All three of these kittens have surpassed the 2-pound mark, and that means all of them can be safely altered. So on Friday, all of them will go back to the shelter for surgery. And that means I'll have to say goodbye.
I thought today, for the Sunday selfie series hosted by The Cat On My Head, I'd share some thoughts about all of them, and what I hope for their future.
Patrick is the showstopper of the bunch, with his beautiful markings and his open and welcoming ways. This little guy is not afraid of anyone or anything. He's so trusting, in fact, that he sleeps like this almost all of the time, even when he's in the arms of strangers.
I hope Patrick will keep that sense of openness as he grows. I see so many cats that are shut down and defeated by their lives, and they're too worried to accept the love of the people around them. Patrick is different. And I hope he keeps that difference for the rest of his life.
Pat has been pre-adopted by a family that owns an alpaca farm, so he'll head to work on the farm during the day and then cuddle up with peeps at night. It's a good choice for this busy boy.
Fergus here is a gorgeous boy with long hair, bright blue eyes and smoke-colored ears. He's also the sweetest and kindest of the bunch. He was the first one to purr, and he purrs every single time he claps eyes on me. He loves nothing more than to be snuggled and held.
Fergus was pre-adopted by the same family that chose Pat, which means he also will have an active life, if he chooses it. I suspect that he might be a lazy boy who prefers to stay home while his brother works. And I hope he can transfer the love he has for me to other humans. I never hear him purr around other people. I hope he finds that purr.
And finally, Kathleen. She is really becoming a beautiful girl with soft and thick grey fur and pretty green eyes. Now that she isn't covered in food all of the time, it's easier to see how pretty she is.
Kathleen has no family quite yet, which means she'll need to spend at least a few hours in a kennel at the shelter. I hope she can get through that without the comfort of her brothers and connect with a family that will love her as much as I do. Kathleen is sweet and placid and calm in almost all situations, so I know she'll do well. But I hope her stay in the shelter is a short one.
I tried to do a love connection between Popoki and Kathleen, thinking that maybe the older kitty would accept a kitten when she wouldn't accept an adult. No dice. Popoki can tolerate Fergus one on one, but there's something about Kathleen that she just doesn't like. And I know she'll be happy when she has this writing studio to herself all the time instead of part of the time.
So today, what would you like to say to Pat and Ferg and Kat? Let me know, and I'll read your comments to them aloud.
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