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Goldy has a forever home

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For those of you who don't know or don't remember, Goldy was dumped/abandoned near my house about a year ago. When I brought her into the house she was approximately 7-8 months old and pregnant. She had her kittens on August 23 and was a wonderful mother in spite of being so young. My original plan was to keep one of the kittens and find homes for Goldy and the other two kittens. Well, you know how that goes. I had her on petfinder and craigslist and a notice up at the vet's office, but nobody ever showed any interest in her.

My main concern was that while she gets along okay with the other cats, she is somewhat intimidated by them. If somebody else starts eating her food or takes her favorite sleeping spot, she just backs away and lets them. I thought she would be happier in a home where she is the only kitty.

Fast forward to yesterday. While I was at the shelter volunteering someone came in looking for an adult cat to adopt. Strangely enough, at the moment we have lots of kittens but only one adult. Heather spent quite a bit of time getting acquainted with Chloe, but they just didn't seem to click. I mentioned that I had a couple of cats at home who were available for adoption. We talked for a while, then Heather came to my house later to meet Goldy. She ended up taking her home yesterday afternoon.

I had loaned her a carrier to get Goldy home safely. It also gave me a reason to go to her house today to check on Goldy and get the carrier back. When I got there Goldy was hiding in the carrier. We turned the box from the litter on its side and Goldy immediately traded the carrier for the box.


Heather said her sister came over last night and Goldy came out to investigate. So it sounds like she's going to acclimate to her new place fairly quickly.
post #2 of 7
Wonderful news Congratulations to Goldy for getting a forever home
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OMG that's great news! I mean, I know how much it sucks to give them up, but I had you pegged for keeping her.

Congrats Goldy.
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that is such wonderful news for Goldy!!! I've always had a soft spot for Goldy because of her permanent lip curl

Does this mean you'll be able to foster again?
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Originally Posted by white cat lover View Post
OMG that's great news! I mean, I know how much it sucks to give them up, but I had you pegged for keeping her.

Congrats Goldy.
I would love to have kept her, she's such a sweetheart. I just don't think she was very happy here with all the other cats. I did direct Heather to TCS, so hopefully she'll join and give us updates on Goldy.

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Originally Posted by katiemae1277 View Post
that is such wonderful news for Goldy!!! I've always had a soft spot for Goldy because of her permanent lip curl

Does this mean you'll be able to foster again?
Yeah, she always looks like she knows something you don't and she's laughing at you.

I'm down to four cats now, so should be able to take in fosters. Also, with the new cat room I have more space to keep them separated if I need to.
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Congrats--I'm proud of you. If Ginger stays much longer I'm not sure I could give her up--at least not to another outdoor home. She's been here for 4 months, shes raised her babies here, I have her daughter in my house, her son lives next door. I feel like I've given her so much and don't know that I trust anyone else with her care.

Leslie
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Oh, wow! That is terrific!!
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