During the summer the Oak Court Cats hosted 2 visitors; 2 Maine Coon siblings spent a few months here while their people found a new home.  It took a little longer than planned but they soon moved into a new apartment and were adjusting to the new place.    They spend their days together, sleeping next to each other, eating from side-by-side dishes together and sitting together on a window sill, watching the birds.

We got a call from their people yesterday; the cats will need to move again. Unfortunately they won’t be moving to a new apartment. Their person is not able to keep them and they’ll have to go back to the rescue center.  This is disheartening as they are close to 3 years old and face slim odds of adoption.  Additionally, they’ve been with each other since their birth and have only been apart for a few hours.  It’s going to be hard.

The Oak Court Cats would like to extend a welcome but  it was apparent, during the summer,  that they just didn’t fit in with the current residents. As they were indoor cats, we couldn’t leave the cat door open for our cats to go in and out during the day.  Our regular cats were not comfortable with the restrictions and we had behavioral issues.

So, what will happen to them?  I don’t know.

I’m a believer in adopting from shelters.  I also believe in giving the older cats a chance.  Of the 3 regulars here, 2 came from shelters; one was 2 years old when we selected him.  If you are interested in adopting, please look at the shelters.  The people there can help you work through a decision on the breed, age and other characteristics.  They can help you find a good lap cat or a good mouser.

I’ll post an update when I hear what happens with the visitors.

Take Care

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