Saturday, June 27, 2015


Marigold is settling in nicely. She has full run of the house at this point and except for abit of growling when the boys pass by a little too close, everyone is keeping the peace. As usual, both our boys give Marigold a very wide berth simply because she is a female - they tend to command such and this girl is so exception.

We have yet to hear her meow but we've heard her growl and if you are doing anything to her that she doesn't like or feel comfortable with, she can and does let you know it. Because she is a little on the plus side size wise, she's currently experiencing issues maintaining cleanliness in the derriere section of her pretty self; so we're having to give her abit of assistance in that department which NONE of us are enjoying! We're hopeful though that the weight control food we've introduced her to as well as the exercise of the stairs in our home will both help her to shed abit of her extra self and with that she'll be better able to take care of all her grooming needs on her own.

It's obvious she's enjoying the comforts of a home again, even if it does mean sharing it with two boys at least for the time being.

Tuesday, June 23, 2015


Shortly after Quincy's adoption on Friday evening, we received word that there was a sweet girl at the shelter who had been waiting patiently for a whole month in a cage for her second chance at happiness. Initially we never saw her picture and knew nothing else about her except that she was a calico and had been an owner surrender.

Bright and early Saturday morning we headed out to the west end of the city to finally break her free of her cage.....

We've named this pretty one, Marigold. After only afew short days we've already begun giving her exposure to the boys and the rest of the house in the evenings while we're awake and then retiring her to her room for overnight so she (and us), can relax peacefully. Tonight is her 2nd night out and except for some serious hissing on her part to let the boys know she won't tolerate any monkey business, she's been doing extremely well.

Isn't she just lovely.

Saturday, June 20, 2015


A couple of nights ago I received an email from the rescue indicating that there was someone interested in Quincy. No sooner had I finished reading that one, than there was a follow up email from the interested person themself - enquiring about coming to meet him.

I spoke briefly on the phone with the potential adopter and then arrangements were made for "M" to come out last night to meet him. To be honest, I didn't think this would result in anything but perhaps a nice visit. I never envisioned Quincy going home with this woman, not because I didn't think she was offering a good home, but moreso because I didn't see Quincy being ready just yet for a move.

Last night came, the potential adopter arrived and things unfolded from there. Quincy did really, really well with his first meet n' greet. He didn't hide and wasn't overly nervous. He also enjoyed presents "M" brought which included abit of catnip and some stuffed mice! An hour or so later, and he was in the carrier, headed home to forever.


This morning I woke up wondering how he was - and here's what I found in my Inbox:

Hi LisaMarie,
I just wanted you to know that Quincy seems to be doing great. It took him about an hour to venture out of the closet, looking for affection. It took him all of ten minutes to find the patio door, which he keeps going back to to look out of. By 10pm he was playing with the mouse you gave him. Now he is flopped out on the couch.

And then I saw these:

Quincy was ready afterall...........

Sunday, June 7, 2015


Quincy is doing great! Still somewhat nervous about sudden movements and loud noises, overall he's coming out of his shell more and more every day. We did have to make a vet visit with him yesterday because we were a little concerned about his thin frame and the fact that it doesn't appear he's put any weight on in the three weeks he's been with us. He has a fantastic appetite which made us wonder if perhaps there were throid issues at play (him being a little older it's not totally uncommon). Bloodwork will gives us an answer in a few days time and in visiting the vet's office, everyone remarked on what a well behaved sweetie he is.

He has such a kind temperment and is so gentle. Just last night he curled up in the crook of my arm as I lay reading in bed - it was so adorable to see him relaxing and enjoying the warmth and love we're offering. There's no doubt that he's had it rough but that's all behind him now and every day we see new glimpses of a very grateful kitty who is re-learning what it means to be loved.