Riddick’s Forever Home?

Riddick went home with his new Purr-parents last Sunday.  Such a sweet couple!  They have an only kitty named Clarence & he’s about 4 yrs. old.  He’s a tabby mix & seems to want a playmate.  They dog-sit a golden retriever pretty regularly & he’s always trying to get him to play.  The golden wants nothing to do with him.  So they decided maybe another cat or kitten would be just the thing for Clarence.

Tish called me today to let me know that Riddick’s cough seems to be more than a hairball issue.  Possibly a URI or something along those lines.  I’ve sent an e-mail to the shelter manager & the vet to schedule a time for her to bring him in for an exam & treatment.  Other than that, he is doing great!  Just coughing a few times a day.

Tish & Donny are completely in love with Riddick, who’s new name is “Franklin”.  He is all over the place – helping to make sandwiches, digging in the trashcan for goodies, laying on their feet, following them all over the house & all the things that kittens do!  He is loving his new home!  However, Clarence isn’t taking the new addition well at all.

Riddick/Franklin is kept in a separate room unless Clarence is relegated to another part of the house, as is necessary when introducing a new kitty to a household.  But Clarence has been growling & acting aggressively when he senses Franklin.

They are heartbroken.  But still hoping that with a little more time, Clarence will come around. They are so in love with Franklin!!

Tish asked me how I knew I had an “only kitty”.  She had mentioned to me before that she was afraid Clarence might need to be the only cat in their household. I told her it was a combination of knowing Lilly’s personality (she was a barn kitty rescue at 6 weeks & partly feral) & observing her reaction to other cats/dogs.  My Lilly Fae is without a doubt  an “only kitty”.  I know her all too well and have seen first-hand how she reacts to strange cats or dogs who roam into our yard.  She bristles up & growls like a mountain lion.

For example, one time, when Lilly was on our deck & another cat was down in the yard,  I was trying to get her back inside & she literally attacked me – she leaped onto my leg –  claws digging in, like I was the trespasser.  To bring another cat into our household would be a CATastrophy.

Even when I bring home laundry from the cat room or don’t change my clothes immediately after visiting the cat room, she will sniff, growl & bristle up.  It’s pretty apparent to me that there is no way I could introduce another kitty as long as Lilly rules.  So you see what I’m saying…

I hope it works out – for Franklin as well as for Tish & Donny.  It would be so heartbreaking for all of them if it doesn’t…But some kitties are meant to be “only kitties”.


3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. hairballexpress
    Mar 16, 2014 @ 20:02:32

    sooooo HANDSOME!! *(purrs)*


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