As most of you know my family and I have suffered some heart breaking losses back in October. First our old Dog Koda became ill and had to be put to sleep and then a short-time after our other dog Gabby unexpectedly became ill and was diagnosed with Congestive Heart Failure which we knew nothing about, especially because she recently had a major surgery and follow-up at our vet's office. Sadly we had to make the heart breaking decision to have her put to sleep because the Emergency Vet on call couldn't save her.
|Gabby keeping Capone company right after he became paralyzed.|
As a rescuer, foster, educator, Networker and rehab person for wild and domestic animals, I put the feelers out there for kittens that might be needing a home. Can you believe I couldn't find one, how could this be? Normally I am getting calls constantly about kittens needing a home. A month went by and I was told of an older cat, possibly 2-yrs old that was abandoned and needed a home. She was taken to another Veterinarian that I know and was spayed and given all of her shots. I was told she is skittish and they weren't sure of her background or if she had been around dogs or not, or even if she had ever been indoors. I said I would think about it and get back to them. Time passed and no kittens were coming up for adoption. I made an appointment to see this cat, she was so scared, hissed and growled at me when I first held her, I got her to calm down and said I would give her a chance. I had the option to bring her back if things didn't work out at home with her, Capone and the others. The Vet Tech told me she wasn't 2-yrs old but just 6-months old. She's a black beauty with big emerald green eyes. I was blessed that they also waived the adoption fee because they knew she would be going to a good home. Again, long story short... she was a little bit pissy once home, swatting and growling not only at the dogs but towards me as well. I do rehabilitation on animals, so I knew what to expect, not knowing her background, I just took it slow and on her terms letting her know I wasn't going to harm her. Right now she has come a long way from the first day I brought her home on 11/02/16. She purrs and will tolerate the dogs, but will give them a pop on their noses with her front paw if need be, she gives a fair warning without claws out. Once in a while she will hiss or growl at me and then in a blink, stop and purr. I think she may be Bipolar, hahaha. She's not overly affectionate but I think in time she will come around, after all she is so much farther along now than she was on day one.
Capone and Saoirse sleeping on the bed, not quite best friends yet, but getting there. Since she won't snuggle up to him, he figured the next best thing is his favorite toy.
My other fur babies. Gabby before she passed away, she's the Sheltie. The two little white fur balls are sisters, Fiona and Jewel, AKA: Swiffer. Capone is the Dachshund and Brody is the English Bulldog.