Thursday, January 10, 2013

"Boo-Boo"

I was back at the low-kill shelter this afternoon.  I knew I wouldn't leave with any cats today, but was there to make some choices for our foster parents.  We're fortunate enough to have a volunteer driver that will pick up the cats from the shelter this  evening and deliver them to their foster homes.

My shoulders sank when I saw that "Boo-Boo" was still there.  Boo-Boo is a homely overweight black and white girl whose  owner died  and the family left her there.  She came in with a very handsome brother who was quickly adopted.  (YES...*ADOPTED*....they have adoptions at this shelter...what a brilliant idea! (end sarcasm) 

Over Christmas, the shelter was loaded with people hoping to take a cat home for the holidays.  But nobody was noticing "Boo-Boo". She sat in her cage wondering what happened to her "mom"  and her brother. 

Even though they have adoptions at this shelter, Boo-Boo's plight was starting to really get to me.

As I type this blog post, I've been doing some matchmaking on Boo-Boo's behalf.   One of our adopters  who called in is looking for a particular type of cat and I think Boo-Boo might just be her girl.  I'm sitting here on pins and needles waiting for a call back to find out if the family wants to go to the shelter to meet Boo-Boo. 

Our rescue won't get any adoption money for BooBoo, but the thought of this chubby girl with tiny feet going to a home is making the effort worthwhile.  It's always worthwhile, right?

Sooooo...why haven't I rescued Boo-Boo and put her in a foster home?  I haven't had an available  foster home that can take her!  But I like her so much that I'm about to bring her home myself.  "Bowling Ball Cats" are a huge favourite of mine!   (Bowling Ball Cats = Chubby, round body with tiny legs and pea-sized head) 

I also wanted to thank those of you who sent encouraging notes privately and public comments about this blog.  I've definitely missed writing.  We had 98 (!!!)  adoptions during the month of December and I wanted to blog about it so badly.  LOL 

4:30 pm....no call yet about Boo-Boo.  UGH!   (Call...call...call)


11 comments:

Anonymous said...

Oh Beth, praying so hard here for sweet BooBoo. SOMEBODY has got to be looking for a "little" girl JUST like her ! Keeping the positive thought waves going for Boo Boo.
Still doing the same for all those darling unloved kitties in the high kill shelter. If only........sigh.......

Wanting sooo badly to help all those deserving kitties Gail

Sparkle said...

Paws crossed that a home comes up for Boo-Boo soon!

Donna said...

I hope they take her. lease Please keep us posted on what happens.

Random Felines said...

paws crossed for Boo-Boo....I tell people that if you don't find something from us, there are other rescues out there. So long as you are adopting a rescue :)

Anonymous said...

How about a video of Boo-Boo with your appeal.

Random Felines uses videos to help us connect with potential adoption kitties. They lift the mood of anyone watching.

~*Connie*~ said...

paws crossed and tons of purrs for Boo-boo.

Donna said...

Any word on Boo-Boo?

Caroline said...

I hope Boo Boo makes it out. We can't all be fit and trim but we all deserve to be loved!

Christine Gittings said...

Did Boo Boo get adopted ? I'm looking for the info on her for a friend.

House of the Discarded said...

Sadly, the call never came and Boo-Boo has not been adopted.

Anonymous said...

Is Boo-Boo still on the shelter's Petfinder.com site? I took a look and didn't immediately see a B&W bowling ball girl. Also, does she like other cats? Our Vince (whom you rescued for us 3 years ago) is a bit of a "rough-player"!