Update – July 27, 2011: Ike and JJ Have a Good Home! Last Friday, Ike and JJ went to their new home. A lovely lady who had recently lost her elderly cat adopted both Ike and JJ. So they are in a wonderful new home with their loving caregiver and they are still together. This is amazing news. Huge thanks go to the people at Friends for Life who have cared for Ike and JJ over the last couple of months and who found them their new forever home.
This is not a typical post for me, but we have a situation here.
My neighbor is a wonderful lady who recently received a devastating diagnosis of Alzheimer’s. She has moved to a facility where she can receive the care she needs, but could not take her two cats with her. I stepped in to help find a place for them. Unfortunately, we can not take them in permanently because we already have two pets (Nigel, a poodle, and Tasha, a Russian Blue cat) both of whom were also rescues.
Both Ike and JJ are sweet and affectionate, but right now they are a bit confused and stressed. They were used to being in a quiet home with the only human caregiver either had ever known. Suddenly, not only was their human missing, new people were coming and going all the time and things started to disappear from their home as it was prepared for sale.[Read more…]