Friday, March 15, 2019

Another Visit with Adah

I was able to become re-acquainted with Adah last Saturday. She is the kitten I found on the day of her birth. Her mother, we believe, was too young to understand how to take care of her and her two siblings, who died the next day. Adah survived. She was taken in by the rescue group of which I am part, the Lethbridge PAW Society, and given to a surrogate cat-mom to nurse. Adah thrived. You can read about her beginnings on my blog entries from April, 2018.


The second Saturday of every month, PAW brings a cat or two to the downtown Homes Alive pet-supply shop in Lethbridge, to show them off, hoping to generate interest in their adoption and awareness of rescuing cats in general. Last Saturday, Adah and her foster-brother and best friend, Tucker (not to be confused with my roly poly) were brought in.


Adah did well, though she clearly preferred to be elsewhere. She was unnerved at first but calmed down later. Tucker, all black but for a tuft of white on his chest, and at least half again as large as Adah, was more outgoing, and was a comfort to his foster-sister. They charmed everyone who saw them; they are both people-cats, and love being with humans, especially attentive ones. They are going on eleven months of age - Tucker being ten days the elder - though Adah, while facially mature, is still petite, and likely always will be.


They get along with other cats and with dogs, though one, for some reason, raised Adah’s ire. Pets are allowed to visit Homes Alive with their people, so long as they are on leashes (the pets, not the people). One dog who came in was a big fellow, a mastiff, I think. He was very friendly, ambling about, his tail wagging, happy to make new friends. Well, Adah was not happy to be one of them. Though the dog didn’t approach to within a yard of Adah’s cage, the little cat suddenly began growling and hissing, then charged the dog - though of course she couldn’t leave her confines. Her hackles were literally raised, and stayed raised for about ten minutes, while she growled at everything in general.

This would be no bar to Adah living with dogs. She would grow accustomed to a canine roommate in no time, and a cat would be a pal for her; it’d be nice if she and Tucker could be adopted together, but it’s not necessary.

I’m surprised she has not been adopted by now - but then I’m surprised that every cat is not adopted. Adah loves people, is friendly, fun and perfect for a home with or without other cats. Perhaps the next time I see her, it will be as she is heading to her permanent home.

14 comments:

  1. Adah is a beauty! I hope she and her adopted brofur Tucker get adopted together. Spay and neuter, folks...practice TNR!

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  2. She's adorable, as is the adopted brother Tucker. Purrs from the kitties that they find their forever homes soon.

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  3. She's grown into such a cutie; I love that little black spot on her chin.

    I've been noticing in your sidebar that she and Tucker are still up for adoption. I don't know how anyone could resist the duo, but I know only too well that the demand for cats is far less than the supply. *Sigh*

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  4. Oh I can hope that they are both adopted together. What beauties they both are.

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  5. I'm surprised she's still waiting for her forever home too, but you are correct in that, sadly, many cats (and dogs) wait for a very long time, if they ever are adopted. I do hope someone falls in love with them both, it would be particularly special if they were adopted together.

    BTW, some humans probably should be on leashes. Just saying.

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  6. I hope they do get adopted together. She has grown into a beautiful girl, and I love that black spot on her chin.

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  7. I agree with all of the above comments. Adah and Tucker are both gorgeous, and it would be fantastic if they could be adopted together. But I think Kea and I are of the same opinion - I too can think of quite a few humans that should be on leashes. :-)

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  8. She looks very sweet, and like you we fail to understand how her beauty and friendliness have not found her some people to love. We hope her forever home is found soon.

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  9. Adah is so pretty. I do hope she finds her furever home soon. I wish she and her brother could be adopted together. Like you, I am always surprised that all cats aren't adopted or taken in during the kitten stage since they are all so cute then!

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  10. Those two look gorgeous together plus the benefit of getting along together.
    So sad they haven't been adopted yet. Being a dog owner my entire life and now being owned by cats for the last five years,I find cats easier and less demanding than having a dog. I now have three rescued cats and would have more but the hubby says no. Saying that means nothing since the last two cats he said no to, are now part of our family! LOL! He can't resist either!
    If people could just understand having more than one or two is not that much more work, maybe more could be adopted. I do understand for some that it's not possible.
    I do hope Adah and Tucker find their forever home together soon.

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  11. She is truly beautiful.

    If she had that reaction to the mastiff, it would be good if she went to a hoe with no dogs probably. Just guessing.

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  12. Adah is lovely. Thank for the update. I was justing thinking of her the other day and wondering how she was getting on. I do hope that she finds her forever home soon - with her best buddy, Tucker, of course.

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  13. I've read that the little bit of white that Tucker, like so many other black cats, has on his chest is called God’s thumbprint or an angel's kiss. It's supposed to be a sign of God's grace.

    More prosaically, it is due to a blip in fetal development where color cells did not migrate to the embryo's midline.

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