Friday, April 19, 2013

We need help!

We have a problem. If anyone out there in the cat blogosphere can help, it would be greatly appreciated.

As many of you know, I rescued Buddy from a trap that a woman had set in her yard. If I would not have taken him, she was going to "dispose" of him. I just could not let that happen.

I have had Buddy neutered. I also had him tested and he is Fiv+. I know this is not a death sentence. It just means Buddy needs a little extra care. Buddy is a hissy cat. He hisses at us whenever we approach. He never strikes out or bites. Buddy loves being brushed. Buddy really loves to eat. He is now on a diet to lose the pounds that I didn't realize he had put on since his favorite position is the "meatloaf" position. Here he is sitting up in the photo. Can you tell Buddy is a bit round for his height?!?!

Recently we found a young cat in our yard. She is so friendly. She also happened to be in heat. We brought her in and proceeded to try and find her home. She was way too clean and healthy to be a stray. Our efforts have failed. She is smart as they come. She understands "down" but always seems to jump back up after a few minutes. Typical teenager/cat. LOL We think she is fairly young and this was her first heat cycle. We have also discovered that she can be quite clutzy when she tries to jump up on anything. We joke that she is graceless. So her name is now Gracee. I haven't had a chance to get her tested for all those nasty diseases so I try to keep her separate from Kintaro and TT. Did I mention how she is so persistent that she managed to open her crate twice by herself? We now have a tie on it so she can't escape. She loves her feather toys! She plays with them until they submit to her.

So now I have 2 cats that I am taking care of. Unfortunately, I can no longer care for them. My new business takes up so much of my time. What used to be a 40 hour work week is closer to 50+ hours a week. I am working way too many hours each week to work with Buddy in an effort to help him become more trusting of people. Poor Gracee stays in a crate until I can spend a couple of hours in the kitchen with the doors closed to let her out and play while I do paperwork for my business.

What these two cats need is a home, a real home with people that want, will care for, spend time with them and, most of all, love them. I will do anything I can to help get them to the right home(s). Our local shelter is full (kitten season) and is not a "no kill shelter". Buddy can't go there as he would be deemed "unadoptable". Gracee has a better chance but cute kittens beat out an (almost) adult cat more times than not. Since the shelter is full, I am worried that if I take Gracee that another cat will have "to go" in order to make room for her. I can't stand the thought of that happening.

It breaks my heart to have to let them go to another home. But it is not fair to them to have to live this way. Is there anyone out there that will step up and take a chance on either one of these two? Perhaps, you might know someone that might be interested? Would you please share this story, this plea for help with them? 

Thank you,
momsbusy, Buddy, & Gracee


  1. Buddy is adorable and Gracee is GORGEOUS! Paws crossed for the best homes! I will share far and wide!

  2. What area do you live in? It helps to know if I am going to alert humans through my social networking channels.

    P.S. Gracee sounds like a very fun kitty!

  3. How about mailing details of your post to Mo at the CB, with a pic of each and a little bit about each or just a pointer to your post?

    The CB often has homes needed posts these days

    If we were in the US we'd snaffle Buddy up in a heartbeat. Our ape loves him.

    Gerry & Mungo

  4. That's a good idea by Gerry and Mungo. In the meantime, we have our paws and fingers crossed that Buddy and Gracee find forever homes (or at least foster ones) real soon!