If you check out my photos, you'll see a couple of them include a very special cat, Samantha. She was a fantastic companion, a cat who was a hero, who acted like a mother cat to her humans, but who never forgot to play. She died of kidney failure a few years ago, and we've been without a cat since. Over the past few months, we've been considering getting another cat, and over the past few weeks, we decided to fill that empty space and we started seriously looking through the shelter listings for potential pets. After browsing through thousands of pictures, seeing scores of kitties, and meeting 4 of them up close and personal, we decided on two new furry friends. Please meet
Rusty Rose, AKA "Rosie"! She's a tortoiseshell kitty with some tabby markings. Her story is sad, as she was an abused kitty and she still exhibits behaviors that show her past.
Rosie's new "brother" is this little ball of energy:
Both of these pictures were taken at the shelter and the cats were more than a little nervous. But, they made it through and are now in their forever home!
Fishtail has adjusted to the new house quite easily. He loves playing with his toys, eats anything he finds on the floor, and is just one heck of a playful boy. He's one super kitty who's totally comfortable in his own skin:
Rosie is going to be more difficult. She doesn't like to eat in front of us, she hides under the bed and won't come out, and she trembles something terrible when we finally get her out of the bedroom. We're working with her to help her trust us, but it's slow going. Today, she sat in the bay window and let us pet her belly -- Major Progress!
Anyhow, that's what I've been up to. Hope everyone enjoys the new furkids!