A House Without a Kitty is not a Home

It's been far too quiet around these parts since Mister Bill's passing.

We gave ourselves time to grieve and get used to the absence of Bill.

Once we were ready to let some furry little ones into our heart, we started our research. We never once considered purchasing a purebred cat, or buying from a pet store. There are far too many orphaned and abandoned pets looking for homes to do that in my opinion.

The SF Bay Area has a number of cat rescue organizations, many of which post on craigslist when they have fostered animals needing placements in permanent homes. It was through craigslist that we found Wonder Cat Rescue.

I was impressed with their adoption application and its thoroughness in ensuring a prospective cat adopter understood adopting a pet is a significant lifetime commitment, not something to be taken lightly. After filling it out, I emailed to express interest in a pair of kittens we'd seen.

I received a prompt email back from Stephanie to let us know that although those two sisters had been spoken for, she had two brothers looking for a home. We set up an appointment to meet the kittens and have a playdate under the watchful eye of their foster parents.

When we arrived to meet them, we were welcomed to the apartment by the resident kitty. She did a great job of showing the initially skeptical kittens that we were worth checking out, what with all our chin scratchies and pets.

The boys soon determined that we seemed to be OK, and that we had toys, and surrendered themselves to 45 minutes of mildly strenuous play while we talked to the foster parents.

Fun Fact: You can play with 1 mouse on a string with two kitties at one time provided you can keep mouse end and string end moving simultaneously and with 6 inches between them.

This afternoon, we got the notification that our adoption was approved. So now we're just waiting to hear back from the foster parents as to a good day and time to pick them up. To say that we are thrilled is an understatement.


San Francisco Bay Area Cat Rescues

San Francisco Bay Area SPCAs and Shelters