Little Eartha Kit-Kat, my sweet foster kitten, is growing bigger and bigger each and every day. That means she's coming closer and closer to the day when she'll head back into the shelter to find her forever family. And I'll admit to being more than a little worried about that.
While I have been coaching Eartha like crazy, and I am seeing crazy-great results, she remains a pretty shy little soul that is more comfortable in the company of cats than she is in the company of humans. That means she isn't very likely to show off her best side in the shelter. I'm hopeful she can sell herself and her wonders, but I worry.
And then I look around.
I have several little faces in this house--and down the road a bit--that have all come from the very same shelter. For today's Sunday Selfie post, I thought I'd share some of those faces.
Well, it looks like kitten Fergus has been playing a little too hard this morning and he has no energy left for photography. This little blue bed is heated, and when his body hits that bed, this cat tends to turn into a gelatinous little mess. Rather than waking him up, I'll just let him have his easy.
Fergus, like Eartha, came into this home as a baby little kitten. He was found in my community, along with two of his siblings, and he needed bottle feeding for the first several weeks he was here. I fell in love with him during his foster stay, so he stayed here. So his ending is very happy. And so is the ending of his two siblings. One went to a very loving home that treasures frisky cats (good thing!), and the other went into a very caring home that was looking for a shy soul. Both of those two were adopted within 24 hours of a return to the shelter.
Hmm, it looks like Popoki doesn't want to play along, either. Look at that little nose of hers stuck up in the air! I think she can smell the kitten on my clothing, and she's not at all happy about all that. This shy girl doesn't like other cats at all, so she grows upset when she realizes that there are other cats in her mother's life.
Rather than pestering her with photos, I'll just plop some treats down and move on.
Popoki came into the shelter due to financial difficulties in her home, and she struggled in the shelter system, due to her shyness. I took her home to foster her and then kept her. Since I did that, she was also only in the shelter for a week or so. And her ending is very happy.
And I have one more trick up my sleeve.
Last week, I got to spend a little time with this guy. You may remember him from a previous blog post.
He's a new addition to my sister's family, due to a little help from me. He's adjusted to life with a small human being quite nicely, and he's become a devoted family member that keeps his people laughing all day long. Just look at those frog legs!
Cole was found as a stray kitty, and he spent some time in the shelter due to illnesses. He was adopted within 48 hours of becoming available for adoption at the shelter.
Clearly, I have plenty of examples of cats that started out in difficult circumstances at Willamette Humane Society and who all ended up in loving homes. Now, I just need the same thing to happen to this girl.
Wish her all the best. And if you're in Oregon anywhere near the Willamette Valley, share this sweet face! She'll be ready for a home in just a few weeks, and I want the best for her. Your help can make it happen!
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