Friday, November 13, 2009

Seven Cats Fixed Today. Shaulin Gets a Home.

I took seven cats in to be fixed today. Five came from Lebanon, a mom and her four kittens. The other two came from the Jefferson situation. The 8th cat, one of the strays a neighbor took in, did not arrive at the vet. Later I learned the woman could not find a carrier and rescheduled the spay for Monday. There are still two males to catch there, then that situation will be done with.

I have three cats still needing fixed at another Jefferson location and two more downtown Albany strays to catch. I need to try to catch the kittens remaining in the homeless camp but that is a two person endeavor and I am one person.

I have 22 kittens waiting to be fixed. Two of them are here, Shimmer and Toby, Black Pearls' kids. I won't be in the business much longer I guess so I will get all the cats on my list done, if I can, as quickly as possible.

Shaulin went to a Portland home today. She hit the jackpot of homes I think. The couple who took her are "cat whisperer" types and love abysinnians to boot. She's a lucky girl, although when I last saw her, she was a scared little girl.

Yes, I worry about Honey. That student seemed like a decent kind woman, but Honey is used to being around so many other cats. I hope she will be happy. The young woman is going to be very successful I think, in life, was just a feeling I got meeting her once. I hope Honey is getting love and attention, because if a cat can't get that from humans, then they need to get it from other cats. A single cat is a lonely cat, unless he or she gets what they need from their human, that is. I wouldn't worry so much about the Honey adoption if the woman had other cats, but she doesn't, so I am worried about it. I can't help it. They're lives you know, not plastic toys or inanimate objects. They are living breathing lives, with hopes and fears, wants and needs, and they are very family oriented. So I worry about Honey being alone, away from her friends and hope she is getting love and affection, play, warmth, from the young woman who wanted her.


  1. I read about some cats from Lebanon at Best Friends... Are they the same kitties?

    So glad to hear that Shaulin has a home... Will purr fur Honey too.

    Katie and hur Katz

  2. That's great about Shaulin getting a home! If I can perhaps remove some of your worries about Honey - I am a graduate student and I have one cat (once I am no longer a student and can afford to, I will most definitely be adding to the cat family). I can tell you that nothing comes before my cat; she's the one thing in my life that never ever makes me upset and for that reason she never comes second. While she's the only cat in the house, she's cheerful and enjoys the undivided attentions of all the humans that come into this house. My cat has a good life because I'm an animal lover (oh, and she happens to be a wonderful animal too) - and, student or not, true animal lovers will always act in the best interest of their animals.

    I'm also so sorry about the Poppa situation. I think, however, that you were a key part of that money doing an amazing amount of good.

  3. Katie and Da Katz, send me that link to the BEst Friends account of Lebanon cats. I would not think the Lebanon cats I just took in would be on Best Friends. It was a woman whose own cat had kittens and she was going to give the kittens away, so I asked if she would let me get them fixed first.

    Avery, thank you for the reassurance. The young woman seemed very kind so I'm not worried about that aspect, just about Honey being used to living with tons of cats and now has no cat friends. Some cats do not do well as only cats. They miss their friends and the close contact with their own species, which is understandable. I've had some of the best adoptors as students, the kindest most attentive caring people. I know student life is so terribly stressful and often lonely. Many turn to the unconditional love of animals, which is great and smart because cats and dogs aren't going to say you're not cool enough or pretty enough or don't dress right or said the wrong the thing, or are too religious or not religious enough or be snotty and shallow. You know what I mean probably.

  4. I absolutely do! You're one hundred percent right.