Throwback Thursday: Kara and Joe Bob.
(The first couple of pictures from the first time we saw them.)
Kara, the day we brought her home in April of 2008. She showed up on someone’s front porch, pregnant as could be, and it just so happened that my foster room was empty. She was our very first pregnant cat who gave birth here.
That BELLEH. She didn’t have that belly for long, though – a little more than 24 hours after we brought her home, she gave birth.
Kara turned 9 years old at the beginning of April.
With Moondance in the back of the room. They’d been at Petsmart for a few weeks, in the same cage together, and were apparently getting on each others’ nerves. They stayed with us for almost 2 months, and then went back to Petsmart, separately. Moondance (who was nicknamed Myrtle while they were here with us to go along with Moondance’s nickname of Joe Bob) was adopted and as far as I know she’s still out there leading a happy life.
Joe Bob was adopted and then returned, and then went to the shelter for about a year. After we said goodbye to Spot, we were talking about adopting another cat, and Fred remembered Joe Bob. I wanted to wait a while, but Fred wanted him so badly that he actually drove to the shelter to adopt him.
Joe Bob turns 11 on June 20th.
Compare that to the whole bunch of them just two months ago:
Regina will be headed off to Petsmart later this morning. I want to get her settled in so that she has a few hours to adjust to being in the cage before adoption hours start this evening. Cross your fingers that she’s only there for a short time – I hope so much that she goes home very, very fast!
Video! All six of them nursing. LISTEN to that purring!
2015: Rickles is all “RAWRR! STOP BITING MY HEAD, LOUIS.”
2014: He had his last vaccination and has been loved and snuggled to top off his love tank, so off he goes!
2013: “‘Get ready, Mama!’ they said. ‘We’re going to SPOIL YOU for Mother’s Day!’ they said. Now I’m all spiffed up and THEY’re over there napping. SIGH. This mothering thing is SO FRUSTRATING.”
2012: No entry.
2011: “HI MAMA! HI!”
2010: It’s a Jakeapalooza!
2009: How… how did this happen?
2008: CLEARLY A GENIUS.
2007: No entry.
2006: No entry.
2005: No entry.