Meet Radish, an older ginger red tabby who lives up to his name. A little sweet, a little spicy with a touch of bitter. Who knows why he landed in a shelter cage after 8 years of having a home but he’s a recent arrival at New Rochelle Humane Society and boy is he not happy being caged. He’s in the cage on top of where our foster gal Nou Nou lived for many months.
The cats are usually quiet in that room but Radish voiced his displeasure loudly and I couldn’t wait the open the door. He gave me a withering look like lady, what took you so long and let me out of here NOW. These accommodations will not do! He may be considered a senior boy at @8 years of age but he did a swan dive down like a kitten. Did I mention he has eyes which bore into your soul and personality to spare?
He explored every nook and crevice of the small windowless room as if it were the Taj Mahal. With about 50 caged cats in the current population, there simply isn’t time to exercise every cat one at a time, but Radish insisted and he stayed out for a rare, full hour. He’s ready, willing and able to be adopted immediately if not sooner. Yesterday would not be soon enough for him. Let’s share, tweet, Pin his graphic or this post so he won’t have to wait long for the pampering he richly deserves.
Another ginger and cream boy, Joe Hardy, with a very different story got adopted again. He was the original hoarding rescue cagemate of dear Gray Boy, may he rest in peace.
Since June of last year, Joe was rescued from a horrific hoarding incident, moved several times to different cages at the shelter, fostered for a few weeks, returned to the shelter and moved to the large cage-free room, adopted but returned recently to the cage-free area and then adopted again last week. That’s a hell of a lot for any cat to go through in under a year. There were many times he looked depressed and dejected but his will to live and love transcended his rocky year.
When I saw him last week, he ran up to me as if to say, I won’t be seeing you again and as much as I adore him, I hope that is the case. This my last ( I hope) shot of him.
For anyone thinking of adopting a cat: whether you know their history or not, please give them a chance to adjust in their own time and their own unique way.