Starting the day after the kittens were born, Charles became SUPER vocal. He’d be quiet overnight, but around 5:15 every morning, he’d start howling. Opening the door to the foster room didn’t stop the howling, he’d walk from room to room howling and howling, even if I called for him. He’d be quiet if I was petting him, then he’d wander off and start howling again.
I honestly didn’t see how I was going to be able to stand the noise for three months. I resorted to a white noise machine in the morning, and noise-canceling headphones other times of the day.
Yesterday, Caroline started spending more time out of the crate, just hanging out with Charles, and you know what? He howled a WHOLE LOT LESS. I guess he missed Caroline more than I realized, and although he could hang out near her in the foster room while she was in the crate, it apparently just wasn’t the same. It isn’t as though they spend all that much time snuggling, but being able to just hang out near her is what makes Charles happy.
So to answer the question that has been asked a trillion times, yes: Charles and Caroline will be adopted out as a bonded pair.
I’ve been hesitant to declare, before now, that they’d go together because at first they didn’t seem particularly close – she didn’t want anything to do with him for the first few days, and then they started playing together, and chasing each other and occasionally snuggling up. Now it’s clear that they’re a bonded pair, and they need to stay together. And they will.
DO NOT start wailing and rending your garments about how much you’re going to miss them just yet, though – they’ll still be with us for at least another three months or so, until the kittens are weaned and everyone is spayed and neutered.
They will be ready to be adopted (together) in mid to late May. We are located in Huntsville, Alabama, and if you’re interested in adding these two sweethearts to your home, drop an email to Forgotten Felines of Huntsville at info (at) ffhsv.org to get the ball rolling.
2018: Such a pretty Frankie.
2017: No entry.
2016: Joe Bob’s been spending a lot of time snoozing on the heated throw on the couch, because he is SPOILED
2015: No entry.
2014: He’s such a little flirty pants.
2013: FAKER. FIBBER. BAMBOOZLER.
2012: No entry.
2011: No entry.
2010: No entry.
2009: No entry.
2008: A moment later, Fred yelled “We have another cat!” and went running into the laundry room to get a bowl of cat food.
2007: Look how tiny Maxi and Newt are!
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.