||[Nov. 10th, 2009|10:39 am]
Anyone know of anyone local with kittens available? We had agreed that Alisa can have 2 kittens (in return for her leaving her cat in Russia with Бабушка/Grandmother). Now it's time to make good on the promise.|
She seems partial to long-haired tabbies, but all considered. And we might stop by Angel Memorial to check out the kittens there. We looked on the website and saw one she loved, but kittens are like chocolates- you can't just have one. They need companionship.
Petfinder.org is your friend :)
Also, maybe she will consider a youngin' (2 or younger) and a kitten? Too many adult kitties who are absolutely wonderful need homes :)
I was going to suggest both but especially an older cat. They're more likely to have manners and know the rules. I can't imagine two kittens at one time...
how about three?
that's what we ended up with, and there were days i was definitely at my absolute wits end wondering when the hell they would grow up.
i'm told though, that it's worse if they only have themselves to entertain.
2009-11-11 11:30 am (UTC)
Three? Yikes. It's pretty shocking the mischief they can get into. I've had kittens
that were climbers. Makes for a rude awakening as you're brushing your teeth getting ready for work. And the. Finding curtains on the floor when you finally get back home.
haha, yeah, all of that.
basically what happened was, i lived with a couple for many years. they wanted to get a cat at some point. well, the female component was a vet tech, and someone dumped a family of kittens on them. she fostered a couple until they found homes, but they got attached to one (surprise!) so we just decided the time was right. buuuut, one didn't get adopted. he was the runt, and so sickly, they didn't think he would even live very long but couldn't we take him in as he might do a bit better with a sibling to hang out with.
how could we say no?
after awhile he grew up just fine, except for kind of being a retard and never learning how to meow properly.
that xmas, we were finally in a new apartment, away from a crazy roommate where the animals had free reign (did i mention i also had 2 dogs at the time? lol) and a 'stray' appeared outside. in this complex we had TONS of strays and feral cats, but this poor thing was obviously domesticated and had gotten out. she just lurked around our door, putting her paws up on you to be held whenever we'd come out. my roommate saw a dude lurking around late that night who said 'oh yeah, that cat was my mom's but she can't afford it, take it if you want.'
this kitten was so teeny and dehydrated, she would have died outside in the cold that night.
and fuzzball makes three!
(after which, we firmly decided nothing with fur could ever enter our apt...or eyesight, because it probably would not leave, heh.)
but yeah, every day was a new adventure in "dammit they figured out how to get to that one place they couldn't get!"
There must be a few animal rescue shelters in the Boston area with cats to be adopted and I agree with Jen, don't just look for the cute kittens. There will always be an audience for them, so look into getting adult cats as well.
My friend in Easthampton just had a neighborhood cat have 4 kittens in his closet. Send him a note: mohawkjames at gmail dot com
He's also "znuh" on LJ.
Quincy has an animal shelter.
If you're looking for slightly older than kittens I've got a couple of friends with young (<1 year) cats that could use a good home.