Sunday, November 15, 2020

The Felons Have Their Mugshots Taken

The kittens had the photo-shoot for their website profile yesterday. They were shy of the new human who came to take their pictures, but consented to pose for several good images. Oleo and Bisto are now formally available for adoption, though they won’t be going anywhere before their first veterinary visit and vaccinations in the first week of December. Screening potential adopters will be tough but necessary: everyone loves kittens; someone who will also love the adults they grow into is not as common. You can see their ‘official’ pictures here: http://pawsociety.com/OleoandBisto.html.

I took some photographs myself while this was going on. Renn allowed the Felons to come close, though he didn’t seem to enjoy the experience. He whined and cried a bit and only once gave a real warning, which the little ones heeded. Yet, like Josie, my big boy did not move away or leave the room, which he could have done. (Josie was tolerant last evening as the kittens played and chased each other in the bedroom. When the two of them ran right over my Chubs as she lie in the heated cat-bed, though, she hissed, looked at me, and climbed to the top of the tallest cat-tree to continue her snooze. I could almost hear the sigh.)

You can tell from these pictures, I think, that Bisto is the more outgoing of the two brothers. Indeed, Oleo hid under the bed when my friend came in to take pictures. Bisto did as well but came out a minute later at my urging; his sibling took more coaxing (ie. I had to lift him bodily from his refuge.) With a second person present to hold squirming kittens, I was able to cut the Felons’ claws. Bisto’s was the sharper by a bit, but Oleo felt his loss more: he tried climbing up the bedspread subsequently; it was like watching Superman after he had been deprived of his powers.


After the visit, the Felons were tired, and slumbered on the bed. Sometimes, they plop down separately, and sleep where they fall.


Afterward, however, they went back into the bathroom for a spell, where they cuddled together in the shaggy bed, and lie and, eventually, fell asleep in these adorable positions. It was a full day for them.



25 comments:

  1. Oh they're so cute! I absolutely love their pictures. Hopefully they will be adopted together, and I'm sure they will find homes in no time.

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  2. I don't know how anyone could look at those photos and not fall in love.

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  3. Those wee paws up in the air...SQUEE!!!

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  4. I looked at the official photos, they're wonderful. I hope they find a forever home together, dear little hearts. 💖

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  5. They are so adorable and I agree, together would sure be nice!

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  6. I looked at the official photos and the write-up and I predict they won't be with you much longer! Fingers crossed they are able to go to their forever home together.

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  7. The photos are adorable. I do hope they get adopted together.
    Poor Josie, Kit used to get the same from Eric and Flynn when they were babies charging around.

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  8. HaHa! Bless!xx Lovely!
    I hope they find a home together,
    would be heartbreaking to separate
    them..perhaps they could take there
    shaggy bed with them, or perhaps not!
    They'll be a bit BIG for it..! :o)

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  9. Those two little kittens have certainly grown in the few weeks they've lived in your home. They don't look so fragile anymore. It's nice that they will be put up for adoption and hopefully they will never be separated. I love seeing all the photos and so glad you were able to take these two in. I'm sure when they do get adopted will be some heartbreak on your part.

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    1. I know you've been busy John, but surely you will miss the little Felons. I would find it so difficult to give them up if they were here, as I have just one cat commanding the house.

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  10. I just went to read their write up for adoption. I think you may be the author, and a perfect rendering it is. Describes them beautifully. The pictures are perfection. The photog did wonderfully well. The write up for these dear little ones is the best I have seen. Here where I live the description of available cats is very short and no indication of the personality of the cats.

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  11. There is nothing cuter than happy playful kittens!

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  12. wee small doodz...yur rite up at PAW iz amazing N we haz 984 pawz crossed timez 984 that yur both adopted two gether...may bee PAW will make that a "rool" and we hope yur in yur foreverz home just as soon as yur out on bail :) ♥♥☺☺

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    1. That's the plan, guys: the Felons are to be adopted together.

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  13. Their mugshots are adorable! I do hope they are not parted!
    I noticed their adoption fees. Will they give a lower rate if adopted together? Might be a few people who would be interested but not able to afford them both. I'm just curious because I really, really want them to be together!!!!

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    1. The fees are usually not lowered, as they represent a substantial savings for the adopter in the first place, considering the cost of spaying and neutering, vaccinations, deworming and other medical expenses. The rescue-group plans to keep Oleo and Bisto together.

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  14. I can’t imagine there will be any problem with adopting them together. It would be like choosing Fred without Ginger.

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  15. Dearest John,
    Thank you so much for your visit and comment on my post about the loss of our Barty, one of six... So you also have three, and fostered some babies with love and tender care.
    Hoping that your adoption write up (it shows that you love the Oxford dictionary, and that's what we went by for writing and publishing our book!) bears fruits and that these adorable critters will soon find their furrever home, full of love.
    There are good people and also criminals. We found a sweet half Persian kitty on our driveway, up in the Magnolia tree. Sheltering from the rain and oh so scared. We coached him down and rushed him to the Vet who took good care of him and we paid a hefty $ 500 but with love. Obviously some evil human did drop him at our place... he was sick. We have had him about a year, always sick, breathing with his mouth open and emitting a foul odor. We tried everything, our most expensive kitten ever. The rest of six did all love him but still we ended up having to put him down... he lost the battle with something terrible that might have been curable in the beginning. Another sad story was this year's encounter (and before!) of a Russian blue from across the street. He came upstairs, through both cat doors and marked the entire hallway, living room, office and our bedroom. That is awful and when my husband told the owner, he promised to have him neutered and taken care of. Well, he never got neutered but a couple of days later, my husband Pieter could hear 3 shots... We never saw him again. That hurts, regardless the things he caused for us and our kitties were all confused by his spraying all over the house. On the windshields of our cars etc. He literally ruined our chrome shelves on wheels, in the garage, causing nasty rust spots everywhere. Sad stories and sad lives for some of them. May the good always win however!
    Hugs,
    Mariette

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    1. The depth of peoples evil is so disheartening. We did not know you all before Barty left but give our support in prayer and purr

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  16. The Felons really are so very precious. They will be adopted quickly we are sure and you do such a fine job of helping them in that endeavor. Thanks friend

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