It’s always great to hear what has become of the strays that I post on the site. These two have landed in clover, I’m happy to report. This from Nathalie, (from French) :
On April 8th, I sent photos of two cats that I had been feeding since December 2010 but who refused to come in for fear of my cats and my dog. I had put a crate with blankets on my balcony to be sure they at least spent their night warm, and during the day they disappeared under the balcony of a nearby house. But for many reasons, I had to remove the cage and at the same time, the house next door was sold and repair work was starting, and I was afraid that they would be driven from their refuge. With a lot of patience, I managed to bring them in by giving them access to a closet as a hiding place. They made a little hiding place way in the back. Meanwhile, I put up posters every week in the neighborhood, hoping the owners would call… that never came! So I started searching for new homes… without much success either!
But, with patience and gentleness, they finally started to come out of hiding and would let my cats approach. There was some friction at first, but in the end, much less than what I expected. So now, after almost three months inside, each found its little territory (even the dog is now tolerated by the two little new arrivals). So here they are, adopted… by me and my little band! The little tabby cat is now called Romy and “talks” all the time (she is still very timid and presto back in her closet as soon as anyone comes, but with me, she is so loving) and the small black and white one is called Timothée (but we call him Timmy or Mimi) and he is completely not shy and is resourceful! He has become the guardian of the band. The picture gives you an overview of the reasonable agreement that exists… It was taken one morning waiting while the clan was waiting for lunch. With Timmy and Romy are Phil and Bob, my old friends…
So here’s the story of two little kitties that I suppose were abandoned and are now part of my life!
It’s especially heartwarming to hear this story now, during our moving day crisis. So thanks to Nathalie for sharing her happy ending.