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Guess what guess what? Guess what happened on Sunday? Guess who went home?
(You can read the Throwback Thursday about Terry, who was adopted five years ago and returned in November, here.)
Christine – who is, indeed, a Friend of Love & Hisses (FL&H?) – couldn’t get Terry out of her mind, so last week emailed to ask if he’d ever been around dogs. I didn’t know, so I asked Susan, who said that she’d take her dogs into the cat room the next morning and see how he reacted. He reacted by not even noticing them, really, because he was more about talking to Susan and being petted. So Christine, who lives in Georgia, applied to adopt him. As it happens, she had friends who were going to be in the area this past weekend, and they were willing to pick him up and bring him back with them.
So they picked him up Saturday evening, and on Sunday he went home!
Christine reported: He is a total sweetie. He purrs and talks like crazy! Love it! He’s doing well with the dogs. He hasn’t hissed once at them and they have been a bit relentless. He’s been taking a break in our room and when we go visit, he just talks and purrs and kneads his paws.
He really is just a charming boy. My husband is quite charmed by him, as well. He said this morning, “It’s pretty cool how he talks and purrs and wants attention so much. He’s a really friendly guy.” He seems to particularly like it when Terry stands up on his back legs and reaches out to him to get him to pet him and he even talks back to Terry when Terry is talking to him.
Is that just incredibly wonderful news? SO AWESOME! Christine has promised she’ll update us from time to time, yay!
Say hello to…
That’s right, we’ve got three girl rockers! They’re a couple of weeks older than the other kittens, and basically the foster home Susan had lined up for them fell through, so we took ’em. They’ve already been tested, spayed, and had their first vaccinations. They came from a family in Huntsville who does TNR and needed a place for these guys to go (I think.)
Right now, they’re really scared, and are spending a lot of time huddled in the closet, in a carrier (which has the door propped open so they can come and go.) The closet door is open, so the other kittens came come in and use the litter boxes (the closet is a very large one, so these girls aren’t right on top of the litter boxes or anything). The only interaction between the two litters has been hissing and growling. We’ve brought the girls into the foster room several times, and they’re interested, but very timid. They’ve all three purred for us, so I’d say they’re just scared, not feral. They like to be held. As they relax and explore some more, I’m certain the two litters will relax around each other – but for now, I’m glad that we have the closet for them to retreat to and feel safe.
This plate has Stevie and Jethro both eating off of it – I’ve been giving snacks to the two litters separately, but Jethro followed me into the closet to see what was going on, and was all “Oh, food remnants! Well, let me help you with that.” Both kittens were growling at each other the entire time they were eating.
PS: I have changed the litter name for Jethro, TC, Molly and Lizzy to “The Classic Rockers”, because “The Rockers” sounds like, you know, a litter of kittens you’d sit and rock in. Or who like to rock back and forth. I’m going to refer to Lita, Pat and Stevie as “The Girl Rockers”, just to distinguish them from the other litter.
PPS: I was totally going to name these girls Joan Jett, Cherie Currie, and Lita Ford, and name them The Runaways, but a Joan Jett already came through Challenger’s House, so I switched it up.
2013: Paulie, gettin’ jumpy.
2012: Once again, the white chin whiskers and the Dingwallace attitude crack me up.
2011: I HAVE THE SOLUTION FOR YOU!
2010: Admire my sweet Suggie, and I’ll see you on Monday.
2009: And if you don’t think he spent the rest of the day following me around hoping that another chicken would magically fall from the sky, you know nothin’ about nothin’.
2008: I guess he’s sensitive about his belly fat.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.