Tuesday, February 17, 2009

Kiki is on the adoption floor

Kiki is on the adoption floor has been adopted! Less than a week from frightened and hiding under her chair to gone to her new permanent home. Good luck, Kiki, and thank your new parent(s) for us!

Kiki came back to the shelter last Friday. She is all better now, and ready to find her permanent home. I went down to see her this morning, and she is still a little frightened. I had to coax her out from under a chair, but she was happy to see me once she was out.

Friday, February 13, 2009

A happy ending for Marshall

This is Marshall. Marshall was with us in August of 2008. He had a upper respiratory infection to get over, so he was only with us for a few weeks while he got better.

While he was ill he was a quiet, studious kitten.
You can see here he is studying. I am not sure what topic it was, but it was not proper cat behavior. I think it may have been abnormal psychology, and he thought it was instructions.

As he felt better, Marshall turned out to be a very, very active cat. Like pounce on your head and bite you active. He never calmed down enough to really be a happy house pet, so we were very worried for him and his potential for adoption. And his appetite for camera lanyards.
We ended up placing him with a friend of a friend who had a barn which needed a cat. We have had a couple of updates since then, and apparently he is a very happy barn cat now. Hooray for happy endings!

Sunday, February 8, 2009

Catching up -- May 2008 -- Ursula and family


And then something to eat

and a nap.

These are Petrov

and Ursula.
We hosted them during May and June of 2008. They were healthy, just too small to adopt, so after some growing time we forced ourselves to bring them back to the shelter. Except for Ursula. Ursula was snatched up by my brother and is now called Noodles. You can see more of her on his more or less abandoned cat blog Bob and Noodles (bobnnoodles.blogspot.com) and on the Sunday Cat update of his food blog called Cooking Stuff (icookstuff.blogspot.com) where he, um, cooks stuff. And takes pictures.

I think poor Michail was the kitten who languished the longest in the adoption room of all of our foster kittens. I think it was almost six days before he got picked up. Kittens just move faster than adult cats -- you would think they were cute or something.