Monday, October 12, 2015

A sad goodbye and a hello



Technically these kittens should have gone up for adoption weeks ago, but because they still needed some work in the socialization department they hung around. They ate hot dogs and I became a chew toy. It was getting to the point that while progress was still being made, it was very slow going and it was becoming apparent they needed to move on. The stress of going to a different place and living through it can help some kittens come out of their shells even more. I thought this would be a good time for it and it turned out it was. Because of Columbus Day the shelter is closed today, so I brought the girls in just as the shelter was closing on Sunday. This will give them the night in the quietest time of the shelter day, and then be there tomorrow when just staff come in and clean and feed. Tuesday the shelter will be open, but if they aren't adopted then, the shelter will be closed again on Wednesday and hopefully by that time they will be used to it all and show better for the weekend.


I spent a good part of yesterday afternoon feeding them chunks of hot dog and playing with them. I spent time snuggling each one of them and had a little talk with Sarah about people and how she could rule them all if she would just put up with a little snuggling. She told me that she could do it without the snuggling thank you very much.


It was finally time and so I packed them up into the carrier and brought them down. I took them out of the carrier, gave them another snuggle and a kiss and brought them to the cage. Each one voluntarily walked into the cage. You could tell they were freaked out, but they were investigating, which was a good sign.


I guess I did get some good photos of Sarah. :) I got such great shots of Winifred and Mary right away that I didn't spend a lot of time trying to get a good facial shot of them.  Sarah seemed to be turning away from the camera each time I tried to take a photo so I got a few more.  She's such a pretty girl that I am sure you all don't mind.

After I dropped them off, I was getting a bit emotional so I went grocery shopping, but I did need to get home and clean the kitten room because of this..


but this sweet tail tale will have to wait until tomorrow.

14 comments:

  1. Pregnant Momma cat?????

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  2. Noooo! Dang cliffhangers :P

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  3. Good luck to those cute little hard cases! Just one new baby? Or is that just one of several?

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  4. Sounds like there's a "no vacancy" sign on the kitten room!

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  5. I wish a good luck to the kittens! The photo of them grooming together is very cute :-)

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  6. They really are becoming beautiful cats. Good luck, girls.

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  7. I pray they all get wonderful homes- together would be nice, and a miracle. Can't wait to see the rest of what is attached to the tail :)

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  8. Godspeed, Sarah, Winifred and Mary!

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  9. We kitties send our purrs that Sarah, Winifred, and Mary find their furever homes soon. Mom bean says she hopes that their new families have lots of hot dogs!

    Sasha, Sami, & Saku

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  10. We wish the girls good luck...and hope they all find their furever homes.

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  11. Good luck to the girls ! We wonder whose tail is this cute little one... Purrs

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  12. Sending good vibes to the girls hoping they find their survant and furever homes soonest. And what surprise do you have for us?

    Emma and Buster

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  13. You have done a wonderful job with them they are ready to move on to a forever home

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