What a great day! Oliver and Baby 7 were adopted by a lovely woman who lives in Canmore!! She wanted to give a home to a couple of cats who were having a hard time getting adopted. Baby7 and Oliver were in the greatest need (in our opinion) so she came to meet them. She felt an instant connection and the two cats agreed! We are so happy for them:)
Baby 7 and Oliver are a bonded pair who will need to get adopted together into a loving home! They have been together since they were kittens and love each others company! Oliver and his sister recently spent a few months in a loving foster home so they could have a break from the shelter. Here is an update from their foster mom:
"I had the pleasure of caring for Oliver and his sister Baby9 (whom I called Nancy) for three months. I found them both to be easy cats to care for: very clean, quiet, and affectionate. Although neither of them were fond of being picked up and held, they bonded with me in their own way and would follow me around the house, greet me at the door when I came home, and sleep with me at night."
"Oliver has a nice purr. He enjoys attention and petting, even belly pets. Sometimes Oliver has an irritable meow and isn't interested in eating. The main reason I was caring for Oliver was to try and figure out why he had this behavior. One thing that seemed to improve his mood was vigorous play chasing a fast crinkly toy on the end of a string. The more I played with him the more I realized that this kind of activity is a deep need for Oliver. He puts a lot of effort into running, pouncing, and catching the toy. After 10-15 minutes when he has had enough and he lying down breathing heavy, he makes eye contact with me and his face has a peaceful expression. I put the toy away and he goes to his dish to eat. Maybe it is a pyschological thing: you hunt, and then you eat!"