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post #31 of 59
Bless you & the other foster families who are looking out for those precious cats. Yes, the adopters are to be commended for doing the right thing & returning the boys but if you weren't there to take back the cats...... oh, it hurts so to think of what the alternative could be...Eilcon, you're the BEST!!
post #32 of 59
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Just wanted to request some adoptions vibes for the boys this weekend.
We haven't had any luck through Petfinder, flyers or word of mouth, so we're going to run a newspaper ad specifically targetting them. Along with careful screening, we've found a lot of great homes this way. We still want to keep Jake and Colby together and will word it this way in the ad. Please send some vibes that there's someone who will give these sweet, handsome boys a forever home. Thanks!
post #33 of 59
Sending {{{{{Furever Home Vibes}}}}} to Jake & Colby. Good luck this weekend.
post #34 of 59
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Originally Posted by kittylover4ever
Jerry would be taking the meds if I had to cram it down his throat!
Susie, you're so sweet!

I have to say, husband would go before I would sacrifice my kids happiness. It is clear that the kids love the cats & if my husband isn't willing to compromise, then what will he argue with me over next?

I hope Jake & Colby find a good new home together. I know we got a pair of cats returned to us....4 paw declaw(it's awful, but they couldn't have them any other way), spayed/neutered, scared in new places, 15# each, 2 years old. It's been 3-4 months, & they don't even have to go to a home together(although we would prefer it).

We have had good luck with ads run in the paper, too. We target 3-4 cats & 3-4 dogs in each ad & tell a little about each. I hope the ad finds them their new home!
post #35 of 59
Allergy medicines often have unwanted side effects--they could be leaving him so drowsy that he can't work effectively. If that's so, it's no wonder he doesn't want to take allergy meds.

I have seen this solution used, though: One part of the house is "cat territory", and another part of the house is "cat-free". Install a door between the two areas and keep it closed. This works best with a split-level house, where the cats can be kept in the lower (or upper) floor; or in a house where a group of bedrooms away from the master bedroom exists.

Cats can be happy enough with just a half or a third of a house to play in...
post #36 of 59
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Just heard from our coordinator that there were zero responses to the ad for the boys. It's so frustrating. Everybody wants a cute, cuddly little kitten.
I don't blame them - who can resist the cuteness! But, I wish people would realize how much young adult and older cats have to offer. Jake and Colby are so sweet and have so much love to give. Looks like we're going to have to split them up in order to give them the best shot at finding homes. Please keep the vibes coming for these boys. Thanks.
post #37 of 59
Oh, how I wish I could adopt them... It's too bad that people want kittens so much, when they really don't stay kittens for long and an older cat is just as loving as any kitten, and needs fewer feedings, and might even already have been neutered and vaccinated.

When I can finally live in a place of my own, I'm adopting a couple of adult cats... if I can find two cats that want to stay together, like yours do, that's exactly what I'd want. Yes, kittens are charming; but adult cats have an aura of their own that I love even more than kittenish cuteness.

Now, see--if there's one person like me, most likely there are others. It's just a matter of time before you find them, right?
post #38 of 59
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Originally Posted by Callista
Oh, how I wish I could adopt them... It's too bad that people want kittens so much, when they really don't stay kittens for long and an older cat is just as loving as any kitten, and needs fewer feedings, and might even already have been neutered and vaccinated.

When I can finally live in a place of my own, I'm adopting a couple of adult cats... if I can find two cats that want to stay together, like yours do, that's exactly what I'd want. Yes, kittens are charming; but adult cats have an aura of their own that I love even more than kittenish cuteness.

Now, see--if there's one person like me, most likely there are others. It's just a matter of time before you find them, right?
Thanks for the encouragement! You're right. The right person is out there. Actually, considering that both boys have upper respiratory infections right now, they wouldn't have been at their best even if someone had been interested. We'll just have to keep trying. Whoever gets these two will be so lucky. Wish it could be me.
post #39 of 59
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I have a possible lead on a home for one, or possibly both, of the boys. My boss' sister had a young male cat who passed away unexpectedly last year and the family now feels like they're ready to adopt another cat (or two) as a companion for their three-year-old female. My boss said they're leaning toward a kitten, but might be persuaded adopt the boys. This would be a wondeful home. Please send vibes that it's meant to be!
post #40 of 59
Sending "meant to be" vibes!! These kitties deserve a loving forever home!
post #41 of 59
Thread Starter 
Okay guys, I need to request some of those powerful TCS adoption vibes/prayers for Jake and Colby. The lead I had on a home with my editor's family member didn't pan out, but I just got off the phone with another potential adopter and I like this situation even better. It's a couple in their 30's with two older female cats they've had for years. They had an orange male who developed cancer last year and had to be PTS. The husband was especially close to the cat. They finally feel they're ready to adopt and are looking for a young adult, orange male (Colby!!!). They weren't really planning on two cats, but the woman said she'd hate to split up the boys up. They're coming to meet them some time in the next few days. Will keep you posted on how things go. Thanks!
post #42 of 59
oooohhh...i have my fingers, toes and eyes crossed that everything works out! Tons of vibes heading their way!
post #43 of 59
I am so sending positive vibes for them!!!!!

I had posted in another thread that I felt offering baby kittens to elderly people was not the greatest idea, that older adult cats were a better choice in that case. I don't know how people will respond to that, but this is the kind of reason why I would post that. It is so hard to get adult cats homes.

If this home doesn't work out, have you tried to contact local no-kill rescue groups. Try the ones that have their cats up for adoption in places like petsmart and petco. They do very intensive investigation of potential homes, and they also reach a larger part of the pet-loving population by having the cats right there in cages to be fallen in love with and adopted.

I don't know about there, but here, and at least the adoption group I work with treat the animals very well, and never keep them in the cages more than a few weeks. They will send them to a foster home for a break before putting them up for adoption in the stores again. They are taken out of the cages, exercised, played with, given affection every day, minimum twice a day, and someone is there every day.

They have always impressed me with their diligence, humanity and devotion, and to the effort they make in getting homes. It might reach a larger group of potential homes.

Good luck and I am hoping and hoping. It rips me up inside that I can't take every cat I hear about. I have 4 already in a 1-bedroom apartment (mine and foster).
post #44 of 59
Good luck, I do hope it all works out for them.
post #45 of 59
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Here's the plan: The wife is going to surprise her husband with a picture of the boys in his birthday card today. I emailed a couple of photos to her on Friday and she mentioned being "in love" with them already. If hubby feels the same way (and she's pretty confident he will), they're going to come meet Jake and Colby one night this week! Please keep those vibes coming for these sweet boys!
post #46 of 59
Lots of forever, happy home vibes for those two sweetie pies!!
post #47 of 59
It sounds like a wonderful home! Sending lots of vibes that they both fall immediately in love with Jake and Colby!
post #48 of 59
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Thanks so much for the vibes! Please keep them coming as they seem to be working! Hubby saw the boys' pics and and said he'd hate to split them up! Now we just have to set up a time for them to meet Jake and Colby. I hope this works out!
post #49 of 59
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The latest is that the couple wants to wait until they return to from previously planned vacation to meet the boys. They'll be back on May 19th.
The wife said hubby was afraid if they came before their trip they wouldn't want to leave Jake and Colby. I really like these people. So, they'll be in touch when they return. It's only a little over a week away! Please keep those vibes coming.
post #50 of 59
Yay! I hope they get adopted. I'm glad your rescue will hold them. We had to do the same thing when we got our dog. We were actually leaving town for vacation, and we begged our dad to pull over for one more visit to the humane society. We'd been going every other week for a few months to every rescue in the area, waiting for the perfect dog. And there she was! Luckily, the folks there said they'd bend the rules and put her up as not adoptable until we got back.
post #51 of 59
Thread Starter 
This is good news, just complicates things a bit. While we're waiting for this couple to get back from vacation to meet Jake and Colby, we just received an application regarding their Petfinder listing from a woman who wants to adopt both of them. The couple is leaning that way, but isn't sure. So, now what do we do? We need to honor their interest and let them come and see the boys, but what if they just want Colby? We really want to keep the boys together. Maybe we can convince them to adopt another cat instead. It's a nice dilemma to have. Will keep everyone posted.
post #52 of 59
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Originally Posted by eilcon
This is good news, just complicates things a bit. While we're waiting for this couple to get back from vacation to meet Jake and Colby, we just received an application regarding their Petfinder listing from a woman who wants to adopt both of them. The couple is leaning that way, but isn't sure. So, now what do we do? We need to honor their interest and let them come and see the boys, but what if they just want Colby? We really want to keep the boys together. Maybe we can convince them to adopt another cat instead. It's a nice dilemma to have. Will keep everyone posted.
This is why we don't "hold" cats for people for an extended period of time. The first approved adoptor who is able to take the cat are the ones who get the cat.

Katie
post #53 of 59
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Quote:
Originally Posted by TNR1
This is why we don't "hold" cats for people for an extended period of time. The first approved adoptor who is able to take the cat are the ones who get the cat.

Katie
Good policy. Because the adopter from Petfinder is definitely interested in both and we feel so strongly about keeping the boys together, our coordinator wants to give her priority.
post #54 of 59
Thread Starter 
Jake and Colby and have a home - together! The young couple who saw them on Petfinder and is committed to keeping them together came to meet the boys this afternoon, paid the adoption fee and will be picking them up on Sunday after they have the chance to do some "cat" shopping and get the house ready.

I should be happy for everybody, but am feeling rather sad right now. Had to say my goodbye's to the boys, since I'll be out of town this weekend. Adoptions are so bittersweet. I'm thrilled the boys were adopted together into a loving home, but I'll miss them so much. Please just tell me to get over it. I get way too attached!

Thanks for all the vibes and prayers for Jake and Colby!
post #55 of 59
Congrats Jake and Colby! Hope you have lots of fun and love at your new home!!!
post #56 of 59
I'm so glad to hear that Jake and Colby will be together in a loving, forever home!!

I know it must be sad to part with these babies but maybe you'll get a chance to visit them.
post #57 of 59
I am so pleased that these two have been found a home.
post #58 of 59
Congrats on finding those two a home together! It sounds like they can finally be together in a forever home.

Since you did so well with those two, do you want to take in two purebred Pits that have to be adopted together?
post #59 of 59
{{{{good luck in your new home Jake & Colby}}}}
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