Showing posts with label Richard. Show all posts
Showing posts with label Richard. Show all posts

Wednesday, November 2, 2011

Finally! I've Exhaled.

I've been holding out a little somethin' somethin' from you guys. It's time to come clean.

Richard and Verlene found their new family just over a week ago. They stayed together - it was a deal breaker. They are so fond of each other, there was no way I'd separate them.

I'm just enough of a worry wart that I'm never completely sure that all is well until that first contact after the adoption. Plus I wanted to have an update for you along with their adoption news. I knew Becki would fill me in. I didn't say she had to do it RIGHT AWAY! But I've been holding my breath just a wee bit anyway.

No more. I got the sweetest email yesterday, and I can't wait to share it. Let me first tell you that Becki has an adorable 2-year-old Schnauzer named Delilah. From everything she said, I knew the kittens would be fine with their new sister. Becki knew how best to introduce them. But still.. Until you know, you don't really know.

Becki also lives with her brother and their work schedules are not the same, so the kids are rarely by themselves. Perfect.

Here's her message:

Hi Sue!

I just wanted to give you an update on the kittens. They are doing GREAT! Their new names are Pebbles and Potter. :)

They had their check up at the vet on Wednesday and passed with flying colors. Pebbles had a shot and they were good. I gradually introduced them to Delilah, about 10 minutes at a time for a few days. Pebbles was hissing quite a bit and Potter wasn't quite sure what to think.

They are doing fine now. Pebbles and Delilah even napped on my lap together. Delilah is giving them any space they are requesting but does try to play with them if they will let her. If she comes at Pebbles too quickly, she will hiss and Delilah immediately backs off. I think it will take a little bit of time for the family to blend, but I am not concerned at all.

Potter is so curious! He wants to check everything out, climb under anything he can and he loves the curtains! Ha ha. Pebbles loves to climb us! The second she gets an opportunity, she runs, jumps, lands somewhere near my waist and climbs to my shoulders. It is really really funny! I thought I adopted a cat, but parrots are fun, too! LOL.

Thank you so much for meeting us and letting us bring home these adorable little fur balls. They make my heart smile. I will continue to be in touch.

Becki, Delilah, Potter and Pebbles

This photo arrived just as I was sitting down to write this post. My heart skipped a little ol' beat. Sigh...

Here's one more little video of Pebbles and Potter. Well, mostly Pebbles, as you'll see. He's so tolerant of her nonsense.

They've carved out a little niche in my heart.

Thank you so much, Becki! I for one cannot wait to hear - and see! - how your beautiful little family grows up!

Thursday, October 27, 2011

My Guest Post!

A little while back I was contacted by the editor of a really great pet blog asking whether I'd be interested in contributing a post on fostering animals. Are you kidding me?? I'd be honored and proud to!

Julia is the editor of RPO - Responsible Pet Ownership Blog, sponsored by CANIDAE Natural Pet Food Company. I know many of you are familiar with their quality pet food products and to have been asked to be a part of their blog was a thrill!

I received notice today that my post had been added, so without further ado, click here to read it.

Please be sure to take some time to scroll through previous posts as well. There is so much good information on a variety of topics that relate to our beloved pets. You may even want to do as I have and subscribe so you don't miss a thing! You could win a 6 month supply of high quality pet food. Now, that's hard to beat!

Thank you so very much to Julia for her interest in spreading the word about the joys and benefits of fostering, and for allowing me to be a part if it. I can only hope that our combined efforts will result in a convert or two.

Maybe you? Hmmm??

And now, a post is not a post without pix so let's have a look at Richard. Beautiful, fluffy-pants Richard.

Friday, October 21, 2011

Come and Get 'Em!

Verlene and Richard are surgurized and ready to meet their family! We just don't know who that is yet.

I'm posting them on the shelter website with a link here. If this doesn't reel them in, I don't know what will.

There now. It should only be a matter of time.

Thursday, September 29, 2011

Thursday, September 22, 2011

Puddin' Head and Richard: Your Weekend Double Feature

The kids and I wish you rest and relaxation. We're going to get as much as we can around here. It's been a long week and there's another one on the horizon. Kitten and couch time is in order.

See you next week!

Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Richard Does Some Research

He's considering the hair trade and thought he'd have himself a look-see. Intruiged at first, ultimately he found it to be a snoozer.