Can you believe it?! It's been TWO years! I can't believe it's been that long! And I can't believe that they haven't been here forever!
Two years ago we drove, for the second time, eight hours down to Illinois to get some furry love. Two of Leo's sisters had been adopted, and then returned, and needed a good home badly. Even though we were worried about what Star would think (she still hated Leo after three years!) but their need outweighed our concern. Star adjusted to Leo, she'd adjust to the girls. (Actually, she reacted better to the girls than she did with the boy, and put up with them better.)
Here's the first picture I took of the girls. The ride home was just awful, poor Glitter did NOT do well in the van so I could not hold them on the ride as I had done with Leo. Cashmere, who was the shy one, wound up sort of bonding with me because I could pet her easily through the cage and did so often. Glitter sat on the other side drooling and mewing pathetically; I felt so bad for her! I tried to pet her too, but she was not happy about it and it felt like I was intruding so I mostly let her be, poor baby.
And here they are moments after arriving at our home, their forever home! Glitter already felt MUCH better, perked up and was very curious about what was outside of the cage.
After all the good vibes on the trip home and the pets and purrs, Cashmere reverted to very shy scaredy cat and mostly hid from us. This was taken at a great distance, across the living room, down the hall, through the kitchen, past the dishwasher she was hiding behind, but I got her! She ran of course.
And this is Glitter doing her 'drive by' petting. She'd come trotting out into the living room, bash her head into someone's leg, get a few pets and then trot back out of the room. Other than that, we didn't see a lot of her for a few days, then she discovered soft chairs and cat trees!
They were still nervous, but very interested in this toy, so they came out to play. They kept their eye on us though and were prepared to run if they had to. They were playful, but not relaxed in our presence. This was probably a month or so in.
Months later, Finally! I'd call this relaxed and playful! They were happy, and most important, feeling at HOME!
This, I love! This was sent to me when I was in rehab for my legs last year. Leo in the back, Glitter in the middle, and Cashmere in front. All the siblings happy to be together!
I know you all know that these three are from Winnie's Wish, Chrystal's blog Daily Dose of Dogs (AKA Cats with your Coffee). And I know you all know that there are lots of needs over there! They are full up and in desperate need of GREAT homes for adoptions! They can always always use Wish List items and Donations! And you can find where to buy her book on her side bar, and I just know you'll love it! If you want to see how these three, and their three siblings, came to her, you'll find that in the book!!
So you know what I'm going to ask, if you can, please give or use the wish list. If you can, adopt. Please please share the adoptable kitties on any social media you can. All you have to do is click a kitty on the sidebar and share their post, the hover your mouse over the words "share this" on the right just before comments, and choose where you will share! Easy peasy! Ask your friends to share your share too please, because you never know who's going to be the one who knows the perfect home!
Thank you all!!!
Happy Gotcha Day to my sweet girls, cuddly Cashmere and glamorous Glitter!
Happy birthday, dear caring Chrystal! We hope your vacation was/is wonderful and can't wait for June when you start blogging again! I cannot thank you enough for, first, giving me my Leo, my heart kitty, and then giving me his sweet loving sisters! You've made my family complete with all of the furry love!