Saturday, March 27, 2010

Kitten

This is Kitten the Vet Cat. He is the one who used to come into our courtyard and chew our cat grass and pull faces at us through the windows before it was enclosed. And also before mum and her black thumb killed off our cat grass. Mum loves Kitten. He rubs on her bag and gets his smells on it. As soon as mum gets home, I rub on her bag to replace it with my smells! Kitten was fascinated with Bertie, and Bertie was not bothered by him one little bit. Kitten even used to play with Bertie's poop... there is no accounting for taste! Bertie is now in his foster home with Greta, and is making friends with her kitty Raj. Raj slept the whole night outside Bertie's crate!
We had a couple of comments about Bertie's owners, and wanted to assure everyone that we tried everything we could think of to find them. He was not microchipped or tattooed, and did not have any other identifying features. He was on display for several days at the clinic to see if someone recognised him. There was a ring around of all the local vets to see if he sounded familliar and to register his details, and also of the pet search groups. Greta spoke with the shop and cafe owners up the road and to people who do a lot with rabbits. Mum has been scouring all the internet sites and classifieds where people commonly put lost ads, and backdating the date peramaters. According to the biggest search company, PetSearch, they get an average of two found bunny reports a day, but hardly ever get any lost bunny reports. They said most people seem to be of the mindset that once a bunny is missing it will not be found, and don't look.
The man who brought Bertie into the clinic said he had been in the car park for at least three days, which means he went missing at least two weeks ago including the time he was in the clinic. Because he was so sweet and seemed like he had known love, we really wanted to find his original owners. After he had been in the clinic for 10 days, mum and Greta were told to get rid of him or it would be done for them, so they needed to act. Being found at the golf course, mum also thinks there is a pretty good chance that he was left there and the original owners don't want to find him. It's a sad situation, but mum and Greta are just trying to do the best thing for Bertie. Knowing that it is hard to re-home rabbits, especially males, in Sydney (one of the rescue groups mum spoke with have had several available for eight months) they thought the best option was to get him into a foster care situation and listing him for adoption while continuing to look for an original owner.

18 comments:

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Thank yoo for doing so much to help Bertie. It is sad that his original owners can't be located ... but then again, maybe they could no longer care for him ... or :gasp: didn't want him any more.

We know he be OK though ~ how could he not be with such loving caring people as yourself looking owt for him?

Good luck Bertie ~ it'll all work owt OK in the end. Head bonks.

Aniemother said...

We hope he eventually finds his perfect furever home!

B

Gandalf, Grayson, Whitey and Gracie said...

We are certain you've exhausted every measure to find Bertie's owners and we are very happy he's got a foster home!

Whenever Mom hears about a lost or found pet she always has flashbacks to the panic and sadness she felt when Gandalf went missing for 14 hours when we first moved to Georgia 4-1/2 years ago. It was the worst 14 hours of her life.

Kea said...

Poor Bertie. It's possible his previous humans moved and tossed him out. We're glad he's in a foster home now and hope he finds a good forever home soon!

Cat with a Garden said...

Oh my, Bertie is either lost or got thrown out. Both aren't nice possibilities. But he's now in the right hands for sure. Mom wondered why male buns are hard to home. She had the most delightful male bun when she was a child. He was so, so cool! Nowadays they neuter buns, maybe that would be a point in favour for him...
Paws crossed and please keep us updated.

Cory said...

Bertie is in great paws/hands now. Mom knows how heartbreaking it is to look for an owner and find nothing...no one looking.

Tom, Tama-Chan, Sei-Chan, Yuu-Chan and Bibi-Chan said...

Kitten looks like a sweetie!

We hope that Bertie's luck holds out and he finds a great forever home soon.

Jacqueline said...

Kitten has a sweet face!...Bertie is a real cutie and he's so lucky you intervened on his behalf and took matters into your own hands; we hope he finds a loving forever home soon=sweet loving animals deserve no less!...Thanks for making sure he has a good life!...xo...Calle, Halle, Sukki

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Fingers crossed for Bertie! You've gone above and beyond to find his owners.

Cheyenne -Millie said...

We hope only good things to happen to Bertie. Kitten is cute! ... a lot like Sandusky here.

Mickey,Georgia , Tillie said...

That is a sad story about Bertie. We are glad he is being looked after and we hope he finds a home. We will send him purrs :)
Kitten is a very handsome kitty!!
Bet he smells neat too,huh Fui??
Purrs Mickey,Georgia & Tillie

Pablo said...

You've totally done all you can to find Bertie's owners. If only all animals knew such love and care. Thanks!!

Angel and Kirby said...

Kitten is a pretty kitty! We are glad every thing is being done for Bertie

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

You've got such a lovely mummy to take care of that nice bunny!

Daisy said...

I think you done real good by Bertie!

meowmeowmans said...

What a lucky bunny Bertie is to have been helped by your mum!

Oh, and Kitten sure has a pretty face. :)

TT said...

Happy Belated Purthday Fui and Suey!

Ronny OMC yoo is gettin to be a big mancat in the making!

We is furry HOPPY (MOL) dat Bertie gotid found and yer mom and Greta are helpin finds him a new home.

Molly
Shadow
Trooder

The Island Cats said...

We think Kitten is pretty handsome!! And we're happy Bertie is inside now being taken care of and we hope he can find a new home.