Thursday, May 29, 2014

Thankful Thursday, Thankful For New Family Members

I started posting about getting Glitter and Cashmere into a new home on Monday. I know I confused many of you. I was being intentionally vague and suspenseful and mysterious, or at least trying to. I was kind of thinking I should keep it up in the air until Chrystal got back from vacation and could announce it at the same time as me. I was just too excited!

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!

26 comments:

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Bibi-Chan, Gen-Chan, Vidock, Violette said...

We were a little confused, we must admit! But we are so glad that Leo is now reunited with his sisters and imagine everyone will settle down happily very soon. Perhaps even Star?

Purrs,
The Chans

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

We're so happy that Leo has been reunited with his sisters. They are lucky to have had you as an advocate looking out for them from afar all this time... and to give them a new forever home!

dezizworld said...

ConCatulations!!!! Dat's wunnewful news. Meez name is Dezi and meez saw yous at da Cat Blogosphewe. Hav a Pawsum Fursday!!!

Luv and Hugs ad Kitty Kisses ♥♥♥

Dezi

The Island Cats said...

How great that you decided to give Cashmere and Glitter a home. We purr that everybuddy gets along just fine. :)

Fuzzy Tales said...

We admit that when we first saw your transport post, it flashed through our minds that you had adopted them, but we quickly dismissed the idea.

But...wow! Congratulations all round. Except maybe to poor Star. LOL.

Eastside Cats said...

You must be alternating between over the moon with excitement and concern for Leo and Star, but you'll work it out, I'm sure of it! Congrats again on adding to your family!

Katie Isabella said...

I am so HAPPY for those two girl babies! THANK you for taking Leo's sisters. I know in no time at all, they will be acclimated and Leo will tell them how to et along with Star.

Random Felines said...

CONCATS!!! (I sent Chrystal a text for her birthday and told her that she was in BIG trouble for keeping me in the dark...she is blaming you - LOL)

Marilia Bavaresco said...

So cute lovely new member!

Brian said...

I sure picked up on that great big hint, welcome home sweeties!

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

I knew from the moment you started talking about it..

Sparkle said...

Yes, it was a bit confusing, but I am totally glad the girls got to stick together! And that we'll keep on seeing them!

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

Two more kitties have a home!!!
How wonderful is that? And they get to stay together!
We love soft Mommy and daddy hearts who are so open and loving!

LP said...

How wonderful for the girls and Leo to be reunited! And we know Star will come around bit by bit. Who knows...she may even make two new friends...
We look forward to hearing more about their progress in their new home.

the critters in the cottage xo

da tabbies o trout towne said...

AWESUM !!!!!!!!! happee gotcha day two ewe cashmere & glitter IN yur new....star & leo for evers home..... thiz be rockin kewl news !!! we noe ewe will love it ther N look for werd ta seein and heer in mor bout.....everee one ♥

maggie @ Shelter Cats said...

They are beautiful girls. I'm so glad you were able to adopt and keep them together. I hope your generous spirit is rewarded by lots of purrs and whisker kisses!

Kwee Cats and Art said...

This is so great! We love happy endings :-) Thank you guys for giving these wonderful souls happy forever homes!

Dorothy Abernathy said...

Concatulations on your new family members. As for Star, maybe get someone to rub freshly washed hair all over the new girls in town? That might break the ice!

Caren Gittleman said...

that is gonna be one HAPPY CLOWDER for sure!!! YOU ROCK! xoxo

ANGEL ABBYGRACE said...

This is such good news. We are so glad that these two girls are with you and reunited with Leo. We know that some time has passed and he won't have the memory but it still there and they are his sisters. This is wonderful except for maybe Star. Poor girl. I am hoping for good things though.

Quill and Greyson said...

Concats to you all!! (Hope Star learns to like her new roommates!)

laura brown said...

We are so happy for you all! Glad that Leo is with his sisters now!

Noodle

Marty the Manx said...

OMC OMC!!!! So very excited for you all!!!!! Can't wait for more!
Marty's Mom

Cathy Keisha said...

I guessed it—with a little help from Leo. *reapplies lip gloss* I wonder if Leo knows they’re his sisters. I used to have Chizzy’s Mom and I brought her to see him. He was over a year old but wanted to nurse. She didn’t know him and kept hissing at him. Best of luck with your new girls.

Eileen said...

Concats! You had our mom bean totally fooled, she didn't figure it out. We might have known but we weren't telling, MOL

We hopes Glitter and Cashmere settle in soon, and Star accepts her new sisfurs.

We thinks you beans are pawsome!!!

Sasha, Sami, & Saku

Robyn said...

Wonderful! I kind of suspected it at first, but then thought maybe you'd just helped out transporting.

Hopefully Star calms down once she figures out that the girls will way outnumber Leo now. Lol!