We got some new friends last week! We picked out these kitties from the Lincoln County Animal Shelter… Isaac and Poblano were by FAR the coolest dudes there. An important part of this adoption because we are not really ‘cat people’. Mitch has never ever had one! I was shocked to find that out.
These really are the coolest cats. They are clean and cuddly, they don’t mind sleeping out on the porch and they are already investigating their best vantage points to hunt from! Sorry suckers… you little mice are gonna have to get moving.
The first couple of days were funny… trying to make sure they don’t run away, introducing them to the dogs, etc. Here is a quick series of some of the antics.
We have had good luck slowly letting everyone meet for short supervised visits and then giving everyone a break. So far so good! Now we can let the dogs out and the cats know to get up in a tree. The first time that happened, we thought Poblano was stuck, but he came down on his own.
THEN, we took all 5 (yes, as in FIVE) animals to the vet. That was a serious fiasco, but totally my kind of fun. Our new amazing vet, Dr. Malter was incredibly informative, patient (5 animals… remember?) and most importantly made us feel like really good parents with a whole pack of healthy pets!
Ok, that’s all the info I can give before I start sounding like a crazy-cat-lady! As my dear friend Ali aptly stated that she thought we may be becoming hoarders! Eeek… noted, thanks Ali.
hahaha! Welcome to the fam P & other cat that I don’t know the name of.
Poblano and Isaac!
I’ll add their names now! Very important.
I hope they catch lots and lots of mice for you. Way to go getting them all into the vet at the same time. Can’t wait to see you on the coast this summer.
Congrats on the new kitties! I have two cats that I adopted from a shelter four years ago and I absolute love them. Cats (and I’m sure pets in general) are a never-ending stream of funny moments and love! I bet the cats are super happy to have trees to climb and a nice barn to live in. My cats, on the other hand, are city kitties that don’t even know what to do with a bug when they get their paws on one. Oh well! 🙂
Thanks!! They are so cute… they are finding their way inside because we love cuddling with them so much. It’s nice to adopt kitties and help out the overpopulated and overworked shelters!
I agree! It makes me so sad to see cats without homes. I just want to adopt them all but I know that two at a time is probably my maximum before things would get too crazy! But we do what we can 🙂 I’m glad your cats are doing well!