Last week was a spectacular week for Tails High cats and kittens and their loving/lucky new families. Ten TH felines were adopted. Listed below are “color points” on a few of these.
*** Jewel came to TH in April. She had been a stray, so we’re not sure how old she was, but we estimate 4 months old. She was a beauty, but oh, so shy! A few potential adopters were drawn to her, but wanted a more outgoing kitten. No worries! The worst thing that happens to kittens who stay in the TH system for awhile is that they get to play with other TH kittens, and are housed with loving foster parent(s). And for shy kittens, this time also helps them become more social. Jewel’s wait was rewarded when a loving family adopted her.
*** No need to go into a lot of detail about our precious Gemini. Arriving at TH at only 2 ounces, Gemini and his equally small brother, Happy Jack, had a desire to survive and a effervescent spirit that sustained them through their first month, and through the eye problems that they both suffered. Happy Jack was adopted weeks ago, but because Gemiini’s eye problems required three surgeries, he wasn’t shown until last week. Everyone who met Gemini (foster parents, TH volunteers, other kittens) fell in love with his unbridled enthusiasm and love of … well, everyone and everything. Gemini’s kitty sister is Laverne, a 3-month-old brown tabby with white markings, who came to TH less than a month ago. She and her sister Shirley (black and white tuxedo) were born to a feral mama and lovingly socialized by TH volunteers.
*** Tiki was one of four beautiful gray kittens who found their way into the humane traps of Trapper Extraordinaire and TH Advocate Leni. They were scared and shy, but not feral. TH agreed to socialize them and find them loving homes. Her three siblings found homes before Tiki did. We wondered why Tiki hadn’t found her people … but the answer came on Saturday at the TH adoption event at Petco Tyson’s Corner. According to TH Adoption Chair Kelley, who was staffing the event,” Tiki wasn’t interested in approaching any potential adopters. When they picked her up, she would sit with them, but then go back by herself. Until, that is, a special person entered the gizmo and saw on the floor. Tiki walked right over and climbed into the lap of the woman who was to become her new mama. Tiki looked up, flirted, purred, and showed her precious self. She had found her home.”
“There are a million stories in the Naked City,” as they used to say at the beginning of an old TV show, and those related above are just a few of what we hope will be a million happy stories in Tail High annals.
And one more tidbit from the Saturday adoption event at Tyson’s: There were so many people wanting to take TH kittens home, Kelley ran out of FTA agreements. She had to run next door to the mattress store to make photocopies!
Next weekend we’ll be holding adoption events from 11-3 both Saturday and Sunday at the Petco Annandale where there will be plenty of TH felines as handsome and beautiful and playful and affectionate as the ten adopted last weekend. Please spread the word among your cat-loving friends!