litter box habits.  So Lily is now looking for a home where she will be a better fit.  In addition to being beautiful she's also very sweet and loving.  Lily is staying up at PetSmart for a few weeks and hopefully she'll find a new home quickly! 

Many of our cats have the opportunity to stay up at PetSmart for a few weeks at a time.  This gives shoppers a chance to visit them and often causes them to be adopted much more quickly than when they're living in a foster home.  Volunteers come in each day and take care of all the cats, scooping litter boxes and providing love and affection and playtime.  If you're in the St.Charles, MO area and are interested in volunteering your time one morning or evening a week, please contact me!  Or if you're in another area, consider contacting your local PetSmart or PetCo store to see if they have adoptable cats and need assistance.


Kari in WeHo said...

Thats a whole lotta cats!


Pibble said...

It's never our fault. How can they help it, being so cute and all?!

Tucker The Crestie said...

Of course it's not your fault! Those two are too adorable! However - it IS your fault for posting Lily's picture ... she's stunning! Sure wish I could commit to another cat! I hope all of them find wonderful homes!

JulieB said...

I know exactly what you mean... I cannot resist those cute little faces, sweet little meows, and adorable purring personalities! That is why I have as many foster kitties as I do, but I have a couple of folks interested so paws crossed things work out for 2 of them! :) Love those babies - you have a fine collection of foster babies!

Cupcake said...

Well, you say it's not the kittens fault but in truth it is totally their fault. Being that cute and making that wonderful purring sound and looking at you with those sweet eyes, it is there fault alright. I'm so glad you fell under their spell and I love the Disney names!

I'm glad Lily is back with you where she isn't stressed.

meowmeowmans said...

No matter whose fault it is, those cats sure are adorable. Purring and praying they all find forever homes real soon...