Wednesday, September 21, 2011

Re-Introducing Mercury

In May 2009 I took in a litter of 12 week old kittens, and named them after planets.  Mercury is the gray kitten on the right.

He has always been very outgoing and social.  He likes other cats, he likes dogs, and he loves people.  This is Mercury bossing around a foster puppy that I had when he was a kitten.  He was very good at it.

Mercury was adopted out two years ago, but was recently was returned when his mom and dad got divorced.  He's grown up to be a beautiful cat, and should not have too much trouble being adopted even as an adult.

Mercury is currently living at a local PetSmart store while he waits to be adopted.  My previous foster kittens Kona and Kimba were both adopted from the store recently!  I am hoping that Mercury has the same experience and gets a great home quickly, because he is much too outgoing to be happy living in a cage.  The volunteers that take care of the cats at the store will have their hands full because he is extremely affectionate and extremely energetic!


Anonymous said...

Poor Mercury - he's a beautiful cat - I'm sure he'll get a home soon. Always feel bad for the animals that get dumped during a divorce. Maybe that should be one of the questions on applications - would you give up your pet if you were divorcing?

Anonymous said...

Mercury is doing failry well at Petsmart! He was grumpy the first couple of days, but when I cleaned last night he was OK with the kittens.

He is a very handsome fellow!

browndogcbr said...

Hi Y'all,

I never realized that those pets at the Petsmart store stayed. I thought they were just there for the day and went home to their foster family.

Paws crossed he gets adopted quick!

Y'all come by now,
Hawk aka BrownDog

Angela said...

Mercury is gorgeous. He looks just like my 11-year-old Sidney. Here's hoping he has an awesome home before the week ends.

Kim said...

I just took in my first foster cat! I've heard they are usually harder to adopt out than dogs. Think that's true?

Tucker The Crestie said...

What a gorgeous boy! I hope he finds a wonderful family soon.

Dog Foster Mom said...

@Linda - great news, thanks!

@Kim - I have found my foster cats without special needs generally take much longer than my foster dogs without special needs. I think this is because dogs are all so different, so someone who wants a small Chihuahua is not going to take home a Labrador Retriever. Cats are much more similar in appearance, so people tend to gravitate to the youngest and the cutest/most striking. Mercury shouldn't take long because he's a unique color, but if he was an all black cat I'd expect to have him quite a bit longer. Congratulations on getting your first foster cat!

Kari in Vegas said...

What a handsome pup


Tucker said...

aw, the tortie looks like my kitteh sister Ellie!

woof - Tucker