sunlion--Yep, that's Nora's adult size, about 6.5 lbs, I think. She's dainty, delicate looking thing. Its hard to believe she carried 4 kittens, unless you've seen her wrestle Nell (8.5 lbs. and growing) to the ground.
Catarina and TLK---All of the kittens have homes now. We haven't heard from the adoptive families, which means the kittens have adjusted well. We usually only get calls if there's a problem. It would be nice to hear the success stories more often. Ruth will call them at the 6-month mark for the neuter/spay reminder, though. I hope she remembers to pass along to me what the families tell her.
We haven't made cage curtains yet. The cages sit on the floor, so most people are looking down through the top at the cats. Covering the tops could be counterproductive unless we can find a way to raise the cages to eye level. There isn't any empty shelving we can use, and we can't put anything permanent in the aisle. I thought maybe we'd use my card table, but the card table is going to be too flimsy for the weight of the cats plus the cages. It seems like just when I think I've got a problem solved, I get booted back to square one. That's life, I guess.
The ladies who own the pet store are real angels for putting up with all the hassle we cause. Gayle and her mom Berniece are just plain wonderful. We'd be lost without them.
We haven't had a single cat adopted in the past 2 adoption events. Not even the kittens. Everybody is getting their kittens from people they know or free kitten ads. It's pretty depressing. We've had some adult cats in the system for almost 6 months I think. At least Prince will be going home with someone in a month or 2, just as soon as the darn pet deposit is paid. IMHO, $300 is a completely ridiculous deposit for such a tiny apartment(half of it tiled)--especially when the pet in question is a litter-trained cat who has never had a single accident. There's what, 50 square feet of carpet? Oooh!
TLK, I'm glad youre not sick of kitten pics. I'm getting a momcat next week. She may or may not have given birth by the time I get her. You've been warned....:tounge2: