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.
Thanks for reading our blog! Peace to you!