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19 April 2019 @ 11:26 am
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I may have mentioned we've been catching up on this season's Blacklist. We got behind for a bit while we mustered the wherewithall to cope with the darkness of the storylines. So, we finally watched "The Osterman Umbrella Company" last night, and... ugh. /o\

I'm VERY unhappy with how that turned out, and where the next episode is heading. It's hurting my favorite character, who is driven entirely by the pureness of his heart, and that hurts me. :( :(

Meanwhile, on the home front... we've been trying out another foster kitty from the same home as the two previous ones. But despite being touted as mellow and outgoing, he also eventually managed to get behind the washing machine, and has been there a couple of days now. *sigh*

He may come out tomorrow when we do laundry, and if so I can block the TOP off with cardboard. We blocked access from the sides, but once a cat is back there, that's no good. They have to be able to get out. Up until now, we only ever had this problem with hamsters and the bunny, and it was easy to keep them out of there. But cats have such agility and such a powerful leap that we need more extreme prevention.

And this cat needs to be able to interact with us enough to realize he's safe and will be loved. Hiding is not interacting.

Trying to adopt a fostered cat has not worked out well. We thought the issue was the extreme shyness of the first two cats, but the reality is, that foster home is Cat Heaven. There are some 20 cats there with a human who adores them and goes to great lengths for them. She roasts whole chickens for them to eat, and all the cats that want to are allowed to sleep on her bed at night. They're all deeply bonded to her, and all their friends are there.

By comparison, any other potential home is Kitty Hell. So once again, our current 'victim' is sad and scared and hiding. You'd think we ate kitties here, or put tape on their ears or something. /o\

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passing_through: starspassing_through on April 22nd, 2019 04:23 am (UTC)
I'm so sorry the foster kitties are not working out for you. I never thought about trying to adopt a foster cat. When you describe it like that, no wonder none of them want to leave!

We adopted our first cat from a pet rescue that worked out of Pet Smart and our second cat we found at the animal shelter in Austin.

I didn't realize how hard it would be to adopt a pair of cats, that they would bond with each other instead of with you. I always thought it would be good for them to have a companion so they're not alone during the day while the owners are at work. I always felt like out cat must get lonely while she was home by herself during the day. Of course, she probably slept the whole time so it didn't really matter.

I'm on the last episode of season 4 of The Blacklist. Season 5 is on Netflix (yay!) and I'm going to start working my way through that next. I have come to the conclusion that I'm a huge Red fan and not so much an Elizabeth fan. I find her annoying at times. But, without her, there would be no Red so good with the bad and all that :D
The Coalition For Disturbing Metaphorshalfshellvenus on April 22nd, 2019 07:36 am (UTC)
You can sometimes run into problems if you adopt a cat while you already have a dog-- the cat may bond with the dog instead of you!

But usually not.

I liked Elizabeth a lot in the first season, but as time goes on, she gets more irritating. My opinion of Mr. Kaplan and Dembe as "awesome" remains, and I will always love Amir.

And Red is just a riot. :)

Edited at 2019-04-24 01:14 am (UTC)