Well, it turns out they had a barn cat in need of a home. She is blind in one eye, and evidently that made her difficult to adopt out. She has poly toes, and she is soo sweet. It really saddens me that no one wanted this baby. One of the requests of Hooves and Hounds is that if you adopt an outdoor cat, you need to keep it penned up in some manner for 2 weeks or so, in order for the cat to acclimate to his or her new surroundings and stay put. I decided to put her in one of our outdoor catteries with Elsa and Creamy.
Both Elsa and Creamy are very friendly to others and wouldn't mind the company. Elsa came right outside and said hello politely and Creamy didn't even bother to peek outside at all. To be honest, I was nervous at first about bringing in a strange cat. Most especially a strange cat from a shelter/rescue type situation. You know the stories...if you bring a cat in from any kind of rescue, they make all the breeding cats sick.
I am so glad I did. I really love this cat already and I am happy to call her mine! Yes, she will probably be a barn cat at some point, but right now she is hanging with Elsa and Creamy, and when it gets cold she is coming inside with everyone else. I told Hoosier Hooves and Hounds to keep me in mind for other kitties that are hard to adopt, and I will be happy to help.
*** Side note**** If you would like to read about my new Miniature horse that I am fostering, just click on the home button, look for the drop down menu and then click the tab that says "My WindyHill Adventures Blog Spot" ******
If you would like more information about Hoosier Hooves and Hounds please click the link to their website : http://hoosierhoovesandhounds.org/
They have available animals listed on their site, and many more that are not yet listed. So, if you are looking for that special rescue pet, or you just want to help contact them directly by calling the number listed there.