Posts tagged ‘Cat Adoption’

March 8, 2016

Introducing Ivy

Brandon and I recently drove all the way to Albury to adopt a beautiful Domestic Medium Hair, It was a pretty grueling trip; 5 1/2 hours drive one way that we did in about 6 to 7 hours with breaks included.

Brandon had a release the night before too and got home at 4:30am, we left at 6:00am haha. So it was only my Dad and I switching on the way down and Brandon and my Dad switching on the way up.

I saw Ivy two weeks ago on and told Brandon about her along with several other cats, it usually helps when there more cats to compare to, that way you that she’s the best =P. We talked it her for a week and he finally agreed. I was super excited and emailed Albury RSPCA straight away, that was Wednesday last week. Several emails were sent and we made an appointment to meet her that Saturday, with no guarantee that we would be able to adopt her the same day, so it was a gamble, 12 hour trip with possibly no Ivy for it. But I’m an all in kind of gambler (this is why I don’t gamble with money, otherwise we’d have no assets XD), so off we went on our adventure.

It was a long trip, but we finally got to Albury. I’ve never been to America, but Albury looked like the image I had in my head of California or somewhere city-like but relaxing. 

We stopped off to get some cash for the adoption and then we waited till 15mins before the appintment and walked it. Ivy and her Foster Carer arrived just before us. They let her out as she was so beautiful! I got to hold her a few times and didn’t want to let go, I also wanted her to love me more haha. 
The RSPCA Centre Coordinator pretty much saw how happy we were, mainly me XD and she asked the Foster Carer if she was happy with us to adopt Ivy, and she readily agreed yay!!!! Even Brandon was happy, the look on his face was a bag of mixed emotions; he was happy, wowed by her and also a little apprehensive =P.

Once we filled out the paper work and paid, Ivy was put into our carrier and off we went. We were lucky she was a pretty calm traveller, she pretty much laid there and napped occasionally.

When we got home, we let her out into her room to explore (yep she gets the whole spare room to herself) and we pretty much stayed up with her till 3am. By the end of the night, she occasionally rubbed up against us and would let us rub her head a little and she even wanted to explore beyond her room. She was meowing at us to open doors for her, which we were overwhelmed with because we were told she couldn’t meow as she was rescued with a fish hook in the roof of her mouth. Her meow’s a little raspy and she only does it occasionally, she meowed at the iPad cat fishing game XD.


We cleaned the spare in preparation for Ivy

I already love her and Brandon’s definitely falling for her, he was missing her when we were at work yesterday and says “she’s so cute” in wonderment and with love.

The first few days were pretty stressful because she wasn’t really eating, which the vet said was normal, so every time she did eat a little bit we were relieved. She ate most of her food this morning, but she only ate it when we were in the room, so we had to stand and watch her. I’m guessing because she didn’t want to miss out on anything.

She’s using most of her stuff, her little lounge bed, cat tower, tunnel, scratcher and litter box (we’re going to upgrade it to double the size XD).

Can’t wait to share more exciting Ivy stories.


Ivy in Bed

Cat-ch you later,
Helen ♥

P.S. Kmart has been awesome, we’ve gotten most of Ivy’s stuff from there, I’ll take a photo of her room tonight and post it =D.

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