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Monday, October 10, 2011

Adoption Update

Adoption UpdateIt was a great adoption weekend.  We found homes for seven great cats and kittens.  The following cats were adopted:
  • Walnut and Blitzle (together)
  • Casper (adult!!!)
  • Shiraz
  • The Watch Cat (interesting story on how he got his name - I've posted it below)
  • Khloe
  • Courtney
Congratulations to the kitties and their new homes. 

The Watch Cat
You might think the name “The Watch Cat” is an unusual name for a kitty, but it really fits.  This incredibly handsome boy was one of three kittens trapped at a feral colony for TNR, however, they were just a little too young to be TNR’d so someone offered to foster us until we were old enough for spay/neuter. Unfortunately, two of the cats didn’t think much of humans. When they went to an Alley Cats and Angels’ foster home, the two hid all the time but this boy didn't hide.  Instead he sat and watched everything. He was very interested in people and would watch to see what they were doing and what was going on in the house, Because of his interest in people, his foster mom knew he was meant to have a forever inside home. She started calling him “The Watch Cat” and the moniker stuck! He still likes to watch everything – he finds it all just fascinating. His foster mom fell fast in love with him but knows she can't adopt every cat she falls in love with!  It was hard but she let him move into the adoption center.  She was at the adoption event yesterday and had the final say on the adoption (his foster mom happens to be one of our best adoption counselors) and she knew The Watch Cat and his new family were a good fit for each other.  Although she did cry.  Sometimes we get extra attached to some of the cats and it's hard to say goodbye.

The other two kittens were returned to the back yard colony, however, since they were returned after being inside for a while to be tamed, our barn cat relocation protocol was used and the cats were caged on the caregivers back porch for several weeks before they were released from the cage. 


Wildrun said...

Congrats on all these adoptions!

meowmeowmans said...

Concatulations on a great bunch of adoptions! We love the Watch Cat story; we can certainly understand how his foster mom fell in love with him.

Big purrs and hugs to you all, and to all these new adoptees in their forever homes. :)