- Apr 20, 2017
Greg and Arnold were adopted from Kijiji.
Wow!Kaia we adopted from the humane society at 10 weeks old. She was born and raised in foster care. They did a great job with her. She’s always been confident and sure of herself.
Binx we adopted from a different SPCA. He was rescued with his two sisters when he was 4 months old. He was almost dead and totally covered in fleas. He spent a week in the hospital trying to live and get better. He’s amazing. After all he’s been through, he’s confident and loving and so funny. I want to make all his days comfortable and great after what he went through in the beginning.
Phoebe, Daisy and Hadji are gorgeous! I love the subtle dilute blue and cream of Phoebe's coat.My first three, when I was a kid, were dumped in our back yards. All those since were adopted from shelters, except Thomas, whose UNPRINTABLE owners abandoned him when they moved out (they were neighbours), and Hadji, who my mum rescued from the car park at her work. He was from a feral colony there, and barely a month old. I’ve no idea why he was alone - there were no other cats nearby - Mum suspected workmen around the place had picked him up and maybe his mother abandoned him if he smelled wrong. Anyway he grew up to be the most beautiful medium-hair black cat, who had zero idea about hunting. He’d let pigeons walk right in front of him. We had him for fifteen years, one of our clowder of five.
The current queens of the house, Phoebe and Daisy, came from shelters too. Phoebe was another who chose us, settling down for a bath on Mum’s lap in the shelter. I was looking for an older cat, preferably a tricolour, to keep Maddie company, not a barely-out-of-kittenood grey (actually she’s dilute tortie, but her fawn colour hardly shows). But nope, she had made the choice!
Daisy came from Queensland. We were living there for a couple of years and that’s where Maddie passed away. Phoebe was clearly pining for her (which would have made Mads laugh: she didn’t like Phoebe much) so I looked for another cat immediately. I applied for Daisy the first day she appeared on the RSPCA website. She was the only cat at that very small shelter not marked as “needs to be only cat”. She’s also the only cat I’ve adopted whose shelter name I’ve kept. They’re both extremely affectionate cats with me. They don’t mind each other, they chase each other around (usually after lights out, sigh) and sleep on my bed whether I’m in it or not, but they don’t cuddle up or wash each other, they’re not bonded that way.
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Phoebe when I adopted her, seven years ago.
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First photo of Daisy, less than two years ago.
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The pair of them now.
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First photo of Hadji.
View attachment 432364Mum wrote “Hadji. No comment” next to this in the album.