I've been so distracted since Monday wondering how Fisher and Monroe are doing. Thank goodness, Laurie sent their new mom an email asking how things are going. I know we were both more concerned about Monroe than Fisher.
Here's the lowdown from Emily:
We've named them Miles and Cordelia and they're settling in quite well. Miles spent Monday under the bed, as we figured he would. But yesterday he started coming out and letting us pet him and today he actually came up to me and started purring when I came in the room. He seems to enjoy laying on us, purring, and then licking our noses.
Cordelia is a spitfire. She plays, eats, and occasionally passes out for a few minutes and then gets up and plays some more. She thinks that batting at my hair is the best game ever. The two of them are getting along just fine and spend a lot of time chasing each other. It's incredibly adorable.
Our older cat, Cleo, is a bit perturbed but seems to be accepting things. We've still got the kittens confined to the guest room, but we'll probably let them start venturing out into the rest of the house tonight. We'll see how it goes.
SO much better than I'd have dared hoped! We knew this was the perfect family. We just didn't know how perfectly perfect they really are!
Thank you Emily and Ty for your kind and gentle hearts. Miles and Cordelia knew instantly that their new home is a place to feel safe and protected. Cleo will come around soon. I know it. She just needs to make sure the little ones know who is in charge.
This one's way up there on my list of favorite adoptions.
Yes, it's true. Fisher is in her new home. She has the most amazing new mom and pop, older kitty sister, and only slightly older brother - Monroe! I know that lots of you follow the IBKC, but I'll bet there are a few who haven't heard the good news. Check THIS out!!
Yep, Fisher and Monroe are officially siblings! Fisher can help Monroe relax and bring out his playful side, and Monroe will hopefully teach his sister some manners. (She's a spitfire, this one.)
Laurie over at IBKC wrote the most heartfelt, in-depth post about her little guy. You can read it HERE. She and I both feel so strongly that our kittens be matched with a home befitting their temperaments, and she wanted his new family to have all the information they needed to make the right decision. For themselves and of course, for Monroe.
He's such a dear, and is still working on coming out of his shell and trusting the world. He's come a very long way in the time he's been with Laurie and Craig, and we're confident that having Fisher around will help build his confidence. The five of us - new mom and pop, Laurie and Craig, and I - know that this is a match that was meant to be.
This is the first time Laurie and I have matched our kittens to be adopted together, and I must say I think it was a stroke of brilliance! I can't think of a single aspect of this adoption and the new family that isn't exactly what these kittens needed. HOORAH!!
The little ones left us this morning, so there will be no purring kitten nuzzling my neck tomorrow morning. I'll be a little bit melancholy, but only a little. I'll have Tiny Man next to me, and Rosie and/or Minnie under the covers. It's nice to have some time to focus just on my grown ups.
Here's a parting video of Fisher with Minnie. We've been promised lots of photos, so this won't be the last you'll see of this kitten.
Recognize anyone? That's Huck on the left (Lamar), and Finn on the right (Otis).
This photo became their new family's Christmas card and what better way to share my good wishes for all of you as well. Santa himself couldn't have delivered a better family for the boys.
Whether your celebrate a religious holiday, the winter solstice or maybe just spend this time of year to reflect and look forward to new beginnings, I wish you all the love and comfort of family and true friends.
Nancy and Mikey have a perfect home together! We may now call them Gracie and Potter.
Ernest and Mitchell have an equally fabulous home together! We may continue to call them Ernest and Mitchell!
I'd hoped to find the time to put together an update post, but it's going to have to wait. There are some others that I want to include as well, so please pass the time by admiring these two little guys.
The kittens featured here came to the shelter without moms, and are fostered until ready for adoption.
Every effort is made to find each kitten the best family based on it's unique personality and the adopters' home environment.
Sending them off in pairs is ideal. Click here to learn why.
Happy kittens and happy adopters are equally important.
Visits with the kittens can be scheduled once they're settled in and at least six weeks old. If a match is made, the wee ones can go home within a day or two of being spayed/neutered.
Surgery is scheduled when the kittens reach 2 months and 2 pounds.
Orphaned kittens, particularly those that are bottle-fed, grow more slowly than those with mamas, so it's not uncommon for the kittens fostered here to be 10 weeks old at the time of adoption.
All kittens will be microchipped, receive their initial vaccines and FeLV test before heading home.
Visits and adoptions are done at The Humane Society in Tacoma. All HS policies and procedures apply.
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Most of us are aware of the inhumanity involved in declawing kitties. Learn the facts here and share them at every opportunity.
Lots of people simply don't know. It's our duty to educate them.
I have been volunteering and fostering kittens for the Humane Society since early 2006, and a part-time Veterinary Assistant there since June of 2010.
I am ridiculously fortunate to have the opportunity to do what fulfills me and makes me happy.