April 20, 2006
I am not a crazy cat woman. Just to clarify. I love animals. I love my animal companions. I talk to them. They understand. Nothing weird or crazy about it. We hope to have dogs some day, but right now they are too big for our small living quarters and, also, they don’t live as long as cats and somehow I feel like I would be even more traumatized after an animal companion died after 10 years rather than 15 or 18. Someday we hope to rescue pigs (who we will name Fluffy and Dawn), chickens (Henrietta and Roger), and maybe some other former farmed animals who need a home after a rescue. It is amazing how cuddly and sweet animals that we don’t usually think of as pets are/can be when they are loved and treated well. If you are interested, you can visit The Farm Sanctuary (that was their home page) and you can see some cute pictures of some of the animals here. They tell beautiful stories of rescued animals. Because I need to continue to prepare for the service on Sunday and write a case study for a class, today is time to meet Elizabeth and W.’s cat family. Enjoy. Try not to suffer from a cuteness overload. I know they are soooo adorable and sweet. And honestly, there are just so loving and therapeutic. Okay. I’ll stop and move on to the goods.
To the left is Leo sleeping between his sisters Annie and Grace. Grace is black and was found in a mud puddle in Middletown, Ohio when I was an undergraduate. Annie is black and white and I adopted her from a shelter in Cincinnati. Leo is in the middle and was found in a forest in Brownfield, Maine and his mother was found nearby — mauled by a coyote. He was transferred to a cat-woman sort of person in New Hampshire, where we adopted him from. He is very shy and our vet said he was probably traumatized by his mom being eaten. Poor thing.
To the right is a picture of Alex and Zach, our two favorite foster kittens who now live with a nice couple in Atlanta. They were adopted and lived in Cambridge for a year, but then relocated when their human-parents moved. I wanted to include more pictures but because I have (thank goodness!) a new computer to replace my dying old one, I don’t have all my pictures on here. So you’re just going to have to wait. I know, it will be tough. Tomorrow it is supposed to be up to 70! Spring is so much nicer than winter.
March 8, 2006
Our foster kittens George and Blake, have found a nice loving home in South Boston. They have two sisters who, up until three days ago, we were listing as shy. However, the girlies have has a breakthrough and morphed into cuddle bunny purr-monsters (as we like to call them). I guess they decided that humans are okay to trust and they are making up for lost time in terms of cuddling. All four kittens were found under rt. 93 at a construction site, all dirty, hungry, cold and wet. They were rescued via Second Chance Shelter in Jamaica Plain and we foster the little ones via that organization. Olivia (to the left) purrs so loud she sounds like a little motor. :) They cuddle with us, although are still scared of visitors. However, they will warm up in a few days once they are settled and comfortable in their new home. If you would like to adopt the girls TOGETHER for their entire lives (they can live up to 20 years!) and feel as though you would offer them a loving and safe home, please be in touch. They are only being adopted as a pair because they love each other so much! Savannah says that she and her sister Olivia will be getting email accounts soon, too, but they are still learning to type. In the meantime, you can be in touch with me (their foster mom) at firstname.lastname@example.org. The adoption fee is $100 each, $200 total, which is about 1/3 what it would cost to have them spayed, tested for FIV/Feline Leuk., and get shots and dewormed, which is ALL already taken care of. Please share a little about yourself when you email. We can set up a time for you to visit the girls, you can fill out an application, we’ll check references (required by Second Chance Shelter) and assuming all goes as planned, we can usually have the whole process done in about five-seven days. Looking forward to hearing from anyone wanting to grow (or start) a cat family :)
The Girls Taking Naps Together (Favorite Activity)
And cuddling with foster-brother Gustav
(Savannah is with white stripe down nose, Olivia has a black stripe on nose)
March 2, 2006
This post is back posted so that I can advertise our foster kittens. Please ignore if you aren’t kitten adopting :)
Hi. Our names are Blake and George and we are putting outselves up for adoption. We are brothers. Our foster family is very nice, but it is crowded here with other kittens and we need to find a permanent home. We’ve got to go to a home TOGETHER because we are best friends.
We like to chase balls, jump on things, and sneak up on our sisters. I’m the most outgoing (that’s why I’m writing this) and me and Blake both love to cuddle and play. We also like to be rubbed under the chin and sleep on soft blankets.
We need to go where we are indoor-only cats. We were found at a construction site under rt. 93 and living outside as kittens was really hard on us and we don’t want to face that again. When our foster parents got us we were covered with thick dirt and grime. We like it best inside where it is clean and there is no rain. We were found only a few days after the big rain storms and were wet and cold and hungry. We also need to go to a home where we will never be declawed- ouch! We are FIV/Feline Leukemia negative, and we’ve all been fixed and had our shots. If you want two new kittens to your home, we would be good candidates. We are litter trained. You would need to keep us for our whole lives, take us for yearly vet check-ups, please promise you won’t ever give us away, and won’t declaw us or let outside and especially if you really like to play and cuddle, please email our foster mom. We are fostered through Second Chance Shelter in Jamaica Plain and in order to adopt us you’ll have to fill out an application. And there is a $100 fee for each of us that covers our shots, medical care, and getting fixed. We know it seems high, but doctors prices are expensive these days! If you would like to visit us, we’re in Somerville, MA and our foster mom will set up an apt. for you to see us. We’re so excited to meet some new people and maybe find a home! My foster mom’s email is email@example.com. Thank you very much.
Sincerely, George the kitten
p.s. Below are some pictures me and my brother.
George rests on the feather bed.
Blake hangs out in the bathtup
George discovers catnip.
The brothers take a nap together.
January 29, 2006
Our names are Theo and Emerson and we are looking for a home together. We’re brothers and we can’t stand to be apart from each other, so we can only be adopted together. We were found on the streets and Second Chance Shelter in Jamaica Plain was able to find us a foster family while we were socialized and have become very cuddly and feel as though we are ready to find a forever home. We have a brother Phineas who is still sick, but we are healthy, and have had our first round of shots and have an appointment to get fixed which will be covered by our adoption fee. We have tested negative for Feline AIDS and for Feline Leukemia and are in very good shape. As you can see, we are both black. I have more orange eyes (that’s me, Theo) and Emerson has blueish green eyes and also a few white hairs under his chin so you can tell us apart. We are about 12-14 weeks old. I (Theo) like to talk and I meow to say hi or to say when I’m hungry. I enjoy chasing balls and strings and cuddling. My brother Emerson is a little more quiet, but he also likes to play with strings and chase balls. As you can see from the picture, we also like to cuddle together. We are looking for a loving permanent stable home where we can live out the next 15-20 years or so with an wonderful family or individual. If you think you could offer us a home together, we would love to meet you. You can email our foster mom. It would be great if you could tell us a little bit about you and your family or roommates and what our living situation might be like. We will respond to only a few ads because our foster mom says that kittens usually get more responses than they can get to.
Thank you very much for taking the time to read our ad. Sincerely, Theo and Emerson.