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post #31 of 39
Wow! Keep us posted. That would be wonderful!
post #32 of 39
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Well, the couple are definitely coming on Saturday to meet Lion and they sound really excited about it. They've got their place all set up for a new kitty.

In the meantime I've gotten two more emails from people who want to adopt
Lion. If I could just get them interested in Goldy or Cali instead.
post #33 of 39
Good luck for Saturday - yeah it's hard when they get their heart set on a certain kitty. Maybe come and ask them to meet those two? It's worth a try. *shrugs*
post #34 of 39
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Good luck for Saturday - yeah it's hard when they get their heart set on a certain kitty. Maybe come and ask them to meet those two? It's worth a try. *shrugs*
I did try that with one of them who lives fairly close, but she wasn't interested. Maybe once I get Lion's ad off petfinder somebody else will look at the other two. I'd rather they go to someone who really wants them instead of taking them as a substitute.
post #35 of 39
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For those who have been following this thread, just wanted to let you know Lion has been adopted. I started another thread about that.
post #36 of 39
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I did try that with one of them who lives fairly close, but she wasn't interested. Maybe once I get Lion's ad off petfinder somebody else will look at the other two. I'd rather they go to someone who really wants them instead of taking them as a substitute.
People can be very closed-minded about those sorts of things. I had a woman come by our PetSmart display yesterday and inquired about kittens. I said we have Petey and Andy - 4 and 5 mos respectively. No, she said she wanted a little kitten. They promised their son a kitten for Christmas. I said these are really nice kittens (Petey would make a GREAT companion for a little boy!)... but she refused to consider these "older" ones. I did advise her not to take a kitten younger than 10-12 weeks. She got this look on her face - I said you want a little fuzzball, but it is not in the kitten's interest to be separated from mom and sibs any earlier than that. Also , it's not kitten season, you will have more success in the spring if that's what you want.

Here is what people don't realize, sometimes your second choice ends up being perfect! And fuzzball kittens are only that way for a couple of months... then you have 15 years or so of CAT!
post #37 of 39
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...And fuzzball kittens are only that way for a couple of months... then you have 15 years or so of CAT!
And those are probably the people who turn the cat in to the shelter -- or just dump it out the door to fend for itself -- a few years later because they are "no longer convenient." Can I say how much I dislike people like that?



Congratulations on finding a good home for Lion & good luck with the others!
post #38 of 39
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People can be very closed-minded about those sorts of things. I had a woman come by our PetSmart display yesterday and inquired about kittens. I said we have Petey and Andy - 4 and 5 mos respectively. No, she said she wanted a little kitten. They promised their son a kitten for Christmas. I said these are really nice kittens (Petey would make a GREAT companion for a little boy!)... but she refused to consider these "older" ones. I did advise her not to take a kitten younger than 10-12 weeks. She got this look on her face - I said you want a little fuzzball, but it is not in the kitten's interest to be separated from mom and sibs any earlier than that. Also , it's not kitten season, you will have more success in the spring if that's what you want.

Here is what people don't realize, sometimes your second choice ends up being perfect! And fuzzball kittens are only that way for a couple of months... then you have 15 years or so of CAT!
The people who adopted Lion actually wanted an older kitten, not a tiny baby. They wanted a cat that was old enough to be well socialized, but young enough to grow up with their little boy.
post #39 of 39
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The people who adopted Lion actually wanted an older kitten, not a tiny baby. They wanted a cat that was old enough to be well socialized, but young enough to grow up with their little boy.
That's good. That means they know a thing or two. But as I said, people can be closed minded - "I only want an orange cat" or "I only want a KITTEN!!!" or "it has to be a male (or female)" or "I don't want a black cat" without considering the animal's age, personality, etc.
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