I've decided that today I'm going to be posting about my amazing gremlins since I don't think I've written about them yet! Beware, this post will be picture heavy.
Magenta is on the left and Columbia is on the right. The cats in the Kitsch Vixen header were personalized to be them, by the way! This picture is of them in their little "house" from the shelter. When I lived in Vermont, I was the Adoption Coordinator, Treasurer of the Board, worked with the feral and semi-feral cats, and also did some data entry and secretarial work at TARPS (The Animal Rescue and Protection Society). TARPS is a nonprofit, no kill shelter, mostly for cats.
Magenta and Columbia came in February of 2012 (as Marle and Molly), surrendered by a woman who no longer wanted to take care of them. Apparently, she wanted to put them down because her husband left her and she didn't want to clean their litter box, but a fellow volunteer worked at the same place as the woman and convinced her to take them to the shelter instead. When Magenta and Columbia first came in, both of them were very shy and didn't like people much (who could blame them?). Though TARPS is a cage free shelter, they do provide cages for the animals who are more comfortable in them, like Magenta and Columbia were at first.
After a few days of being in the shelter, they took to me very easily. They would hear my voice and come out of their cage to see me, and would jump on my lap when I sat down. I was definitely not in the market for adopting cats since I was living with my parents at the time (with two other cats) while my husband was stationed overseas without me. Once a week or so went by, I knew that they had chosen me as their cat mom and by then, I had fell in love with them. I pretty much adopted them in March, but they needed to stay at TARPS until December of 2012. Luckily, Ryan and I were able to get everything done in time to bring them overseas to the base we live on now. If you're a military spouse or a military member and want to bring your pets overseas, please make sure to start the process super early because it is the biggest pain in the ass.
Here's a bunch of more recent, adorable pictures!
They each have their own ridiculous personalities and they're just too darn cute. I honestly don't know what I would do without them. Magenta and Columbia give me a reason to wake up in the morning, and I just love them to pieces.
Do you have pets? Tell me about them!
If you'd like to see more of my gremlins, be sure to follow me on instagram or like Kitsch Vixen on facebook cos I post pictures of them constantly! Also, please check out TARPS. Their organization means a lot to me.
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