Sunday, August 24, 2014

Goodbye little house panthers




I got a phone call from the shelter yesterday asking me how I thought the kittens would do at PetSmart since the shelter has a satellite adoption center there. The kittens have shown themselves to be pretty resilient after showing up here, so I said yes. In order for them to go up for adoption at PetSmart they needed an additional vaccine, so the shelter needed me to bring them in there first then up to the store.

Well the vaccine was an injectable unlike most of their vaccines which are nasal. The shelter manager injected in their scruff *sigh* which I was none too happy about, but I kept my mouth shut. The next time I see the vet who works at the shelter's spay and neuter clinic I'll talk to him about it and let him deal with it if he feels the need.

They then went to PetSmart. There wasn't an official place for them as the portable cage needed to be brought out, so I didn't get to see them off.  I did meet a very sweet 3 year old girl who was unfortunately twice the size she should have been. I would have loved to snapped her up and brought her home for kitty weight loss on proper diet, but there is no room at the Inn o' Casa de Gato, thank you very much, so I left here there.  There was also another beautiful cat named Creamsicle, which frankly if you had asked me I would have called her Mocha Latte Swirl..


I walked around the store looking at all the cute Halloween stuffs. I bought The Crew a new mouse (because they SOOOO need new toys) and Skippy a new bow tie (because it was on sale) and saw this.. If this isn't an over-saturation of the market of holiday stuffs, I do not know what is.

I think only halloween toilet paper would be worse
I was about to leave the store - in fact I had gotten all the way out to my car, when I needed on e more peek at them. I was bothered I couldn't put them in the cage (stupid thing to be bothered with, I knew full well they were in good hands) so I ran back in.  The woman who was going to be taking care of them was about to leave on lunch break, and they were let out of the cage with the foods I brought them because I hadn't given them breakfast yet. It is better to hold off on foods when transitioning a cat so that they are hungry enough to consider food during the stress. Getting a cat to eat is huge in getting them to relax.  So they were eating, and they were exploring, I couldn't really have wanted more for them.. so I left (and yes, my eyes leaked on the way home.. but better I cry for having loved them than cry because there was no where for them to go)

Yup, those are the adoption cards on top of that cage.. 
Good luck you house panthers you.  May you live long and happy lives..


23 comments:

  1. It never gets easier. But you did a great job with them and gave them a wonderful start.

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  2. Well, thanks to you they get to have the opportunity for
    long and happy lives :)
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  3. Oh my gosh, they're cute. Cute as cute can be.

    That Creamsicle is a cutie too. Same colourin' as my sister, Mason, which Peep #1 always says is fawn but I don't think that's the right name. Think she just made it up.

    Purrs,
    Nissy

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  4. They are so cute and you sure gave them a great start!

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  5. They're lucky kittens, getting such a great start with you!

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  6. We purr that they all find homes real soon. :)

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  7. I got all teary eyed reading your post. I know they will all find good homes. It's so sad when I go to Petco and see all the kitties up for adoption in little cubicles. Tiny would go crazy if he was confined in such a small space. Thank you, Connie, for all that you do for kitties.

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  8. Thank you for helping them be ready for their new homes, Connie. We think you are amazing!

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  9. I bet they will find homes fast - outgoing kitties have so much of a better chance.

    My human says I am going to be "spayed," whatever that means, when I can schedule a fairly long break between shows. She and the breeder discussed it and decided it would be better for my therapy training NOT to put me out of commission for four to six months (which is what motherhood would do), and while I'm a show quality kitten, I'm not a "top" show quality kitten. And while I think some of the boys at the shows are cute, I'm kind of relieved!

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  10. It must be so hard but you did a great job at getting them ready for their forever homes (I truly hope). I would love for you to take Annie for a while to get her to lose some weight. Her weight has gotten worse since Pierrot moved in.

    Now I want to go to PetSmart to see their Halloween stuff.

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  11. HALLOWEEN CAT LITTER??? sheesh.

    Bon voyage sweet lil panthers...you three have had a great start.

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  12. Purrs, we are wishing you the very best humans and the most loving furever homes.

    Emma and Buster

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  13. Aww. Good luck to the little guys. You did great. We know your sadness. Hugs.

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  14. Good luck you adorable little House Panthers :)

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  15. You gave them such a wonderful start (and send-off). Paws crossed they find a forever home soon!

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  16. Awwwwwww!!! They're so so tiny and beautiful!! Wishing them all the best! So is gorgeous Creamsicle but we also prefer Mocha Latte Swirl! Take care
    x

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  17. Awww... they were lucky to have such a good foster mom! Hope they get adopted soon!

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  18. good luck to them,hope they get snapped up quick,xx

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  19. May you guys find your homes very very soon!

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  20. Aww, I had a lump in my throat from this post. I hope they all go together, but at the very least, I hope they find good homes. I always worry about black kittens especially. You have done a wonderful job fostering them, which gives them a great start in life.

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  21. Paws crossed and purrs for the little panthers. We hope they find great furever homes furry soon!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  22. Good luck little panthers ! Purrs

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  23. I hold the foster folks in highest regard. Your posts about the little ones made many of us fall in love with them. You are awesome!

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