Benson has a home (we think)

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Home:Pullman, WA  [I have a diary!]  
Age: 10 Years   Sex: Male

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March 2nd 2006


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Arrival Story:
Benson's family was impacted by the current economy. They found themselves moving in with their grandparents but sadly Grandma is allergic to cats. They tried to make it work but sadly it was just too hard on her. After trying three times to take Benson to the Lewiston, Idaho shelter (it was full) they took him to Orchards Pet Hospital for euthanasia. Enter Dr. Catherine "Cat" Sayer, a recent graduate of the WSU School of Vet Medicine and our neighbor. Dr. Sayer saw the beautiful, friendly, healthy Benson and agreed to hold him for a few days to try to find a home. Enter Marion von Hagen, human to Mumtatz & Jolan, who was visiting from Germany to meet Pete and family. Dr. Sayer told Marion about Benson at a dinner party and the next day we were driving to Lewiston to meet Benson. Dr. Sayer can not give Benson a home, her dogs are not completely cat-friendly, and we can not, having just rescued Ceci so our feline stress level is maxed out at four. We agreed to photograph Benson and post him on catster and facebook hoping that someone would adopt him before his time is up.

Benson's fur was "trimmed" prior to his arrival at Orchards, so his beautiful silver fur is a tad choppy but is growing well. He has beautiful green eyes and whiskers longer than Pete's. He is a large cat and has tested negative to FIV and Feline Leukemia. He still needs his shots. He is neutered and needs to live indoors as he has had his front claws removed. When we met him he was just slightly shy at first but warmed up very quickly. He purred VERY LOUDLY when held and loved having his belly rubbed. He seemed to like Marion best, sadly she lives in Germany, and though has two weeks of vacation ahead of her, he would need a rabies shot three weeks before being admitted to Germany. Marion is on her way to San Francisco so its not really a viable option. Those interested in adopting Benson should contact Orchards Pet Hospital, 207 Thain Road, Lewiston, Idaho 83501. 208.743.5432. Lewiston, Idaho is 30 miles from Pullman, Washington where we live in eastern Washington. We are more than willing to help get Benson to another location and can drive him to a new home anywhere in Washington state or north Idaho very easily.

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A home?

April 4th 2010 11:45 pm
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Thanks for the Diary Pick thing, that's super cool!!!

Pete's meowmy tried to get me and take me to her friend in San Francisco. She emailed Helping Hands but they told her that they think they have found a home for Benson locally and that's he's safe in a foster home of one the founders in the mean time. They didn't want Benson to have to travel to SF if a local home was available.

I'm not sure that they will tell Pete's meowmy about my new home but we feel pretty good about the situation. The friend in SF has said this is okay and Petie was with these people before his meowmy adopted him. They took care of him when he really needed help and have good intentions.

Thank you to everyone who wants to be my furriend and who cares about me. I love you all! Purrs, Benson


Foster home! Forever home??

March 27th 2010 11:49 pm
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Today I got a foster home with Helping Hands Rescue in Lewiston, Idaho. They are the very wonderful people who rescued Pete after he was found as a 6 month old kitten with a gunshot leg. They paid for him to have is leg reconstructed and gave him a completely new life. No one would ever guess Petie was ever injured. I'm a very lucky cat though the folks at Orchard's were very nice to me. I especially liked Dr. Sayer. Her name is cat! Heehee! She saved my life and that was a very nice thing for her to do.

Pete's meowmy, Jill, has a friend in San Francisco that has talked her husband into taking me. She doesn't know I have some dirty teeth, so we need to check that they're willing to deal with a dental in my future, but its a minor issue, and most of us have to get them sometimes anyway. We're a little ways from SF, a couple days by car, so we might need some help getting me there. But Pete's meowmy is also considering flying down personally. Marion is still there and Jill hasn't seen her SF friends in a couple years. Who doesn't want to go to SF???

I can't believe how many people are responding to my need for a home. I really appreciate it! The support on catster is so wonderful, its such a great community.

Hopefully I'll know more tomorrow. We're waiting for emails back from Helping Hands and our friend in SF. I hope I'm going there! They used to have a tiny Persian that looks just like me and they loved her very very much. Of course I'm a little bigger.... They have two birds in a cage for me to watch. They have a nice big house so that I won't miss being outside and lots of sunny places to snooze. The best part is that they have a daughter that I will be able to sleep with! I can't wait!! Jill tells me I'll be very spoiled if I get to move there.

Wish me luck!


Where do I live?

March 26th 2010 10:38 pm
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Hi everyone,
I received two whole pawmails today! I'm so excited!!! Both asked the same question, so I guess I'd better make sure everyone knows the answer....

I live in Lewiston, Idaho which is in north Idaho. Pete & Bear and family live in Pullman, Washington, home of WSU, which is 30 miles north of Lewiston in eastern Washington. Pete's human is very willing to help transport me to a new home, so if someone in Seattle or somewhere else in Washington state or north Idaho wanted to adopt me, she could drive me there on her days off. Its only 300 miles to Seattle, its not really that far.

Thanks for the nice presents! I'm so thrilled that so many kitties responded!

Purrs, Benson

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