When I told Chrystal what I was doing, she said I should just go for it and say it out right! So here it is for those still in the dark:
We adopted Winnie's Wishers
Glitter and Cashmere
into OUR family!
Glitter and Cashmere are Leo's sisters. They were a litter of six feral kittens who's feral mom was far far far too feral and afraid to be tamed so she was TNRed. (Trapped, Neutered and Returned) The other three sisters are in good homes. Glitter and Cashmere were adopted, but circumstances required that Chrystal take them back and bring them back to health.
We kept hoping for homes for Winnie's Wishers, especially Leo's sisters, but time kept passing and there was no interest! Then one day Chrystal asked me what I thought about an opportunity that might get Glitter adopted. The only catch would be that there was no way to guarantee, or really even hope that Cashmere would be adopted with her. Cashmere is shy shy shy. And she depends on Glitter!
I had thought a million times that maybe we could take them, but no, Star would freak and Leo's happy and this and that and a million reason not to.. But when I heard that Chrystal was considering this, my heart said NO! These girls cannot be split up! And they cannot go anywhere but here!
Funny how 'crisis' tends to make everything clear. This was early in April and we started immediately making plans to get the girls. Our vacation is this week, so this was the earliest we could get them. We had a lot of things to do to get ready, so it worked out. But boy was it hard sitting on the secret!
The only other person in on the secret was Ann of Zoolatry, who made the wonderful coming soon banner and the current one for me! (She does wonderful work! If you need a banner or anything done consider going to her!)
So the cat is out of the bag now! I'll tell more of the story of getting them here soon. The big news is that they are here! And Glitter is already such a love bug! Cashmere is hiding a lot, but on the drive home I saw a lot of potential for her to be a love bug too. Leo is handling things well. Star.. *sigh* well, we knew she'd have issues. But so far no fights, just lots of hissing and growling. That Glitter and Cashmere ignore completely!
Here are some of the first pictures of the girls when we first let them out of their 'cat room'.
This picture of Cashmere is blurry, not just because I take bad pictures, but because I'm taking it from all the way in the living room, down the hall, into the kitchen, past the dishwasher where she's peeking out to see if she feels like trusting us strange people!
Oh I don't know about you people....
Glitter loves to be pet and it wasn't long at all before she was running out getting good pets before running back again! Here she's getting some love from Greg.
Ok, this one pets pretty good. I might start liking him maybe!
More stories about these new sweet members of our family, and sweet Star and Leo too, soon!