Paying It Forward: Continuing Our Kitty Rescue Work

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Real Estate Agent with RE/MAX Elite 513.520.5305 www.LizTour.com SAL.2002007747

Cleo and PastePaying 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®

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Liz and Bill aka BLiz

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Kristal Wilson
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Liz & Bill ~ Volunteer efforts can be used in many different areas. You have helped me to see that i can work with animals in a myriad of ways.  Also I really loved the quote regarding the reasons for paying it forward. Thanks for sharing your inspirational post.

Aug 28, 2011 09:08 AM #1
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Jerry Newman
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Bliz, You are right about there is NO such thing as a FREE cat or dog. Like you stated, we have to spend money of immunization shots, etc. even before you can turn them over for adoption. What you are doing is a wonderful thing, and I know the new pet owners will be glad that you took the time fully socialize them, and kept their shots up to date.

 

Aug 28, 2011 09:30 AM #2
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Navona Hart
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I hope when adopted they get to keep their names.  And you are right there is never such a thing as a free animal. 

Aug 28, 2011 09:36 AM #3
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Anita Clark
ColdwellBanker SSK Realtors ~ 478.960.8055 - Warner Robins, GA
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My 16 year old cat is headed to the vet tomorrow.  She is having equilibrium problems...hoping it's "just" an ear infection. 

I hope when the 3-weeks are up these cuties will all be quickly placed in good homes Bliz. 

 

Aug 28, 2011 09:45 AM #4
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Kristal, If you like this type post, check out the Paying It Forward group, lots of great work going on my Active Rainers!  And we've been found a few times by stray cats, so we're maxed out on our permanent residents, but we can help a few out here and there temporarily like this crew.  And Tish's quote was one we fell in love with early on after the group started, so asked to permanently borrow it! :)

Jerry, The new owners will be getting some pretty good cats!  I don't like to even think about our annual expenses for the necessities for our pets (and lets not even get started on time....)

Navona, Hopefully they do!  They know their names by now :)

Anita, We hope it's minor too!  And hoping they're quick finding good homes too, they're growing fast and already losing their kitten teeth.

Aug 28, 2011 10:45 AM #5
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Jackie Connelly-Fornuff
Douglas Elliman Real Estate in Babylon NY - Babylon, NY
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Hi Bliz, that is so wonderful of you to take them in and take care of them until they can be adopted. We have a few organizations here who when you foster a cat or a dog, they do pay for everything. Those two are so adorable!

Aug 28, 2011 11:16 AM #6
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Deborah Bly
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Bliz, Great way to pay it back for those that can't en-power themselves!

Aug 28, 2011 11:18 AM #7
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Endre Barath, Jr.
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Liz & Bill, hats off to you both, Diane always wants to Foster.....I can not... once they are in our home they become part of our Family. On another note, I can not believe how people can Return Pets....so  back to your, it is great that you can do Fostering it is better than having them wait in the cage to get adopted.

Aug 28, 2011 11:25 AM #8
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Jackie, The O.A.R. group isn't free, but they subsidize really well.  We're a few hundred dollars into these "free" kitties between mom, dad and the three kittens going up for adoption.  But hey, someone needed to do it! :)

Deborah, Not their fault people don't take care of their pets.  Glad O.A.R. and similar organizations exist.

Endre, It's why we have a garage full of cats and no room for the cars :)   And Liz is already struggling with giving these three up!  Once they're named, it's harder.

Aug 28, 2011 01:47 PM #9
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Greg Nino
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Cute little kittens, Bliz. I wish Preston could have kept his kitten, but he was alergic to it.

Aug 28, 2011 03:41 PM #10
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Donne Knudsen
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BLiz - Bless you two for all the work you do for the fur babies.  Like Endre, I too couldn't foster; I just get way too attached to them and never want to give them up.  So glad there are people in this world like you two.   Bless you both. :)

Aug 28, 2011 04:58 PM #11
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Greg, Too bad on the allergies.  I wasn't initially much of a cat person, but they've got way more individuality than I'd have ever expected.  Bill

Donne, We've been having the discussion :)  The practical engineer part of me is saying "enough" and holding the line at adding any more permanent members to our furry tribe.  Temporary (even for a month or two) I can live with, but making that lifetime committment is beyond what I'm willing to do.  We'll see how well the foster thing works after this trio is adopted out.  Bill

Aug 28, 2011 11:13 PM #12
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Dan and Amy Schuman
Howard Hanna Real Estate Services - Solon, OH
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I think it's great that you two are so giving of your time in such a positive way. Animals can bring people a lot of joy and I hope your kittens get great homes. 

Aug 29, 2011 01:37 AM #13
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Joan Cox
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BLiz, working with foster animals, and/or adopting from the local shelter is always a GREAT gesture to save those lives.    Every once in a while I get to volunteer at the local shelter when they need additional volunteers, and is always rewarding!

Aug 29, 2011 02:15 AM #14
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Dan & Amy, The kittens are a blast, along with the rest of our furry critters.  They have their spats, but mostly play well with each other.

Joan, They keep finding us, so we haven't had to go to them yet! :)

Aug 29, 2011 02:38 AM #15
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Bill - LOL  Hubby too says that three fur babies is enough for him and he's holding firm to that in spite of all my efforts to adopt another fur baby.  For us, it's a space thing.  If we had more space (and a bigger yard), he probably wouldn't be oppposed.

Aug 29, 2011 04:46 AM #16
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Donne, Space constraints and getting different families of cats to assimilate has become the biggest obstacle to adding more.

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