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A tough group

February 22, 2019

I’m sure this happens to everyone who does cat rescue and fostering.  We have a group of cats in the room right now who basically don’t like us and are hard to love!  Cupid may come around, but as a new arrival he was still trying to deny the existence of everything.

Nina swipes at us if we try to touch her, which is hard because she’s so lovely.  She also hates the other cats so she’s always angry.

Belle plays madly but also doesn’t want to be touched.  I have been trying to gently pet her for just a second when she’s busy looking at something.  She will make a little grumbly sound but if I stop she doesn’t turn around and take a swing.

Ozzie also plays, and wrestles wildly with Belle, but while he doesn’t dislike us he seems hyper and will bite us if we pet or carry him.

Lightning is sweet, but he’s so timid that if you want to pet him you have to haul him out of his cubby.

Valerie aka Wednesday doesn’t actively dislike us, but she actively dislikes the others.  She seemed to feel that she could watch from the kitten swap crate without them bothering her, and for the most part that was true.

For the first time, there isn’t really a cat in the room that I feel I can recommend to a potential adopter.  What’s a person to do?  We went by the store last night and it was all the same group, so tomorrow won’t be much different.  We have three empty cages, which we’ve had all week, so perhaps there will be a few new ones with different dispositions to improve the mood…


Well don’t events make you a liar.  I understand that as of this morning Nina and Lightning had both been adopted!  I hope they do very well!

One Comment leave one →
  1. meowmeowmans permalink
    February 24, 2019 10:00 am

    Yay for Nina and Lightning! Sometimes, when kitties aren’t adjusting well to the shelter, we just take a book and sit with them, to help them get used to the idea that we have no expectations of them, and that we can proceed when they’re comfortable. Sometimes it actually works. 🙂

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