The Tale of Two Kitties
02 August 2021 | All harnessed up and ready to fly!
It's been quite a journey for Mr. Weasley and Miss Patches in search of their forever home, but we think it's nearing the end.
It began on May 10th when our friend Mike spotted a beautiful Mama Kitty (later named Mamma Mia!) nursing 2 babies under a car being stored on their property. Then for the next 5 weeks Mike & Jean along with Kristina and Terry & I would work on socializing the two kitties giving them as much human interaction as possible, coaxing them out from their hiding spot up in the car to play and eat.
It was a big help that Mama Mia wasn't feral -- she was obviously raised with humans and was very affectionate 😻.
By mid June it was time to get them out from under their car and into a home for some real socializing and Anne and Tony opened their hearts and their home to the little brother and sister pair and became the best foster parents ever. With the help of their visiting granddaughters (who named the pair Patches and Weasley) the kitties quickly adapted to life indoors and being held and cuddled. ❤️❤️
We began the search for a forever home right away as all of us involved in raising these kitties (Our Village 🤩) had obligations taking us away at the beginning of August. With no takers in sight we were happy when Kristen (who works with a group called SOAR that facilitates getting rescue animals from Loreto to a wonderful shelter in Portland OR for placement into good homes). Kristen made the contacts and they were accepted by the Pixie Project.
Still hoping to find a forever home for them we began planning an end game to get them to Portland if all else failed.
Terry & I already had plans in place to do the long drive from Puerto Escondido to Washington at the beginning of August but just couldn't see how we could make it work taking the two little kitties on the long drive with us. They wouldn't have been happy and Roadtrip Rosie would not want to have to share her space.
So Mike arranged for plane tickets and a new travel plan was in place!
Terry and Rosie set out for the drive north early Saturday morning with San Felipe as their goal that day. A little later that morning Anne & Tony took the kittens and me to the Loreto airport for our flight to Portland!
The kitties were perfect little travelers and the flights went well. They didn't even fuss when I'd have to pull them out of their carrier to go through security! We had a few hour layover in LA where we cleared customs then we were off to Portland.
Dee, from SOAR, arranged to have her friend Maggie meet me at the airport and when I arrived at 9:30 she was waiting for me at the door! The kitties were off to a wonderful adventure staying at Maggie's for the night playing and eating seemingly none the worse for wear after their long travel day.
Sunday morning had Terry and Rosie hitting the road early and I returned to the Portland airport for a flight to San Diego! We met up at the airport that afternoon and our part of the kitty adventure was over and we began our previously planned drive north.
Meanwhile, back in Portland, the kitties enjoyed Maggie's love and attention (and exploring her great outdoor catio!) before she took them to Pixie Project for what we all hope and pray will be a short stop on their way to their forever home. ❤️❤️
This couldn't have happened if not for each and every one of these wonderful people coming together and helping these kitties.
And as unique as this may sound this goes on all the time with many different people and groups working together rescuing the stray cats and dogs of Loreto.
Thank you to everyone I mentioned and all of those behind the scenes that worked so hard to save these two little kitties. 😻😻