Last week, mom's sister-in-law called asking about breeds of kittens. Seems that, despite saying they would wait until spring, they ended up at the local humane society and kind of fell in love with the guy pictured above. The kid named him Scooby Doo... so far he is confined to the adult bathroom. Their other kitty Boots isn't a fan. The polar bear (the dog) came in and barked at him...which the baby ignored. The shelter said he is a Maine Coon mix (we buy that) and that he is two months old (not buying that, mom thinks closer to 3 months old based on the picture).
Mom did her first transport of 2014 on Saturday. Dolly had been running around loose in a county south of us. It isn't a great county for dogs, but the animal control office is very good about trying to get dogs into rescue. Dolly actually had to be trapped and the officers knew she wouldn't do well in a shelter environment so they contacted rescue. She has been in foster for over a month - she was supposed to move in December but with bad weather and the holidays it didn't happen. So they moved her Saturday. They say she is a basset hound mix - mom thinks mixed with maybe border collie. She was super sweet and a great traveler, though very scared about the "great" outdoors and the leash.
Mom took Cumin and Amelia to Petco on Sunday for an adoption event. Still no applications on Chex or Licorice. The clerks at the store say people are looking and they have given out some applications, but nothing has come back so far. Amelia doesn't mind the events - she finds the exact center of the cage and takes a nap (cause in the center no little sticky fingers can reach her). Cumin was really not so sure about the whole idea. He spent most of his time backing up from people.
Mom let him out of the play pen on Sunday. She had him in her arms and he settled for a few minutes and then climbed on the back of her chair to check out Tim. From there he slunk around the edges of the room and found his spot under the sofa. Mom had to flip the sofa up to get him out (and found several cat toys). So, no freedom for a while for him.
It is really freakin cold here.....we are huddling near the vents. Mom didn't see Allie this morning and is worried about her. Please stay warm and take care of your neighbors and furry creatures.