Daily Archives: September 19, 2014

Happy Tails: Socks has been adopted!

Congratulations to Socks, who went to his forever home.

Congratulations to Socks, who went to his forever home.

Socks has gone to his forever home! Black Cat Rescue is pleased to announce the adoption of Socks.

Socks playing with the resident cat in his foster home. He's so friendly, he loves everyone (except dogs, of course)!

Socks playing with the resident cat in his foster home. He’s so friendly, he loves everyone (except dogs, of course)!

Socks came to BCR as a young, cute cat who was terrified of dogs. He is a playful, friendly guy and did great in foster care except for one thing- he’s a biter! Foster Volunteer Nadja found that Socks didn’t have great manners when it came to this razor sharp feline teeth! Socks had a tendency to bite people while interacting and playing with them. He didn’t do it maliciously or to deliberately inflict real harm, he just didn’t realize how painful and unpleasant his pointy teeth are on an unprotected arm or hand. Nadja worked with him, but it was slow going.

More sunbathing, with birds and squirrels to watch for entertainment!

More sunbathing, with birds and squirrels to watch for entertainment!

This was Socks’ only problem. He’s a playful, loving young cat that would make an amazing companion, except when he gets carried away with his teeth. It’s understandable that he isn’t the right cat for every household. Socks had a few adoption visits, and though they were always warned about his bad habits their response was always, “He really bites HARD!”

Socks playing with his string toy in foster care.

Socks playing with his string toy in foster care.

Kyle contacted Black Cat Rescue to find a new friend for herself and her husband. Their cat passed away in April, and enough time had passed, it was time for new life in their household. Once again, we warned of Socks’s biting, but they wanted to meet him in person to see how they felt about him. After the visit Kyle wrote that “Socks does bite quite hard…” but that she and her husband wanted to adopt him! They will continue working with him on this and we anticipate that he will mellow with age.

Congratulations to Kyle and her family– especially Socks!

Happy Tails: Janet has been adopted!

Black Cat Rescue is pleased to announce the adoption of Janet!

Janet loves looking out the window on a sunny day. Foster mom Pat caught her mid-meow!

Janet loves looking out the window on a sunny day. Foster mom Pat caught her mid-meow!

Janet is a sweet 4 year old cat who thought she was living the good life until she was surrendered to a large shelter by her owners who decided to get a dog instead. Janet was terrified in the cage at the at shelter, and the shelter staff knew she would not be able to attract an adopter.

The staff reached out to BCR to see if we could place her in our foster network. Even though we were bursting at the seams, we found a space for Janet.

BCR Foster Volunteer Pat is a seasoned kitty caretaker, with 5 cats of her own. She has a special patience and understanding with cats that allowed Janet to go at her own pace and recover from her ordeal. Even though our foster home Pat has a lot of cats of her own, she has a large area where Janet could be isolated and get some much deserved peace and quiet!

Janet was finally able to get some well-needed rest in Pat's quiet home.

Janet was finally able to get some well-needed rest in Pat’s quiet home.

At first, Janet was very scared and skittish in the foster home. With some time and TLC, she warmed up to Pat and her young grandson. After two months in foster care, Janet came out of her shell and became her sweet, affectionate self! Janet spent her days look out the window, snuggling up with Pat in the bed at night, and keeping her gorgeous black coat in pristine condition. We knew that Janet was a very sweet cat who needed a peaceful environment and someone to bond with in her forever home.

Janet wooing Columbine on her adoption visit. Even with a history of shyness, Janet was friendly and loved Columbine right away.

Janet wooing Columbine on her adoption visit. Even with a history of shyness, Janet was friendly and loved Columbine right away.

Columbine contacted BCR after losing her 18 year-old Maine Coon to kidney problems. She specifically asked about Janet, looking for a calm, friendly cat. Columbine went through quite a bit to get out to Winthrop for the visit– but she pretty much had her heart set on Janet. Despite Janet’s shy history, she was quite the social butterfly during the adoption visit! Janet wooed Columbine with her feline wiles and the two were smitten with each other! Columbine thinks she’ll probably nickname Janet “Jenny” because she looks like Jenny Linsky, a black cat from the Cat Club picture books by Esther Averill.

Congratulations to Janet and Columbine! We wish you all the best for the future.

Congratulations to Janet and Columbine! We wish you all the best for the future.

Congratulations to Columbine and Janet! We wish you many happy years together as a forever family.