Sunday, January 9, 2011
Friday, August 13, 2010
Thursday, August 5, 2010
This is Jen, Gracie’s adoptive mother...she is doing very well, after a touchy start. She was pretty skittish, and can still be sometimes, but she's much more tolerant of me than she used to be! Her main domain is the basement, she has a patio view of the outside world, which she appears to love. I even heard her hissing at the squirrels and birds the other day! I swear she wanted to go out there and get one! I’ve carried up stairs to the living room several times, and she hangs out for a little while then she goes back downstairs to where I think she feels pretty safe. But the last week, I’ve actually found her in the living room on her own! So I thin she’s getting much more relaxed and is checking out how big her new kingdom actually is…Ha!
Wednesday, June 23, 2010
Tuesday, April 13, 2010
As important, everyday she seems to look forward to her pets with more enthusiasm. Gracie has become a first class purrer. She absolutely adores having her head rubbed and thinks a scratch on the side of her face and neck is particularly nice.
Some days she greets me with a hiss but that's just meaningless trash talk because as soon as I bend down to pet her, she is all purrs. I can pick her up and hold her like a baby without a complaint from her and she'll sit on my lap for ever as long as the pets keep coming.
Friday, February 26, 2010
Wednesday, February 24, 2010
Monday, November 16, 2009
Gracie has spent her whole life leary and fearful of humans. Only in the last few months has she come to appreciate and enjoy a tender touch from a human. She's amazed me in her progress and how enthusiastically she's come to enjoy a head rub. Her loud, content purring has warmed my heart. It is so gratifying to see her happy. Given her new zest for human companionship, I was feeling encouraged that she would soon find a forever home to enjoy her golden years.
So it is particularly heartbreaking to see her options suddenly narrow. In a perfect world, Gracie's condition would not be so dire - with one or two injections of insulin a day, her health should rebound and she should live to enjoy a good handful of years. Insulin is not expensive (less than $1 per day) and injections are easy to give.
However, Gracie has been living the last two months in a boarding facility - very nice and cosy with lots of human interaction but unfortunately, not staffed enough to insure regular injections. I so wish that I could care for her but in a little over a month, I will be unavailable.
I am hoping and praying that in the next few weeks, Gracie finally gets a little bit of good luck and I find some kind soul who will give her the home she so much needs - one where she will be able to get the TLC she so deserves and the medical care she so much needs. Failing that, I'm hoping to find someone willing to foster her at least until the end of February.
Please help Gracie by spreading the word about her. Thank you!
Tuesday, October 6, 2009
She isn't rubbing her body against me like her brother, the outgoing Georgie does. But she will walk back and forth in front of me, rubbing against the edge of the cabinet, purring and inviting me to pet her.
She and Georgie love feline greenie treats and I had been using these to lure her out but now she'll come for pets even when I don't have greenies to dispense.
I"m so impressed with how bold and more social she has become with really not too much effort on my part.
She has such a pretty face and such a soft, happy look while I pet her head, which she loves!
Friday, September 25, 2009
Tuesday, September 22, 2009
Yesterday tho, Gracie did not slink away. Instead she stayed put and allowed me to pet her for several minutes. Now when I enter, sometimes she lets me pet her, sometimes she slinks away. But I expect that in a week or so more, she'll be letting me pet her more and more and slinking away less and less. She definitely enjoys getting head and butt rubs and she's slowly starting to believe that I'm more likely to give these to her than to do some nasty thing like put her in the crate or give her a bath! LOL!
Monday, September 14, 2009
Georgie: Is it my imagination or does Georgie seem more relaxed now that Vixen has found a home with Lauren? Georgie has always been an outgoing cat. He's alway been eager to greet people and always interested in rubbing himself against you and requesting pets. In fact, if pets are not forthcoming, he's been willing to be direct in filling you in with what he wants by gently nudging your hand with a paw - ey, come on, pet me - can't you see that I need some pets?"
But he also sometimes gets overstimulated and when he does, he gives you an evil eye and then you know that a swat might be coming. Or if you groom him where he doesn't like it, he is sure to let you know that you've annoyed him with a swat.
But since Vixen has gone, he seems to be more tolerant of me. I'm getting less evil eyes and hardly a swat since Vixen has gone. hummm.... I've always liked Georgie - he has such a big personality and is generally good tempered. I like him even more now that he seems happier and more relaxed.
Gracie: She is making good progress. Perhaps she's finally forgiven me for dragging her into the cat carrier to strange places and bathing her not once but twice. She rarely hisses at me now and the last two days, she's been purring and rubbing away as I pet her. Today, for the first time, she came to me for pets. She changed her mind after a few minutes but I am still so impressed by how much more social she has become in just a couple of weeks. She is so sweet and now that she's getting over her shyness with me, her lovely personality is coming out.
Sunday, September 13, 2009
Thursday, September 10, 2009
Tuesday, September 8, 2009
Lori offered to do a special adoption event for Bebe's cats and then worked hard to make sure that practically everyone on this side of the Atlantic knew about it.
Amazingly, that Saturday, Delilah went home for a trial adoption with a wonderful woman named Janet and Nany went to a foster home with a lovely young couple named Annie and Markus.
Vixen met Lauren at the event and Vixen moved to Lauren's house last night to begin her trial adoption.
Shy, sweet Gracie is now allowing me to pet her. After giving her two much needed baths, I have not been - understandably - her favorite person in the world but she is slowly beginning to forgive me for these major transgressions. She is not above accepting bribes of kitty greenies and catnip.
Wednesday, August 26, 2009
Tuesday, August 25, 2009
Tuesday, August 4, 2009
Tuesday, June 16, 2009
Thursday, May 21, 2009
Henry is loving the loving he is getting from Kat and has taken a real shining to Kat's husband. Kat says he is a real lovebug, gentle and sweet. Yay! We are so happy that he's found such a great home!
Saturday, May 9, 2009