January 22, 2011
Pam at Silver Oaks Farm sent us a marvelous email yesterday with stunning pictures of the semi-feral grey kitten we brought her several weeks ago. She named the kitten Eleanor (after Mrs. Roosevelt).
As it turned out, Pam thought the grey kitten was too gentle for barn life; gave the kitten to her daughter and a wonderfully unexpected thing happened. The kitten became great pals with the daughter’s pug puppy and settled in like a dream.
In the three weeks the grey kitten was in our foster care we never saw her play; we never saw her interact with the tiger kitten in her acclimation cage; we never saw her move much at all. The change of scene - and caretakers - had a tremendous impact. Click the url to this youtube video sent by Pam’s daughter, Liz. You can see the grey kitten playing with the pug puppy by her side.
By contrast, Gigi, really sprang to life just before the grey kitten left. Her specialty was tearing up the office. Click here to see a video we posted on youtube of Gigi in action. Gigi was really hard to give up, but we could not keep her.
Friends of Morene came to see Gigi on a Friday morning and took her home with them. They will give her a great life.
On February 4, 2011, we have our second appointment at Cummings Veterinary School at Tufts in Grafton, MA. The goal to spay/neuter five more feral cats from the Fitchburg Colony at the Tufts free clinic. We hope to find barn homes for a few more of these cats. They are really sweet animals; we would like to bring them in from the cold.
Sandy on January 22nd 2011