I know it's been quite some time since the last entry.............
The delay has been mostly due to our having upgraded our computer system and in the process, somehow our camera adapter to download our photos was tossed out with the old system. So, that meant that posting would be without pictures, and I didn't want to bore anyone with that idea so the intention was to wait until we purchased a new adapter. But 2017 has been busier than expected, and we still don't have the adapter (don't get me started!!).
All that said, the BIGGEST piece of news we can share right now is that Oreo was adopted at the end of January, but unfortunately not from the Safe Haven. His litterbox issues (of defecating outside of the box) became pretty consistent - he was still using the box but not "finishing" there. In addition, his bullying of our Silly was becoming more and more aggressive, and it was clearly evident that Silly was very nervous around him. So at the end of January, with heavy hearts and because we couldn't figure out why he was having the litterbox issues since he'd had a clean bill of health AND was no longer suffering any constipation issues of any kind; we decided to move him to a single pet foster home in the hopes that that would put an end to the behavior - and it did. He wasn't in his foster home a week and he had stopped the litterbox habit altogether, AND had a call for adoption.
In all the years we've been fostering, he's only the third foster to be removed from our care prior to adoption, and it just broke our hearts. But clearly, he was not happy sharing his space with our boys, and the litterbox was his way of letting us know. We stayed in constant touch with his 2nd foster Mom right up until he was adopted, and his forever family ended up being related to one of our own rescue volunteers, so we're pretty certain he'll be well cared for.
Currently, we don't have our next guest so although we're missing the extra set of paws in the house, it's give our boys the chance to really enjoy their home again AND us the chance to clean up the basement carpet properly before welcoming anyone else. Hopefully our next entry will have the latest AND pics.
Stay tuned and Happy New Year!!!!!