Paying It Forward: Continuing Our Kitty Rescue Work
This morning we showed you our rescue Chihuahua Bunny. She's been with us for about 8 months now (time flies!) and is fully part of the household! She can associate with our earliest tribes of cats without too much trouble, or make friends with our latest batch of kittens that are kept in the master bedroom suite pending their adoptions! But we know integrating another family of cats into the existing garage and house tribes would be a longshot!
We've now had Cleo, Copy & Paste between 1-2 months (that's Cleo and Paste in the picture). They're growing fast, and are now VERY social! They LOVE attention, especially when first let out of their overnight cage enclosure, but pretty much any time of the day you'll stop, they're all for being held and petted :)
The Ohio Alleycat Resource group representative has agreed that they'll find good indoor homes for all three since we've been able to fully socialize them. (our personal network had no luck finding homes for them, cats are like zucchini, neither is easy to give away!)
Hard to believe these are the same kittens that initially came out from under our deck with their mom Bebe! Before, they were under the deck like a shot! Now, they've all been spayed, and we were almost at the point of turning over the three kittens to O.A.R. for adoption.....BUT O.A.R. had an outbreak with a couple of other kittens, so we're on a 3 week delay to be safe. We took the kittens to our vet to get their first distemper shots.....bye-bye C-note! (We love our animals, but don't let anyone EVER tell you that their is such a thing as a FREE cat or dog!). Three weeks will give the trio time to build up their immunity, and O.A.R. will administer their booster shot when we drop them off.
Liz is thinking about offering to do more foster work for O.A.R. after this "accidental" group found us!
A quote from our friend in North Carolina that captures the spirit and intent of these posts:
"I do not share my stories of paying it forward for recognition. I share them so that others might be inspired to do what they can, when they can, where they can. No more, no less." Tish Lloyd, North Carolina REALTOR®
Paying It Forward,
Liz and Bill aka BLiz