Saturday, October 13, 2012

Goodbyes and Hellos


We are out of here!
I brought them to the shelter this morning.  It was a little harder on me this time then a lot of the other times, mostly because of Pumpkin and Cherry.  I used to like to be at the shelter for foster adoptions, but over the years I keep running into people who I'm not fond of owning another pet.  There was one who had three cats in four years and kept losing them to the fisher cats but they wanted to adopt another.  At some point they had to realize they were just feeding the fisher cats, but they didn't see that and believed it was cruel to keep cats indoors.  *sigh*

I have to keep reminding myself that they aren't all like that.  there are so many wonderful pet owners out there.  Surfing cat blogs helps remind me of that, and for those of you who write blogs and share kitty stories with me, Thank you!  It helps me help them.  I remind myself that my job is to love them and nurture them while they are here.. what awaits them in the world is not in my control.  I HATE that, but it is where I am.  I can sympathise with people who run their own rescues and make those life long decisions for their kittens and end up on that very fine line of taking on more than they can handle.

Well anyway...  with an empty kitten room comes..
Momma and her little girl.  No names at this point.  I have Elsa and Elise on my list of names that kind of stood out.. but I'm not quite sure. (I have aunts named Elsa and Ella.)  I really haven't gotten to know her yet.  She's a growler and overly protective of her daughter.  I've got her in the cage for now.  There is a lot of turmoil going on right now with the move into the shelter then out of the shelter room cleaning etc.. so I will probably try her out tomorrow and see if she calms down a bit.

12 comments:

  1. Yikes! I'm glad HART only adopts to indoor only homes ... Some people just shouldn't be given more cats.

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  2. Hmm. What's a fisher cat?
    Your new fosters are absolutely beautiful! I had one very protective mother cat come for boarding with her kitten and one lapse of judgement had me rushing off to the emergency room at midnight. Her handiwork is still all over my forearms. :)

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  3. I think I would feel much the same, and would feel emotionally invested in the fosters' future, if I were their foster mother. I do believe cats' lives are more enriched if they can go outside *safely*, in a protected area, but absolutely do not believe in letting cats roam. I know this mindset is not the case in other parts of the world, and in other cultures. I really hope no one will let those people adopt another cat, but of course they could pick up a "free" kitten anywhere.

    Fingers crossed for YOUR babies, though, that all find truly amazing forever homes.

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  4. P.S. Good luck with the new mom and baby!

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  5. that new baby is a cutie - we hope her mom realizes she is safe quickly

    we only adopt indoor cats too - it is sad that we can't have more control though....

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  6. Aw, I can imagine saying goodbye is hard, letting them out of your control. Just know you did your best with them and wish them well in their new lives.
    I say if someone keeps letting their cats out and losing them, it's time to say no more adoptions for you! Of course, I'm sure that's not up to you.
    What a sweet new baby! A smiler!

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  7. I had to google "fisher cat" but after knowing what it was...oh no losing kitties to them, how terrible. I feel the same way, it's so hard to let them out of your control. We want kitties to have great home and family.

    Your new kitties are so cute!!

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  8. That new sweet baby just destroyed me. Seriously, I'm deadbrokenkaboom from the adorable. My mother and I have gone rounds on the topic of kitties being indoor only. I'm pro-indoor, she feels cats need to be outside. I lost two sweet boy cats to being allowed outside without supervision, and will never let my cat-loves be put in danger like that again. You're a strong person to not throttle someone who has the mindset like the person you encountered at the shelter.

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  9. They are gorrrrrrrrrrrrgeous!

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  10. They are gorrrrrrrrrrrrgeous!

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  11. you have 2 choices 1 is accept that you have no control or no 2 is set up your own rescue,any way enough of that its all about the newbies....Awwwwwww they are adorable,cute simpley lovely and need smooches...kiss kiss kiss!

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  12. oh my the two new ones are PRECIOUS! Love the name Ella.

    I don't foster but I DID purchase a kitty for a stranger when I was volunteering at a rescue and their lack of updates to me are hurtful so I can only imagine how awful you feel adopting out kitties and then either not knowing what has become of them or having something awful happen to them.

    As you said, you have no control over that and not everyone is bad so you have to trust that all will be ok!

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