He was, however, quite flattered by the offer
Boscibo, if we can find someone who wants to adopt both of the remaining kittens together, we’ll let them go as a pair. But if not, we’re certainly going to try to keep the boy (Sam, for now). We have no illusions that our current kitty, Emma, will get all snuggly with him right away, our only concern is that we rescued her from a family who had a dog and 2 other cats, all of which tormented her visciously, which is why they gave her up. When they dropped her off with the rescue group, she was a quivering mess. We agreed to keep her an only cat, but it’s been over a year now, and she’s quite calm and content. But if the addition of a new kitty sends her back over the edge, out it goes, I’m, afraid.
Right now I’m most concerned about the mother cat. She’s still outside on the roof wailing and crying for her babies. We need to trap her, too (she’s way too skittish to let anyone anywhere near her), but we need a place to keep her while we try to find a home for her, and neither my neighbor, who is currently housing the kittens, nor I can possibly put another cat in our homes, even temporarily.
I’ll try to get a picture of her today, too. She’s actually very pretty, and a really small cat, herself. She’s obviously a very loving mommy, and since she’s been staying around her old home, I’d say she’s pretty loyal, so I suspect she’ll make a very good pet. The only caveat that I have with any of these guys getting adopted is that they be indoor cats only, for precisely the reason we find ourselves in now.
Will anyone consider fostering? Pretty please? It’s making me so sad to hear mommy crying so hard!