Room 8 – August 25, 2016Woman in the Middle | August 30, 2017
I wasn’t able to get to Room 8 for a couple of weeks, which makes me feel guilty. There are a lot of cats over there that need human attention! So, with a fire in my belly and a need to pet cats in my soul, I made sure I got to Room 8 last Friday.
When I walked in who was curled up and snoozing on an office chair just inside the door? Dear drooling Joey. So you know what I did first. I picked him up and sat down in that chair and we cuddled for awhile. Joey, for whatever reason, doesn’t like to be cooped up in the elderly cat room. He likes to get out and see the world and sleep someplace different, and he lets everyone know this. So he gets let out to roam the hallways of the cattery on occasion. This is the look Joey gave me when I finally got up and put him back in the chair.
Eldest and I spent most of our time in the elderly cat room and the kitten room. The really small kittens are kept in large crates. As they get a little older, they are moved into the kitten room. I picked these two rooms for two reasons. The elderly cats are less likely to be adopted and so I feel they need the most love and attention. The kittens need ongoing interaction with humans in order to make sure they are properly socialized and therefore more likely to be adopted.
The following photos are all from the kitten room. We had a couple of kittens, a short hair tortoise shell and a black and white with long hair, who were all over us. They literally lept on us when we came into the room. It is so nice to know you are wanted! LOL!
Sorry for the dark photo, but here is the tortie draped on my shoulder.
A little nap time on the shelf.
A litle black one and the black and white one who was gnawing (in a nice way) on Eldest.
I think these were two black kittens who had the most amazing amber eyes.
Seriously, it doesn’t get much sweeter than this!
They have every color cat you can think of at Room 8. The one on the right is all white except his tale, which has pale cream strips.
Pretty Kitty Nap Nap time. Out on one of the patios, there is a shade structure with some things inside for all the kitties the lay on. I count five inside. Do you see any more than that? This was taken in one of the adult cat rooms.
Anyone who thinks cats don’t have that connection to people dogs do needs to spend time at Room 8. I agree there is a wider variety of cat personalities and you have roommate cats who just like to hang around you and then you have those that crave more attention. But any cat that is not feral at Room 8 craves some level of human interaction.
When we came home from Room 8, our three were in the middle of their own Pretty Kitty Nap Nap time (as we call it0 and pretty much ignored us. But that is OK. They get all the love and attention they need and want and don’t need to jump us to get it.