|Graham comfy with dad.|
This is just so exciting - the news we've all been waiting for
. Graham's new mom sent me all these amazing pictures and answered a few questions that I had asked her. I hope you are as thrilled over this news as I am.
5-22-11 "Graham is the sweetest girl around. Today we took her for a long walk in the park and she just trotted beside us. She even killed her first mouse the other day. Here are some pictures of her."
Does Graham show any signs of her former "supposedly" feral traits?
"No, she's very docile and laid back. When we first got her, or at least, when we first visited her, she was definitely a little wild. But I think that's because she was cooped up in a cage. She only gets a little feisty when we play. Other than that, you could hold her like you'd hold a baby and she's cool with it. She'll even ride on our shoulder when we walk around the house."
What kind of toys does she like to play with?
"She's got loads of toys, but I think her favorite is the one we got at the vet. It's a squishy ball that has hairs sticking out of it. But mostly, I play with her whenever she wants. She loves, absolutely loves, this box we have that we attached a leash to and pull her around in it. She'll lay in it for ages. We also play hide and seek and she's gotten really good at it. She finds me almost anywhere now and if she can't, she'll cry. It is the only time she'll meow, otherwise she is not a very vocal cat."
Is she mostly and indoor cat or allowed to roam outside by herself?
"I would think she is mostly an indoor cat. Except when we decide to bring her for a walk in the park or bring her for a ride in the car - she loves that. She comes with us whenever we visit family and she's gotten to know Dan's parents home really well. She walks around the place like its hers. But an outside cat? I don't think so, she's not allowed outside without one of us."
Is she a social cat when you have visitors in or does she hide in a corner somewhere?
"She is the most social cat we've had. She loves visitors, can tolerate dogs, and typically runs up to children when she's outside. She will follow us to each room and plop herself down and watch us doing whatever. I think she looks at me as her playmate and Dan as her sleeping bag (she loves sleeping on his chest)."
"She's really a good kitty and we love having her around."
Graham's name is still Graham
Well pals - is this the most amazing success story ever or what! It really shows what a lot of love, patience, and good care can do for a kitty. Now if you are interested in talking to Graham's parents, you might like to follow: mom: @
A big thank you to:
Graham's new parents for adopting her, giving her such a wonderful, loving home, and for taking the risk of contacting me to share pictures and her story.
Bay Area Humane Society for seeing that Graham was trainable, for working with her to make her adoptable, and for their willingness to give my letter to the new parents.
To Cheriswan for being alert to that first tweet from Graham's original mom that she was turning Graham over to BAHS, for alerting me, and for all her hard work.
To all of you amazing pals for the RT's
This is truly an amazing success story with a "happy every after" ending. Life can't get any better than this.