But first, a quick note about Maggie … Maggie went to our adoption centre last night. It’s in a busy pet store and even though it was a bit stormy last night, there was plenty going on at the store. Maggie was so excited! She cried on the way there, but turns out she had to pee — desperately. The volunteers (and I) had to laugh at how quickly she leaped into her litter box. But then she was alert and fascinated, at the front of the cage watching everything, and eyeing the other cats, picking out a playmate! I don’t think she’ll be there long. On to the updates:
Shakira (this one’s “old”, from just a few days after she was adopted):
She is adjusting very well, she’s getting more and more comfortable with her new home. She loves to play and seeks attention all the time. She is lovely and we’re all happy to have her.
You can follow some of Ella’s adventures here.
I swear he has to be the most easygoing cat in the world. I took him home to my parents house for Christmas – 3 hour car ride there and back, 5 days in a strange house with 5 people he’d never met, Christmas dinner with about 15 adults, 2 babies and an 85 pound boxer, and he was totally cool with all of it. He’s been on the bus, streetcar and subway, and every time just lies down in his carrier and falls asleep (and getting him in the carrier involves opening the door and watching him walk in – that’s it). He had his rabies shot a couple weeks ago, didn’t even flinch. Nothing bothers him, it’s amazing.
Other than his size not much has changed since I brought him home: still purrs the second you pick him up, still loves to be carried around, still licks everyone and everything he can. He goes after any food or drink he can reach, tea and peanut butter being his favourites. After months of being fascinated by kleenexes he recently discovered that toilet paper is the same thing and much more accessible, so that’s been interesting. And currently his favourite toy is a laser pointer. Not the little red light, the pointer itself.
Look at him! I’m so happy he has a great home, but my heart will always hold a tiny bit of regret at letting him go.