Wednesday, March 16, 2011

Wonderful Wednesday

It's been quite a while since we featured our foster family on the blog. There is a reason for that. We had a couple of rounds of illness, and the kittens were making very little progress in terms of socialisation, so we were all feeling a bit disheartened.
Today, Luna makes her return to the blog with some great news. She has found her Forever Family! After lots of eye ointment, the expulsion of more worms than should be physically possible (of two kinds! You should have heard the shrieks coming from our house that night!) and many many hours of socialisation work, Luna was ready to meet a lovely couple who expressed interest in her. You can see in the photo below that her left eye is smaller than her right eye. That was the eye she had problems with, and we aren't sure if they will even up again.
Regardless, she is outrageously cute, and we are very proud of the progress she has made, over the last fortnight especially. She has gone from a kitten who would hide from mum to one who will give the occassional nose kiss and enjoys short patting sessions. The first time she purred was prettier than the prettiest music, ever.She is also happy to play out in the open while people are in the room. We've been using toys to help bring her out of her shell, and her new parents have committed to working with her in becoming more confident at her own pace.
This week, Luna will have her ladygardenectomy and microchip implanted. When she is healed up, she will move in with her new parents. We are very excited for her :)
One of the struggles we had with the kittens being sick is that there was a strict quarantine in our house to keep the resident cats safe. This drove Lishy bananas, and gave mum a lovely skin reaction from the constant spraying of F10 disinfectant. Now that everyone is healthy, the foster family is allowed out of their room for supervised play with the resident cats. They are getting along famously, and it will be so good for the continued socialisation of the little ones. We are already seeing more confidence. It's an exciting time here for us :)

17 comments:

JC said...

I'm glad she is better and has found her forever home. Her eye is a fashion statement ...

Cory said...

That is awesome great news for Luna. She is totally a cutie pie and we wish her the best with her upcoming surgery, recovery and move into her forever home.

We will think happy, fun, come out of your shell thoughts for the remaining kittens!

Mr Puddy said...

Luna look precious !
I'm so happy with her with good news : )
oxoxo

Sparkle said...

It sounds like this latest round of fosters were a lot of work! Purrs and headbutts for a job well done!

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

We love good news! Thank you for starting our day with a smile!

Purrs,
The Chans

Lisa, Jack and Baby said...

We love hearing such good news!

Huffle Mawson said...

Hooray for Luna. What a pretty girl!

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

luna is truly beautiful and her eye size differential barely shows. We are so happy for her and wish her love and luck for her noo forever home.

PS: we can just imagine Lishy going nuts! MOL! We love that Lishy-boy!

The Island Cats said...

Oh we're so happy Luna has found a forever home!! And that the others are doing better too!!

Kea said...

This is such a wonderful, good-news post, after the struggles you've had. Hurrah! And we are thrilled Luna has found her forever home!

-Nicki and Derry

Cat said...

How wonderful for Luna that sh has a new home :-) You have worked so hard with her and given her a great start in like...you rock!!!

Faye said...

Thanks for starting our day with a smile, NOTHING is better than reading a kitten (or puppy) has found its furrever home!!! Luna is a beautiful kitten, and we know she will be loved. Sorry about all the trouble you all had, but your mum is the BEST at caring for sick kittens.

The New Orleans Kitties

P.S. Benny Grunch sends whisker kisses to his pretty Suey

meowmeowmans said...

Yay for Luna! Thank you so much for giving her such a wonderful, loving foster home, and the chance to find her forever family. :)

Daisy said...

That must have been a stressful time! I think Luna has such a sweet face, and I love her little accents of black fur.

Angel and Kirby said...

Luna, you are so pretty. We are glad you have found your furever family!

MoMo said...

Yay for Luna. She is such a pretty cat. With the right family, we are sure she will grow into a loving, happy cat.

HubbleSpacePaws said...

Squeeeee!!!! Congratulations, Luna!! We'll be purrayin' for an uneventful lady gardenectomy and a smooth transition to your furever home.

So glad to hear the kittens are doing well... as evidenced by the trackball post. ;-)