October 20th 2012 2:27 pm
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Mom and Dad have opened their hearts and home to a foster kitty, whom they will adopt permanently if all goes well. His name is Sebastian (Mom picked out his name.) Please welcome him to Catster as you have all the other members of my family. :)
Sebastian hails from San Jose, California. He is a sweet outdoor kitty who befriended a friend of my parents, about six months ago. She already has a kitty, and could not take him. She was concerned about what would happen to Sebastian, being an outdoor kitty and all, so she asked for Mom's help to place him. He is so sweet and loving that she was looking for an indoor living situation for him.
Mom volunteers for a cat sanctuary and tried to help find a placement for Sebastian in the San Jose area, but all the no-kill rescues in the area were full up, or had long waiting lists. Then, Mom's friend found out she might be leaving California very soon. This added to the urgency for Sebastian to be placed. That is when Mom asked Dad if they could foster-to-adopt Sebastian. Dad right away said yes!
Their friend brought Sebastian up to Placerville on Wednesday. He is now staying in the back hall and bedroom area. He has plenty of room. :) He is an absolute sweetie! He loves attention 24x7.
For health and safety reasons, Dad and Mom put up a tall pet gate with overlapping cardboard panels on it, to separate him from my siblings. He has already been to the vet in San Jose and was given his first round of vaccines, including a FeLV vaccine, and he was given a FeLV/FIV test. He tested negative for FeLV and FIV. He will be getting his second round of boosters this Wednesday, and will have a fecal exam on Thursday.
Once he gets a clean bill of health, he will be slowly introduced to Pippin, Marmelade and Midge. Mom and Dad will remove the cardboard panels from the pet gate first, so they can see each other, then after a day or two, Sebastian will meet my siblings up close and in purrson! This is where our Catster friends come in. Please purr that Pippin, Marmelade, Midge and Sebastian, tolerate each other! Mom and Dad aren't asking for miracles, but they hope they will at least get along. :)
I'll keep you posted!
Love and purrs,
Tigger Angel Baby
Whoo hoo! Purring all goes well Tigger! This is so furry great of your parents and I know they already love him.
Thank you Lacey. Yes, my parents are already attached to him, so things have to go well! :) I am sprinkling angel dust down upon them all.
We know your parents will make sure Sebastian has a great home... and we hope that great home is with them! Purring for the intro's to go well!
Thank you Beepers!
We are all purring here! Hope everyone gets along.
Sebastian is so lucky to have found a great home! I bet you helped send him to them. We will be purring that all of the family has patience as he gets used to things. Both of us were very lucky to all get along in my house., but we surely had our growing pains!
Love and purrs,
Tiger and Tiny
Yes, my Mom thinks that I must have had a paw in him coming to our house. :) Things seems to be working out well so far. Marmelade, Midge and Pippin are used to living in a multi-cat household, so perhaps they will accept Sebastian. It might be up to him as to whether he accepts them.
Thank you Miko!
oh how very exciting for your mom and dad We will sure add our prayers and purrs to the rest of all the purrs and prayers going up. Let me go with you and sprinkle some kitty angel dust on the whole family.
love yall, skids and family
Wowza, Tigger - you definitely had something to do with Sebastian finding his way to your house. He could be your twin. Heck, he could be MY twin! He sure is a handsome dude. Congrats to your family and to Sebastian!
Handsome boy, that Sebastian!!~ Whoo Hoo, so glad he came to live with your purrfect furmilies!~ Hope all works out really good and everyone gets along!~ How can he not be happy with such a grand family?? I'll also help with the spawcial Angel dust sprinkles on them all!~
Purrs from all of us,
Smokey Joe, MILO, MALLEE, Sam, Timmy 'n Ziggy
We are very similar in coloring, but Mom thinks Sebastian looks more like Bob than me, or a cross between the two of us. Sebastian has humongous paws and is short and stocky. Even his cheeks are big! MOL Bob had big paws and was stocky as well. Sebastian has a pointy white chin like me, but I was very lanky, with petite little paws. :D In any event, what a handsome and sweet kitty I sent Mom and Dad!
Thank you Smokey Joe and Family!
Oh Tigger you know you brought Sebastian to your Mom cause they need each other and you both are tabbies...way to go!
We are purring and praying it works out and everyone will get along...I too will be sending special friend angel dust to all of your family so they will get along...it will take time and soon there will be peace and harmony in the house.
Thank you Tallulah! From your voice to Sebastian's ear!
A little update on Sebastian:
Mom talked with the vet and she said Sebastian should have a fecal exam before he gets introduced to my siblings. Please purr that he doesn't have any parasites, for that would push back their meeting him. Sebastian would have to have medication and that would mean he would have to be sequestered longer and no contact with Pippin, Marmelade and Midge. Mom takes his sample in on Thursday.
It's just a precaution, I'm sure all will be well and in no time they'll all be best buds.
:D Mom and I hope so!
Purrin' strong her fur NO parasites or buggies ina Sebastian!~ Don't wanna push back da furmilies meetings!!
Huggles to Ur mommy!~
Thank you Milo! Hugs to your mommy too. :)
A major update, Sebastian's fecal exam came back negative. That is such great news! Mom started a diary for Sebastian, so please check it out for further news.