You know that I now consider Winnie’s Wish to be both a shelter and a sanctuary. A shelter for those who only need to stay here until they are ready to be adopted into forever homes of their own. And a sanctuary for those who might need to live their entire lives here. I have lots and lots of sanctuary cats. And I know it’s possible that some of these might one day be adoptable. To go from extremely feral to living comfortably in the cathouse to becoming adoptable is a long road. Several Wishers have reached the second stage of comfort and contentment here but will never go on to homes of their own. I’m happy that they seem happy. That is enough for me. BUT there are others here who (in the right patient and loving home) will be happier in that home than they can be here. What is troublesome is that sometimes cats go through the first three stages – feral, cathouse happy, adoptable – and then into a FOURTH stage – institutionalized. For instance, there was a time when Smokey could have gone into a very patient home and eventually become happy there. Slate is another one like that. Kizzie and Bunny also fall into this category. But now they have lived in the cathouse for SO long that it is questionable whether or not they will be able to make the adjustment into actual homes.
THIS is what I fear will happen to Betty Lou and her three boys – Bojangles, Binks, and Boy Blue. Betty Lou and Bojangles are so so so ready for homes of their own right this minute. Both crave way more human attention than they can get here. This is the perfect time for these two sweethearts to be chosen and start living the BEST stage of all – The Good Life. Blue is shyer and Binks the shyest of all. But as I’ve always wished – if someone would adopt Betty Lou and Binks together OR Bojangles and Blue together, they’d get one immediate lap cat and one that would require some time and patience. What a gift to get (and give)! I desperately wish Betty Lou, Bojangles, Binks, and Boy Blue would be chosen really really soon. Betty Lou and Binks; Bo and Blue. Or Betty Lou to her own home; all three boys together to a wonderful understanding home. Getting two adopted together is a possibility. It has happened here many times. Getting three adopted to the same home is also a possibility. There are homes out there with THREE Wishers living in them.
Winnie’s Wish has more than a handful of adoptable kitties right now. But with the exception of Betty Lou and Bo, they will all require patience to one day become beloved family members. At this moment in time, I am wishing with all my heart that Betty Lou and Bojangles and Binks and Boy Blue will all be CHOSEN for adoption into patient, loving, forever homes. Wish with me, Friends.
Now take a look at some new video of these great cats. Sometimes the perfect video gets a Wisher into a home!
See you tomorrow.