You remember Momma Monday and her three kittens. We trapped all four in my parents’ backyard. They were roaming in the neighborhood and would have had lives of struggle and continuous reproduction for as long as they managed to live. They became Wishers last Summer in August.
Well, it’s time. I know these four are as adoptable as some of my other Wishers. They won’t be easy. They will require VERY patient loving homes. But I can’t shield them forever.
There is a problem, however. The problem is not with the cats. It’s with ME. The perfect adoption set-up for these four cats would be as two pairs. Momma Monday and Clover will definitely need to go together (more in a minute). And that would leave Pippin and Pipes to go together. Pippin and Pipes are the two boys. They do sometimes play together. I can truly say that they are not as bonded as many other Wishers I’ve wanted to keep together. But if this was any other pair of siblings, I’m sure I would try to get them adopted together. However, . . .
At this point in time (and this could change in the future), I simply cannot adopt Pipes away. I’m in love with him. Please don’t take this wrong. I DEEPLY love EVERY SINGLE WISHER HERE. But there is a whole range of things that have played into my inability to let Pipes go. I have a post planned for very soon (maybe next week) about this whole Pipes thing. In the meantime, let me focus on the three members of this family who I CAN make myself adopt out. And I’ll start with Pippin.
Pippin is a gorgeous medium to long-haired black-and-white kitty with huge beautiful eyes. As he grows, his coat becomes more and more handsome. His eyes were the first thing all of us noticed about him. It’s not even that his eyes are more beautiful than a lot of other cats’ eyes, but it’s how they’re positioned in his face or something. He really does have a lovely face. Pictures do not do Pippin justice. Then there is his personality. He is playful and sweet. Just like the other members of his family, he has never been mean to a single other cat. He likes other cats. I believe he could be friends with a cat who is already established in a potential adoptive family. He made friends with both adult males (Smokey and Cato) in his cathouse room - (so he could be adopted WITH one of these –hint, hint [NOTE: Cato is in a trial home right now so might not be available.]). And then, of course, if someone was looking for THREE wonderful cats, he could be adopted with his Momma Monday and sister Clover. Again - his pictures don't do him justice, but just after his pictures is a quick video - you get to see not only his beauty but a little of his personality as well.
Then there is the Momma of the family – Monday. She is a large tortie, gentle and loving and playful. I have been shocked to see her go after toys. Being an adult (and still doing some periodic mothering of her offspring), I did not expect to see her bat at and chase the toys in the cathouse.
Clover is the only little girl in Momma Monday’s litter. She has been from the very start, and still is, completely in love with and dependent on her Momma. She loves Monday and Monday loves her.
Momma Monday comes to me for affection. I can pet her and pick her up. However, I know what I went through with her when she first came here. I absolutely expect that she will regress in a new home and it will probably take weeks to reach the place she and I have gotten to. For anyone out there who is patient and willing to wait for the prize – Momma Monday will make a great furry family member. Clover, on the other hand, will only come to me to be petted if I pretend I don’t see her approaching me. I sit on the floor and pet all of the cathouse cats who gather around and climb on me and rub against me. If I don’t look at her, she eventually can’t stand it and joins the group. As long as I just keep talking to ALL of the cats, and petting ALL of the cats, she ends up mixing around with everybody and allows me to pet her over and over. I cannot, however, just walk over and pick her up. So if there is someone out there who is willing to take on a couple of Wishers who will give back very little at first, Monday and Clover are your girls.
I’ve seen a lot of amazing things happen since I’ve been adopting Wishers out. Somewhere out there is the perfect person for Momma Monday and her daughter Clover. And there’s a perfect somebody out there for Pippin, too.
Have a great weekend.