Little Mr Handsome Puffy Angus when we were still fostering him July 2007.
He still likes to play with the largest toys. At night he carries them around in his mouth, while he meows his "call of the wild" muffled by his catch.
Angus, whose name was originally Parris, stayed in our foster room with a young female named Laurel (because she was found in the mountain laurel bushes outside the humane society). She was adopted to a nice lady.
Angus tugged on my heart strings (which I believe is called a failed foster?!) and he's been wonderful addition to our family ever since.
His new guardian sent us this picture of him and gave us this update:
"Joseph is doing great. I think my little apartment feels like home to him and although I now leave the door to the downstairs open when I leave he rarely goes downstairs, however he does follow me when I go downstairs but often heads back upstairs before me. He talks to me a lot and plays all the time. His favorite plaything is still the red flyswatter. I have been feeding him freshly ground cat food made at Mainely Poultry and he loves it."
"I've discovered he likes to catch houseflies. He has quite a talent for it. This morning there were wild turkeys outside in the storm and Joseph loved watching them. He enjoys all the windows and is frequently perched on a windowsill taking in the goings-on outside.
If we could find the perfect forever home for Joseph, it would be at the end of a country road.
On a rolling farm.
With a friendly pony
and friendly cows
surrounded by beautiful fields
(oh, heck, let's make it blueberry fields since we are in Maine)
and to feel safe in the arms of a warm and loving guardian.
Welcome to your forever home, Joseph!
We couldn't be more pleased to announce that
Joseph was adopted on Sunday!
Being the brave risk taker he is, Joseph took out to explore his new home right away,
and found everything in perfect order!
Joseph came to us looking tired and bedraggled only two short months ago.
He healed, ate, slept, sunned and filled out into a gorgeous boy.
We are grateful for the many people who donated to help Joseph including Kari, Betty, Gail, Trish and Caren!!
For those of you who want to know why we couldn't keep Joseph, please keep reading below....
Otherwise, thanks for stopping by!
Why we couldn't keep Joseph:
Many of you have given us wonderful advice on how to integrate a kitty who doesn't like other cats into a multicat household. Under different circumstances we would love to take on a project like that. However, my beloved boy, Snafu (who is growing more deaf each year) has anxiety and social issues, which have been heightened due to the unfamiliar smell of new cat on everything and especially on me. Snafu's demeanor has changed and I'm working with him medically and behaviorally to resolve the change (I hope after Joseph's smell is gone, he'll come back to himself). Since Snafu has the only other room in our cottage, there wasn't a place to separate Joseph out.
Also, we have two elderly special needs dogs that need a lot of our attention. Cooper is mostly blind and deaf as well as senile, and Buzz is living with cancer (lymphoma). So we could not add more stress factors into our household.
We are looking forward to winter coming, slowing down and becoming more contemplative.