March 2021 Adoptions
Donatello and Domino
-adopted by Dee and Den McDowell
Donatello and Domino were adopted by their foster parents. The following is an excerpt from the article "Awakening" about the McDowell's experience as foster parents.
"Domino and Donatello arrived with us and like Blitzen and Dimitri, took a few days to begin to settle in with us. They had been through a rather scary time before they were removed from the wild and we were constantly aware of their reluctance to get close to us. Even now, they are still very wary of us both at times although they have come much closer and friendlier. We assume that this wariness has been caused by their previous scares. So, because of this, we were very reluctant to put them through another ‘settling-in period’ with new parents and decided to adopt them.
Like Blitzen and Dimitri, Domino and Donatello give us so much to watch and listen to. Domino actually speaks back, having a conversation particularly with Dee, changing his sound to make sure we understand. Donatello however does not make any sound at all, but purrs loudly when happy. One morning we were awoken at 4.00 am to the sound of the vacuum cleaner running...somehow one of the ‘dynamic duo’ had managed to turn the machine on! They wrestle with each other several times each day, and then calmly sit next to each other whilst they watch the birds through the sliding glass doors out to the deck. In the night, they also love to run up and down the stairs, chasing and racing each other, it seems, before they jump up on the bed and cuddle up between us."
-adopted by Pat and Charles Macomber
Hello [Macomber Family],
Helen is taking dictation for me (Miller) since I can't do the keyboard yet.
She asked me if I would like to come and live with you two....and I got so excited, I fell off my tower. But now I feel just fine....and so happy.
Would it be okay if you were my new humans? I think you are so nice and loving and have such a beautiful home that I can wander all about and snuggle with you two...and I could help Charles make rugs. Would that be okay? Let me (and Helen) know when I can come home.
Thank you. I am so excited.
Miller (via Helen)
Hello Helen; I just got my tablet out to fill you in on the rest of our day. I must say Miller was very polite. We talked at great length about what plans we have for tomorrow all the while I rubbed his head. We rested after all the excitement. Easy breasy. I had arranged the second bath on the 1st floor, litter box in the shower (he has used it twice) cleared out cabinet under sink where I put a bed I had, and in general made a safe place. He acted in control and was confident when I made of him. I cannot get over his friendly behavior. He definitely enjoys human connection. Devoured a can of food you sent home with him. The day has been good and I cant wait for tomorrow. I will let you know more. I think we will make a very nice family. Thank you.
I was up at 3:30 and went to check "mr. personality" and immediately had a visitor in my lap looking into my eyes. I assume I can label him "no longer shy". And he served muffins for breakfast. He spread out over my bare feet while I had coffee in front of TV. I had not seen his belly until now. Nice surprise. I have to go now ladies. You have all given Miller a second start. Pat
All is progressing nicely...Mr. Miller is quite a character. I was not feeling well for most of the day and this fellow stayed glued to me the whole time in bed. He follows me everywhere I go and if he looses sight of me he can't relax until he has me in his sight. Yes he starts the night between us and often leaves to spend time under the bed. I don't know where he gets his manners but he waits for us to start our day before he joins us. He wants to play more and as I travel the 3 floors he wants to look in cabinets and have closet doors opened to check them out. While I think of it do you have any info on the woman who found him? I would enjoy writing to her and saying thanks.
I can tell you Charlie and I are very grateful to have Miller here with us. And I am sure he would tell you thanks for making it possible for him to be part of our family. I will get pictures to you soon. Pat
Miller wishes everyone a Happy Easter
I checked with Miller and his response to being in the newsletter was THAT WOULD BE A BIG YES! He is pleased with the way he has recovered and wants everyone to share his happiness.
Thank you to everyone for making this possible💜.
-adopted by Bobbi
-adopted by Bobbi
-adopted by Micheline Gilman
Boo Bear was adopted by Micheline Gilman, and Boo has now been home for 3 weeks. Based on how shy Boo was when she was in the shelter, I warned Micheline that she may not even know she has a cat for a few days. Boy, was I wrong!
When Boo got home, she hid for about 2 hours and then she came out from under the couch and immediately began to seek out attention. From the first night home, Boo jumped up onto the bed and slept with Micheline for a while. When Micheline and her son sit on the couch together, Boo sometimes will walk back and forth between them to get love and attention. Boo is actually quite talkative at home and she follows Micheline around the house like a dog.
Boo eats like a horse and uses the litter box with no issues. The bump on Boo's belly from the hernia that she had looks great and is now only a very tiny bump.
Boo is very affectionate and often lays right next to Micheline.
On occasion, Boo gets nervous when she hears Micheline's son's voice and will hide for a bit, leading Micheline to wonder if Boo had been mistreated by a man at some point in her life. Of course, as Boo was a stray, we have no way of knowing.
Boo is doing great, she is very sweet and very relaxed at home. Micheline is very happy with her and loves her to pieces.
(Written by Nancy Rivet)