Friday, August 10, 2012

Jill and Mosby

Mosby and Jill
I want to introduce everyone to Jill and Mosby, our first pair of cats from Sudan.

Jill is a beautiful white and brown tabby who is estimated to be around a year and a half old.  She travelled here in a carrier with Mosby, a grey cat.

Jill was trapped and brought into Barbara's home in March of 2012.  Barbara told us about what happened when Jill first arrived:

After her surgery, Jill disappeared!  Vanished into thin air! We had confined the two of them in the laundry room, with no door to the outside.  No way she have escaped and was hiding elsewhere in the house – too many other cats who would have found her.   We searched everywhere – removing everything from the pantry and cupboards.  We shut Jack (her brother) in the bathroom to eat and set out food in the laundry room at night for three nights – nothing eaten.  I called the maintenance men to search the crawl space in the ceiling and the washing machine.  Nothing.  On the sixth day, I went into the laundry room, and there she was!  We’re convinced that she was hiding in the washing machine – between the drum and the walls of the outside cover.  She has moved to the guest room, where she hid in the box springs for week.  Over time, she has gradually become tolerant of us and began to come out to play with Da Bird and Snake (other cats in the home).  Now she loves iPad games, and comes out to play as soon as she hears it.

Jill is still very shy and afraid of people, but you can tell that she will come around with patience and love!

Helping Mosby get more comfortable with people
 According to Barbara, Mosby and Jill have become very good friends, so we are keeping them together.  Mosby is slightly more outgoing than Jill, and is willing to be held.  When you first pick him up it is clear that he is scared, but after a little petting and soothing voices he settles into your arms.

The guards think Mosby was born in March 2012.  He and 3 other kittens were trapped once they were old enough to be weaned. 

Mosby and Jill would make a great pair of cats for a loving, patient, experienced family.  Jill may never be a lap cat, but we think Mosby will and will help Jill trust people more.

1 comment:

Dogs&Cats said...

They are so cute! I would like to take advantage this opportunity and to ask people to adopt pets!