Friday, October 21, 2016

Random Fridays

Great news: the technical glitch is fixed and the web camera is working again. Mom created a tab at the top of the page that shows it. You can see it (on your computer but not mobile) on our facebook page too!! THANKS to Wayne from MeShare for getting us set back up.

Back in June we posted about a call the rescue got from Calgary Canada about one of our cats being surrendered to them. Mom got a call from the head of the rescue and got on social media asking for help picking up the cat and then trying to get her back to Ohio.

Mom got a response from Miss Jill on Twitter and they went back and forth. Jill went and picked up Tora (the cat) from the humane society and agreed to foster her until we could somehow arrange transportation. Which is almost 2,000 miles....quite a journey.

As time went by, Jill and mom conversed about how Tora was adjusting to Jill's home. Jill does have another cat named Clover who came from a pretty horrible background until Jill adopted her. Jill talked about maybe adopting Tora, but everyone knew it had to be on Clover's terms.

Over time, Tora came out of her shell and loved on Jill more and more. She came out of "her" room into the condo more and more and the girls, while maybe not in love, were interacting. There were emails about vertical space and play time.

Jill finally told mom that things were going well enough that she wanted to finalize the adoption and make Tora an official member of her family.

And then over the weekend she sent mom this picture of the girls sitting together watching cat videos on the tablet.
Tora on the left, Clover on the right

To anyone who shared or retweeted the initial request for help back in June - THANK YOU!! Tora was saved - the shelter had deemed her unadoptable and would have euthanized her if we hadn't been able to get her back out. From there she found a safe landing space and a new forever home....

Nothing much happening here this weekend. Have a safe and happy weekend!! Mom says the fall weather is back and she may shut the windows. Mo is hoping that means space heater season is finally here.

Thursday, October 20, 2016

new toy

Someone had given us a short scratcher a while ago and it never got put out. Really - too short for the adults here. Mom finally remembered it and put it in the foster room.
The brandy girls were the first to check it out. If you look closer at them, you will notice silver undertones to their black coats. Calvados is the short hair of the group and he has much larger silver markings. Mom is trying to get decent pictures, but they aren't cooperating. It will be interesting to see what happens as they get older.

Let the games begin - one girl on top defending her spot from the "Russell monster"

And....we have a winner. MOL

Mom put it in front of the doors and the kittens seem to be enjoying a different view of the balcony outside. Not sure how much scratching they are doing (and there are a couple of cardboard scratchers in the room as well), but they are having fun climbing it.