Thursday, January 9, 2014
Oja: The little ones are the worst. They run all over at top speed and think they can pounce anycat.
Spyro: I'm checking out his papers. They say he's a five to six month old orange tabby with white. Besides, Oja, you like to play as much as the rest of us. I saw you chasing Bambino down the hall this morning.
Karen Jo: I got an email a couple of days ago about a five to six month old male kitten caught in the Santa Fe TNR program. He was neutered and taken back to where he was caught, but this smart kitten refused to leave his cage. They took him back to the shelter, where he was very friendly toward the staff, who decided to put him up for adoption because he wasn't really feral. That's when they found out that he was FeLV+. The shelter contacted the Humane Society, who contacted Felines and Friends, who contacted me. A shelter employee who lives in Los Alamos brought him up to a meeting place for me yesterday and now there are six kitties in residence. His name is Julius and he is mostly orange tabby with just touches of white here and there. He has very interesting markings on his sides. He is shy and hasn't let me touch him yet, although he purrs loudly when I go in to visit him now. I haven't been able to get a picture of him yet, as he hid all afternoon and night yesterday and most of the day today. He did come out and move around the room late this afternoon, but I didn't have the camera with me, as the light was fading. It is going to take him some time to adjust, because this is the first time he has been in a home and everything is new and scary. I think he will eventually fit in just fine. He didn't hiss at all when the other cats came up to his carrier to check him out. He was sniffing them right back. He did hiss at Bambino when Bambino got into his room and got too close, but it was just a little hiss. I guess I'm a fully fledged crazy cat lady now.
I want to thank everyone for their expressions of sympathy about my depression. The medicine has taken hold now and I'm back to my old self for the first time in a long time. I haven't been blogging because I was very busy before Christmas and came back from my visit with a cold that sapped every bit of my energy for a good week. I'm all well and feeling great now. We all hope that everyone had a great Christmas and a wonderful New Year.