Saturday, December 4, 2010
Cat 233 in and out of his cage at Animal Welfare League, October. Note 233's attempt to escape by standing on his back legs and sticking his paws out. These shots give you a sense of the size of AWL's cat cages.
Cat 233 relaxing in a spare bedroom in a Hyde Park Cats fosterhome in December.
Certain cats just beat the odds. In October Hyde Park Cats sent a volunteer contingent to Animal Welfare League for cat loving and socializing. There we encountered Cat 233. Meng reported that Cat 233 was "so desperate for some TLC that he would start purring as soon as you touched him." He was very desperate to escape and find a loving home--he stood on his hind legs and put his front paws through the holes in his cat jail and waved them at anyone in the room. He had a cagemate who was adopted, but Cat 233 was still at AWL when volunteers returned a month later. Kim reported at that time that "he was playful and incredibly sweet, as usual."
Well ... we collectively couldn't seem to stop thinking about this one cat. And so he is now in Kim's spare room, and he's named Marlo. He enjoys talking (his meow sounds almost Siamese-like), cuddling with his foster humans, and knowing that it's all going to be better from here on in. Marlo is available for adoption and would make a great Hanukkah gift to yourself.