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Thursday, November 09, 2006

It was a dark and Stormy night....

Here's the last time we posted about Stormy.


On April 11, 2005 we took in a beautiful black and white cat we named "Stormy." Stormy was only 2 years old. Fluffy and fine, with the unfortunate distinction of being black and white. A common coat color among a sea of uncommon cats. But Stormy, sweet and affectionate was anything but common.




458 days later, after a long, frustrating stay (for us; I think Stormy rather liked it) we transferred Stormy to Tri-Valley Animal Rescue in a trade of sorts.

Sometimes, we will do a "swap," trading out adoptable animals to each other. Maybe they have cat they haven't been able to find a home for, so they will transfer him to us to give a change in scenery.

Perhaps we will flunk out with one particular cat, and at the same time, they have an overload of easily adoptable kittens, so we'll make a trade that meets both our needs.

I think Stormy was in that second category; traded in for a bunch of kittens.

It's not as mercenary as it sounds!

But what ever you call it, after 458 days in the shelter, TVAR found a home for Stormy in a couple weeks. Now Stormy is adjusting to the life she's always deserved.

Way to go, TVAR!

I didn't know the shelter did that. That's pretty sweet! I wonder if there's a breed rescue who can help with Frisky and Socks, who are both British shorthairs...

 

Yay Stormy!

 

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