Tuesday, August 23, 2011

No More Cats

I prefer to foster dogs.  I've been trying for years to give up fostering cats and focus solely on dogs.  I would like to say that I've finally succeeded.  I would like to say that, but it's not true.  Because currently at my house are six foster cats who are pretty sure they own the place.  And although I don't talk about them much, I thought maybe if I wrote about them on my blog, someone out there would want to adopt one of these wonderful, fantastic, absolutely perfect cats.  Really, they are.

I've introduced Belle to you before.  She's a very sweet front declawed cat who does well with other cats and is a great companion.  She would love a quiet home with someone who would give her a lot of attention.   She's very calm and laid-back and loves to sit on laps and purr.

Next is Pogo, a five year old gray tabby cat.  He is very outgoing and loves everyone he meets.  He is great with other cats, and he loves dogs. I introduced him to Roxy, my foster pit bull, and he immediately walked up to her and started rubbing his head against her.  He does this all the time now, and she gives him baths with her tongue.  He would do great in an active, loud, noisy household with a lot going on.



Then there is Junior.  If anyone wants to adopt a cat that sneezes constantly, this is the cat for you.  Junior has some kind of sneezing issue.  He's been through every test known to veterinarians and no one can figure out what is up with him. He had his nose checked to see if something was stuck in it - nope.  He has been allergy tested and tried on different diets and different environmental factors with no luck. He's been on all sorts of medicines with no luck. So he's not really adoptable (unless you want a cat who sneezes a lot!) but he's staying here temporarily until he goes back to his other foster home.  He gets along well with other cats and with the dogs.  He's front declawed.  He's rather independent and doesn't seek out attention.  If you want a cat who you hardly notice except when you hear him sneezing, this is the cat for you.

This is Thomas.  He was at a local shelter and tested positive for FIV, just like Belle, so I brought him home.  He's a very friendly cat.  He's great with the other cats and he is very, very affectionate.  He also has a giant head.  I'm still learning more about how he is with dogs and what kind of home would be best for him, but if you want a rather large cat with a big head and a squeaky voice, he's your guy.




This is Kona. Or Kimba. I can't tell them apart.  I originally had them when they were kittens, and they were adopted out together.  The family who adopted them decided they couldn't keep them, and they gave them away to someone else.  Those people either lost them or gave them away or something, because they were turned in to a shelter today by someone who said they found them.  So now they're safely back home with me, and we'll try to find them better families this time!  Kona and Kimba are very sweet and affectionate.  They're typical kittens (around five months old) and love to play.  If you want to add a cute and loving kitten to your home, Kona or Kimba might be a perfect fit!


So that's it for my foster cats.  Which one would you like?

11 comments:

Julie B said...

Poor kitties! They are all sweet and beautiful in my eyes, although I'm rather partial to the feline species. :) I really love Thomas' face - just makes me want to smoosh those cheeks and give him kisses! I hope that they all find loving, forever homes soon - they deserve it (as do the doggies)!

Cupcake said...

Thanks for the cat update. I'm so glad Kona and Kimba are back with you instead of at the shelter. Might have to change Junior's name to Sneezy. In fact, if you get anymore cats in,(you know you will) you could name the rest after the seven dwarfs. There's that Disney theme again!

Love, Cupcake

poodleandpitbull said...

I'm in LOVE with Thomas' face. He just looks like a mush of a cat! I hope you find homes for some (or all) of them. I know how hard fostering is, most especially finding homes for the fosters!

Kolchak Puggle said...

BOL, I laughed when I got to the end, all matter of the fact ready to give us our pick of the litter. We like Beklle, but the Daddy has his heart set on one of those ugly naked cats that you have to lotion and stuff. *shudders* mama said he can only have one if he adopts it 'cau we are NOT buying an ugly wrinkly cat for 5k. At the end of the day, Mama would prefer ANY of your kitties over Daddy's.

Bailey said...

Sorry we are a dog only family here. We have family that adopts cats from shelters but I believe they are full up at the moment.

Tucker The Crestie said...

Well, they are all lovely, but at this point, we're going to have to say none of them. Right now the cats are outnumbering the dogs, which has me seriously thinking about another dog ... because I like even numbers. So far I've managed to keep hold of my sanity.

meowmeowmans said...

Aw, they all sound like sweethearts. We sure hope they find forever homes real soon.

Stefanie said...

If I weren't so allergic to cats - I'd probably foster them too. I've always thought it was unfair that I love cats but have a pretty serious reaction when I am around them. Hey! Maybe Sneezy is allergic to humans and that's why he sneezes! ;)

brooke said...

heheh I like big headed Thomas!
But Darwin and Pogo cuddling together would be cute too!

Kari in Vegas said...

Dogs are so much better anyways!

Kari
http://dogisgodinreverse.com

Purrfect Haven said...

we loved them all! We wouldn't mind at all a sneezing cat! If things were different here we would help and have one (the sneezing one). Glad you haven't given up on cats - they rule! Love Darcy, Bingley and Helen xxx