Thursday, April 23, 2009


After a week of departures and crossings, it was great to receive some positive news.

Little Polly Smitten-Kitten found her Forever Home. I thought there must have been some kind of problem, as I had not seen her on the adoption listings. I was mistaken! She went up on the listing late on a Friday night, and by Saturday morning, there had been several calls about her. The shelter does not put kittens on hold on the phone, as they want people to meet and spend time with the kitties (and dogs) to try and make sure they are a good match. As one of the callers was on their way to the shelter, another couple picked Polly out. The caller arrived as the couple was filling out her paperwork. The caller then proceeded to try and fight the couple for Polly! Needless to say, the caller did not leave with a new family member that day!

Meryl was adopted on Sunday. She went home with a lady the adoption coordinator said was one of the loveliest people she had ever met. We think they will be a good match:) The adoptions of Polly and Meryl mean that all the Smitten-Kittens and Oscars have found homes. Hooray:)

We took Calvin in for a vet check today, as he didn't seem right. His gums were a little pail and he is not carrying as much weight as he should be, but otherwise the vet believed he was ok. He didn't have any worms, eggs, blood or other nasties in the poop sample he graciously offered in the car on the way to his check up. The vet believes his tummy enzymes are a bit out of whack, and that is making him feel a bit sick. We've started him on probiotics to try and help him out, as well as re-worming and treating him for coccidia, just in case. He seems brighter already this afternoon.


Cat with a garden said...

We are absolutely delighted by these good news. We were thinking of Polly and glad to finally hear this. Yay to all fosters finding a good home! Purrs to little Calvin!
Siena & Chilli

Cliff and Olivia said...

That's very good news for Polly and Meryl. We hope they'll both like their new homes. We're purring for Calvin to get well soon.

PDX pride said...

That's such wonderful news! Probiotics really help little ones, so we're purring that Calvin will feel "up to snuff" soon.

Poppy Q said...

Lissa you must be a proud mum when your little kittens get new homes. We hope they found perfect families who will give them lots of love.

You are doing a wonderful job for all of these little kitties.

Tom and Tama-Chan said...

That is indeed wonderful news! Hooray for the two little girls finding forever homes!

We hope that Calvin is 100% again very soon.

Woofs and Purrs,
Tommy, Tama-Chan and Sei-Chan

Tracey and Huffle said...

Yay for Polly and Meryl! I hope Calvin will be okay.

Huffle Mawson

Parker said...

Hooray for Polly and Meryl! Such good news for them!

Aniemother said...

So much good news! We hope the little ones have lots of fun in their furever homes and that little Calvin is feeling way better!


Aniemother said...

So much good news! We hope the little ones have lots of fun in their furever homes and that little Calvin is feeling way better!


Kaz's Cats said...

Woo Hoo! Concats to Polly and Meryl on getting their forever homes. We hope that Calvin keeps getting better too - life's no fun when you don't feel well. Purrs to him, and to the rest of the gang at Forever Foster,


Gypsy & Tasha

Cory said...

We're so happy for Polly and Meryl! Purrs to Calvin, we hope he feels better soon.

barb said...

Yay! I am overjoyed that Polly and Meryl have found their Forever Homes!

Feel better soon, Calvin!

Angel said...

I can see why people all wanted that sweet Polly. We are so happy for her ans Meryl! Sending purrs for Calvin, Stella and her babies!

Daisy said...

Hooray for Polly and Meryl! Have a wonderful, happy life with your new Forever families!

Charlemagne and Tamar said...

Yay for finding good homes for Polly and Meryl!

We hope that Calvin feels better soon.

Charlemagne and Tamar

Shaggy, Scooby and Scout said...

Wonderful news about the adoptions. We are glad that bully didn't get any kitty that day! We hope he is going to be carefully looked into if he shows up again to try to get a kitty.
Hope you're feeling better soon, Calvin!

Shandaygato said...

Meowlo Suey and Fui:

The kittens are SO precious, and what happy news that more have adopted people.

The New Orleans Kitties

P.S. Whisker Kisses to Pretty Suey from Benny Grunch

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

Oh what happy news!!! Sounds like both kitties went to the right families!!! WOOT !!!!!!!!!!!
WE will send purrs for Calvin so his tummy feels better. The probiotics will help :)
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie
PeeEss: Thanks for your purrs. The Vet says that things are in early stages,so I am hopeful :)
Purrs Mickey

Grrreta said...

We're so happy that Polly and Meryl found forever homes. Yay! (We're also very glad that Polly didn't go home with the caller that tried to start a fight.) We're sending lots of purrs to Calvin. We hope the probiotics help him feel better.

The Island Cats said...

Oh we're so happy that Polly and Meryl have been adopted!!!

milocat said...

Such happy news to read on a Sunday. Purrs.