Tuesday, February 9, 2016


Ask any foster family out there about the cats they foster that they worry about more than others, and we bet a lot of them will tell you the momma cats. Kittens - yes even the black ones - get adopted when they are little. Momma cats, like a lot of adult cats looking for homes, seem to take that much longer. And so we worry.....
April of 2015 we had a family join us as fosters: 

 Yep - Margarita and the fiesta kittens.

She was actually back to the rescue and ready to go before her kids. Since mom wasn't sure how she would do at the open rescue center, they waited until there was an opening at one of the remote locations in a local pet store.

And honestly, mom thought she had been adopted until she was moved to the remote store location where mom cleans and does adoptions. Needless to say, mom was pretty sad to see her, but also glad Margarita was doing ok. Though, Margarita seemed to hold some sort of grudge against mom and would occasionally call her names. MOL

Well, Margarita was at this store for a while. And then one of the other volunteers and her daughter made it their mission to keep sharing her picture. A friend of theirs came to meet Margarita and after some serious though decided to take her home. As of Sunday, Margarita has been ADOPTED!!!! Mom already got an update and it sounds like Margarita came right out of her carrier, made herself at home and slept with her new mom the very first night.

A funny story: the store where she was has lizards for sale. The cages are set up along the wall next to the cat cages. It took her a while, but Margarita discovered the lizards....and it was was lizard TV for hours at a time. At one point one got out and we can only say thank heaven Margarita had the top cage. MOL

This means we only have two foster from last year to be adopted. Nashville, who will go with mom to an adoption event on Sunday and then into the next open spot at the store. And Lille, the tortie mom to the french city kittens - the wound on her face seems to heal, then break open, then heal, then break open. Until it is fully healed, she can't be spayed. The rescue is trying to figure out exactly what is going on with that girl.


  1. We hope Lille face will start to improve so she can be in the store where she will be seen better.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  2. So happy for Margarita! It makes me sad to think how long some kitties wait for adoption, but I'm happy Margarita has finally been adopted!

  3. Whoa, I've not heard of a wound like Lille's before...time for some research! Hope the vet's figure it out so she can be adopted soon.

    1. it is weird....they cultured the abcess her kittens had and it came back common strep. mom says she may pick up Lille at some point, bring her back here and see what a different vet can find....

  4. I am happy to see Margarita got a forever home. I will add Lillie to my prayer list.

  5. Hurrah for Margarita! Why people don't want older cats is beyond me. There are far more advantages to having older cats. And unless you plan to get rid of the kitten when it ages (perish the thought), you're going to end up with an adult, older cat anyway.

  6. Yay for Margarita! I worry about the older cats at the shelter--and by older, I mean any that aren't kittens. I have a soft place in my heart for them because the first cat I adopted was 9 years old. She was a joy and truly helped to make me a better person. She lived to be 21 years old. I miss her everyday.

  7. That is great news about Margarita - I always worry about the moms getting homes too, especially after they worked so hard raising the kittens that get snatched up so quickly. Sending healing purrs to Lille so she can get spayed and find her home too.

  8. margarita.....we R buzzed happee for ewe.....we send all de best oh cod shrimp N sardeenz two ewe
    N pleez stop bye everee now N then N say meowz .....HOORAY!!!! ❤️❤️❤️

  9. We're so glad to hear Margarita was adopted! You're right...it seems like the mama kitties always have a hard time finding their forever homes.

  10. We always luff good news, especially for the rescues. May she have a wonderful forever home now.

  11. That is great news! Sorry that it took so long, but hopefully Margarita was waiting for the right home!


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