My foster momma says that whoever adopts me will be getting a great kitty, I just need somebody with a little patience to give me chance.....
Here is my story:
Life started out pretty rough for me.... you see, I was born under an old broken down school bus in a feral colony. Living conditions in my feral colony weren't good at all. We didn't have access to fresh water to drink, just stagnant mosquito infested puddles, and shelter consisted of broken down vehicles and piles of trash. Some of the kitties in my colony were very sick.
One day Operation Fancy Free showed up to TNR my colony and were shocked at the conditions my colony was living in. Even though they had worked many feral colonies they hadn't seen one living in the poor conditions we were. Although they were unable to do much as far as removing the adult ferals from the location, they made the decision to get as many of the kittens they found there out of there as soon as they could, even though we were younger than we should have been taken away from our mommies. There were 4 of us in my litter, we were about 5 weeks old and there was another litter of 3 that were about 3 weeks old. That first time, they took out 2 of my siblings and 2 kittens from the other litter. I was too scared to come out though and so was my 4th sibling and the 3rd kitten from the other litter. They came back and got me a few weeks later though. My 2 siblings rescued before me got adopted pretty much right away and left foster care before I got here. Of the two rescued from the other litter, one passed away after a few days and the other one is still in foster care with "permanent foster" status because she never got past her feral start to life. OFF was unable to rescue my other sibling and the other kitten before they passed away out in that colony.
As for me though, well I've been living a great life in foster care for months and months now. I have grown into a big, strong, healthy boy. I love to romp and play with the toys and the other foster kittens in my foster home and one of the resident cats plays with and takes care of me and the other foster kittens. There are some older kids who sometimes visit and play with me too. I do keep falling off things though and my foster momma says I am the clumsiest cat she has ever known. She says I am goofy, but that is a good thing because it makes her smile and laugh and will one day make my forever momma or daddy smile and laugh. She also calls me "fluff ball". She says my fur is just so luxuriously soft, silky, and fluffy. Even though I am a short haired kitty, my fur likes to stick out rather than lay flat making me fluffy. She also calls me a "teddy bear", whatever that means. She says it is because I am cuddly. I do love to snuggle and get belly rubs, especially in the morning when my foster momma first wakes up. It doesn't matter what time she gets up, I wait for her to wake up and then go to her for snuggles. She says it makes for a great start to the morning.
My foster momma says I'm such a great cat that she would keep me if she could, but she already has a lot of cats and there are also a lot more kittens out there that need rescuing and I need to go to a forever family so she can rescue more kittens.... that makes me think about my sibling and about other kittens out there for whom rescue comes too late. That makes me sad and I want my foster momma to be able to go and rescue them. But at the same time, I am scared of people I don't know and I hide. Several people have come to meet me when looking for a kitty to adopt, but I get scared and hide and they have picked a different kitty to take home instead. That is why I am still in foster care. That is why my foster momma says I need someone with some patience to give me a chance. She says I need someone who will take me home even though I am scared of them and have the patience to let me learn to trust them.
So, will you give me a chance?
--- Love, Ringo
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