As I move around in the cathouse, working and interacting with the Wishers, I learn things about them. Unfortunately (as I explained in the post about The B Family) what I see here does not always translate into the experience of the adopter. Hope and Bojangles were both so outgoing and interactive WITH ME that I assumed they would be easy placements. That turned out not to be true. (Although I did get a wonderful update on Bojangles yesterday.) All I can do is report what I see here and hope that it will be mostly true in a new home. This week has been devoted to the plea for adoptions of PAIRS of Wishers. Today, I’m going to relate to you what I see day in and day out in the cathouse. The cats I’ll talk about are friends. Most of these aren’t so bonded that any one would grieve the loss of a relationship here; however, it would sure be special if some of these friends could be adopted together. But remember – these are Wishers who will require VERY long adjustment periods and lots of patience and love. I’m trying to stay hopeful. As I’ve been saying all week – surely there are people out there who will accept this challenge and engage in a Labor of Love by adopting a couple of cats who will not otherwise be Chosen.
Momma Monday is probably the only Wisher left who won’t require months of adjustment time. I will adopt her out as a single simply because I want her to have a home of her own. But she has two offspring in the cathouse who continue to have a relationship with her. I had originally hoped that Monday and daughter Clover could be adopted together. But then Clover regressed so terribly that I deemed her “unadoptable.” She became what few in the cathouse become – untouchable. Recently, however, I have been petting her again. SO – I believe she could be adopted with mom Monday. They continue to be connected. Also – Monday could be adopted with her son – Pippin. They are still close as well. And if someone wanted a ready-made family, Monday and Clover and Pippin could be adopted together. Monday would come around pretty quickly. Pippin will take some time. And Clover could take months.
Another possibility from the very room where Momma Monday and her two kids live is Smokey. I mentioned him last week when I was talking about some of the Wishers who could be adopted as singles (into extremely patient homes). Smokey is not deeply bonded with any other Wisher. He was bonded with Cato, a foster cat from the shelter, who lived in my cathouse for a long while. Cato was adopted (through the shelter) and is living The Good Life. Smokey was left behind. But Smokey and Pippin are friends. Pippin rubs on him and I often see them eating from the same bowl. So if some wonderful person out there was interested in a pair of friends who will both require a LONG adjustment period – Smokey and Pippin could be that pair.
I talked about Slate and Finnick yesterday. Those two MUST go together. But Snowflake lives in the same room with them. Those three have lived together for years. If anyone out there is suddenly faced with a home without cats, and if that person is SUPER patient, understanding, and loving – Snowflake could be adopted WITH Slate and Finnick for an immediate, ready-made family of three. A family who will require MONTHS to adjust to their new home and offer anything back to the hero who might adopt them.
Have I confused you? Here it is.
Momma Monday can go by herself. But it would be amazing to have her daughter Clover or her son Pippin adopted with her. (Or all three!)
Smokey could go by himself. Pippin could go by himself. Or Smokey and Pippin could go together.
Snowflake could go by herself. Or Snowflake could go with the two boys she has been living with for years – Slate and Fink. But these three will be a real challenge.
Fingers, toes, and eyes crossed, Friends. Winnie’s Wish needs adoptions – and there are no EASY adoptables left. Please Wish for the Wishers.
Have a great weekend.