Last Thursday I highlighted Sienna because she is definitely (finally) ready for a home of her own. A few weeks ago, I wrote about how Sienna and Snowflake were two cats, close in age, who had remained feral despite the YEAR they have been here. But recently, at almost the same time, both cats showed signs of taming. And then, all of a sudden, I had two formerly feral Winnie’s Wishers ready to move to the “adoptables” list.
Snowflake now comes to me for attention. Like Sienna, she follows me around. I pet her. She rubs on my legs. And (unlike Sienna), she talks. And talks. And talks. And talks. Yep, Snowflake is a talker – the MAIN talker in the cathouse at this point in time. Snowflake, like Sienna and most other cats who start off feral, will require a patient home. In a new environment, Snowflake will probably regress for a while. But I always hope that someone out there is willing to give a forever home to a kitty who won’t necessarily be “easy.”
Also – you might remember that Snowflake has had a runny eye since the moment I took her in. I have three cats in the cathouse who have problem eyes. My vets have given their opinions about these three and their eyes. With Traci Mae, it’s both eyes. We do believe that Traci Mae has allergies (maybe even food allergies), and we know she is stressed a great deal of the time. Tibby Bean came to me as a kitten (years ago) and already had her bad eye then. This is the same situation we have with Snowflake. Apparently, Tibby Bean and Snowflake are cats who were unfortunate enough as young kittens to sustain some type of eye injury. Treatment with ointments and drops provide only limited (and very temporary) change. It looks like this is something each of these kitties will have to deal with for her lifetime.
The "personality quirks" you need to be aware of with Snowflake are things I've grown accustomed to here at Winnie's Wish. But they could be challenging for someone who is looking for an "easy" cat. Snowflake is a "love biter." She does not bite out of aggression, but she bites me when she is trying to get my attention - as I'm filling the water bowl, as I'm scooping litter boxes, when I'm petting another cat. Also - Snowflake still suddenly decides to run away from me occasionally. It will take a special person to give Snowflake a wonderful forever home. But I haven't given up hope.
(Note: Snowflake does have a best friend here at Winnie's Wish. So if you're a wonderful enough person to consider adopting Snowflake, you might be the kind of person who would adopt TWO Wishers who would give each other comfort and security in a new home. Read about Sienna here.)
Now here is your Snowflake in August. Please share.
Let me leave you with this. Yesterday turned out to be QUITE a day. Besides ending up with two new foster kittens (for two different reasons), a VERY VERY VERY strange thing happened. Let’s just say it makes for a VERY interesting story. Have a great weekend. See you next week.