Tuesday, August 30, 2016
We're Going to Miss Those Paws!
Whenever we have orange kittens, they always get snatched up fast. In fact, it's not uncommon for us to have folks on the "wait list" for orange kittens. They are always big loves, so I understand why they are always so popular. It seems that nearly everyone's favorite cat from their childhood was a big orange tabby -- I hear this all the time!
Lisa had been thinking about adding an orange kitten to her family for a long time, so when Russell made his appearance on the blog, she emailed me right away to express her interest.
I know Lisa through her daughter, Hanah, who is a volunteer at the shelter. They're good animal people, so I was happy to hear she was wanting to meet this boy.
Once the kittens were out of quarantine, we had Lisa and her husband, Mark, over for a meet-and-greet. Russell had just settled in for a nap when they visited and made very little effort to impress these folks. That was fine, he's pretty impressive without having to try to very hard -- all that orangey cuteness, those thumbs, and a motor that doesn't stop -- it's pretty dreamy.
They took turns holding the napping lad. They were in love, and that was that.
Like I said before, they're good animal people, so naturally their house if full of sweet creatures. Russell now has two brother cats and a gentle dog brother, too!
They've been taking introductions slow and easing him in gently to make sure everyone is fine with this big change. So far, it sounds like it's going well. There was a little hissing at first - that's to be expected - but now all the cats playing together and the tension is decreasing. They all love their laser toy and have been bonding over that.
Stanley, the dog, has been the biggest adjustment for Russell, but he seems to be taking that all in stride. It sounds like he's just trying to figure out exactly what that big, friendly creature is. I'm sure once he does, they'll be buddies -- Stanely gets along great with the cats, and even plays with them.
We're very happy for Russell. He's got a great family who loves him a lot and lots of friends to keep him busy!
We're going to miss that boy and those adorable paws, but knowing he's in such a great home, makes it all bearable!