Thursday, February 9, 2012

New guy.....

First, Ivy would like to thank all of you for your support yesterday....brothers can be so bad!!

Tuesday night mom picked up a new foster from the shelter. (as a reminder, yes, we still have the coffee kittens from the rescue, but since the shelter doesn't "like" the rescue, we keep the fact that we help both under the radar).

Martin is a 10 month old male black kitten. He is....ornery. And he bites. Oh, and mom has seen him launch himself across the room at a volunteer. She was afraid he was going to get a person from the public (or worse a kid) so she offered to take him and see if we could teach him some manners. Turns out he has already been in foster twice. But, he got an eye infection over the weekend, so they asked us on Monday if we would take him for a few days.
He was pretty growly and hissy on Tuesday - even at mom.

But she let him out for the first time last night....he and Tommy exchanged a few words, but otherwise, we think he was just happy to run around like a nut....he didn't stop for more than a few seconds at a time.

Mom isn't leaving him out during the day since she isn't home until she is sure he isn't going to start something to get himself in trouble. She says he is like a 2 year old kid - ornery when he doesn't get his own way.

18 comments:

  1. He looks like a beautiful cat...hopefully he can be made to realize that you aren't going to make a cat sandwich out of him...and learn some manners from the other kitties!

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  2. Mum was squeeing - she used to have a black cat just like Martin -he was called Max. He went to the bridge a few years ago.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

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  3. Now Martin, you are just going to have to realize that humans are NOT cats, and biting and smacking them isn't as acceptable.. There are better ways to show your displeasure that won't get the humans so upset and will keep you in comfort and with a constant supply of food and love coming your way..

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  4. What a handsome boy! It sounds as though he was just fed up with being in rescue. Hopefully he will mellow now that he is in a foster home :)


    the critters in The Cottage xo

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  5. The publicist misses her black cats....

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  6. Bless him and all of you who saved him. <3

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  7. awww, he is certainly an agry little one isn't he? I do hope he mellows out because he needs a lot of love and good for you for providing it to him! Be patient :)

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  8. He is very cute. He sounds like the cat before me - she had a mean streak a mile wide! But she was also utterly and completely devoted to my human... even though she once tried to rip her cowboy boot to shreds because my human told her she could not go out in the rain. Yes, my human was wearing the cowboy boot!

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  9. Hi is beautiful!!! Hope you can teach him to be a good boy :-)

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  10. Aw, poor little thing. I hope he settles down fast and turns into a nice boy!

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  11. Thanks for visiting me! My mommy and I have followed you for awhile. I hope Martin learns his manners and stops being ornery!

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  12. Maybe he will settle down once he is more familiar with his surroundings. It's hard going back and forth between foster and the shelter. :(

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  13. If any family can teach him manners and calmness it is yours. We know you will be successful and he will quickly find a loving forever home.

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  14. Aww! Martin is maybe just going STIR CRAZY! Your mom is so wonderful to take him in!
    Play bows,
    Zim

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  15. Martin probably just has a lot of energy that he needs to burn off! He's awfully cute!!

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  16. Aw. I totally understand him! He's a mini-me!! You're wonderful for trying to help him ;-)

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  17. He looks a handsome chap, Good luck with the teaching him some manners!!

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