I have been in regular contact with K, the lady who was “trying” Sallie in her home. K has a male cat who is an active boy, and she feels he needs a companion. K has two dogs as well. From the very beginning, we discussed the fact that her home might be intimidating for any new kitty. In fact, K’s biggest worry was for the newcomer. I knew I had really only one Winnie’s Wisher who might fit the bill - Sallie. Sallie absolutely LOVES other cats, and I had seen her not back down to Gideon and Bailey in my own home (although Gideon and Bailey are older and pretty sedentary).
K initially reported that Sallie tried to explore around. She had an area she could retreat to when she felt threatened by any of the animals. Unfortunately, one of the two dogs chased Sallie every time she ventured out. Of course, this dog only wanted to play . . . but quite rambunctiously. It has proven to be too much for Sallie. She is now ONLY hiding.
K and I spoke last night and decided that the best thing for Sallie is for her to come back here. She will return to the security of her cathouse and the company of her friends. Sallie still needs a forever home, but I must admit - she DOES love the other cathouse kitties. I believe she will blend right back in.
K and I believe that there is a perfect cat out there somewhere for her particular home. We also believe there is a perfect home out there somewhere for Sallie. I thank K for trying and for making the best decision for Sallie in the end. After all, that’s what a “trial” adoption is all about.
Now just a couple of things:
One - Glimmer, the pregnant kitty I am currently fostering, is doing great but no little bitties yet. OF COURSE, I’ll keep you posted.
Two - I have moved Spritz to my office and I am already seeing good things. I am hoping to discover that she DOESN’T need a super special home - just a human willing to give her a little patience (and a whole lotta love).
Have a great weekend!