The girls were posted and already have a referral — TOGETHER! I’m so happy. I can’t honestly say I’ve seen any sign of them being bonded but I truly believe they’ll be happier together. Their potential adopter can’t come to meet them for a couple of weeks but I’m happy to wait if it means keeping them together.
I also discovered (thanks to the person doing the website posting) that Juliette is actually a VERY dilute tortie!! The poor (winter) light in my place plus not seeing her very much plus her description on her paperwork made me think she was grey. But the photos actually show some small very pale orange/biege spots on her!
On an unhappy side note, while I was preparing their bios I was going over their paperwork – which is all in French since they came from Quebec. My French is not great but I’m starting to learn cat/veterinary French! 😉 What I hadn’t noticed before and now did was that both girls are declawed on ALL FOUR PAWS. I felt sick when I realized. Pair that with my boys being mean to them and no wonder Rose is having some peeing issues. (We’re working on it and I think I’m winning the battle. On the other hand, I’m 90% sure it’s stress because of the resident cats. I’m pretty sure it won’t follow them to their new home.)
Thankfully, declawing is becoming legal here in Canada. Unfortunately, it falls under provincial jurisdiction so each province has their own law. It’s illegal in British Columbia and Nova Scotia and I just learned that as of January first Prince Edward Island and Newfoundland & Labrador (one province) have joined the list. It’s being worked on in Ontario. Sadly, given the state of the rest of their animal protection laws, I suspect it will be a long time before Quebec follows suit. 😦
The kittens are booked for their surgery later this week!