As fosters and guardians of cats looking for homes, we write up short adoption blurbs to post on boards, make posters etc. We’re not doing Advertising & Promotion, so we have no intention to do false representation of what the cats are like. In fact, we try to be as truthful as possible – why waste the potential adopter’s time? You never know when you’d run into each other again, and we don’t fancy having something come back and bite us in the behind.
Also, we’re not exactly running on time surpluses either. Plus, no point stressing the cat with frequent visits, especially if the visitors are going to go away disappointed.
The truth is, most cats, like people, aren’t going to be pally with a stranger from the get-go. Not every person is a attention slut or a ‘media’ darling, and the same goes for cats. So, the best way to know a cat you’re thinking of adopting, is to visit the cat a few times and observe him for yourself.
At the same time, you can start the bonding process, which will be beneficial to his introduction process when you decide he is DA ONE. But remember this caveat: kitten personalities are works-in-progress, and even with adults, there may be slight changes, sometimes permanent, sometimes temporary, once they’re in a different environment. Take this into account, and write us when you’re squared with it, and ready to meet our Home Seekers.
(Created: 31 Mar 06)