Sunday, December 23, 2012


O'brien's 3 1/2 months old, hes been with me since he was 7 weeks.  Doesn't sound like long but its been forever.  He and his siblings came to me from a feral momma in the neighborhood.  We live on a busy street so it was either leave them out to fend for themselves or take them in and find homes.  They all tamed in a day, so little and sweet, playful as can be.

They were the 2nd set to come to me, the first was in a foster home then went to the humane society who found them all homes by 4 months.  Not this time, they're still on a wait list and no word on when they can be taken in.  Just as well since I heard they were giving cats away now.  I can't bear to think of the kinds of homes who get these furbabies, there are so many who need homes how careful can a humane society be and still function?  I've had a difficult time myself, found homes for 2 females but now its getting harder; one recent applicant backed out after finding a younger kitten; 2 others were under 21 and not in stable situations.

I'm starting to wonder if I'll be stuck with them.  I'm trying not to panic but I really don't want more cats-I have 2 adults who were left here 6 months ago that I didn't want.  One is ill, the other sprays even though he's fixed so I can't rehome either of them, even if anyone wanted adult cats.

What if the humane society says they'll take the kittens now?  They're almost 4 months old, will they get good homes, will they sit in cages for months?  Will they be returned?  I didn't put all this time and love into them only to have them fall into a bad situation.

I'll just keep trying.

Feral momma is pregnant again, about to have her babies any day.  I've been trying to trap her but so far she's too smart to get caught.  Sadly, she will have to do this all on her own but I will be watching and hoping for the best, whatever that is. 

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