We're preparing to sell our condo, and we're being realistic about it. In this market, it is not going to be snatched up based on location and potential (which is why we bought it). We are prepared for it to take a good long time to sell. Of course, all you need is that one special person to see what you see in your home! We're hoping to have it listed by the end of the summer.
However, we've got some work to do in the meantime. There's the cosmetic work, and the training of children (and ourselves) to be neat and clean for those impromptu visits from potential buyers, and generally making our place more appealing than the other units for sale in our building. That means, we actually have to follow the bylaws of our association. One of those bylaws says "no pets." Heavy hearted, we have decided it would be best for our family if we found foster parents for our cats until we are able to sell the house, or until August 2012 when we will be moving regardless of the home being sold.
Would anyone be willing to take one or both cats for a maximum time of one year? The cats will have a clean bill of health from the veterinarian before coming to your home, and all food, litter, vet bills, and other supplies will be paid for by us.
Carmina is a 8 year old female American Shorthair. She has claws on all four feet, and is an indoor-only cat. Carmina has gotten a bad rap as being a mean cat, as she has swiped at those who have not respected her space in the past. However, she has mellowed out with age, learning that if she wants any attention at all, she had better be a well-behaved, cuddly kitty. She will often crawl into your lap, not really for petting, but just as a comfy warm spot to sleep. Carmina is a pretty laid back cat in her adult age, not needing much interaction or play. She will let you know when she's lonely by "forcing" you to pet her! She does well with children of all ages, but please don't force kids on her as she likes her space. She mostly copes by staying completely out of their way, though she is tolerant of Miriam occasionally chewing on her tail. Carmina's favorite place to sleep is at your feet in the bed. She is tolerant of dogs, though she has never lived with one. She has no problems with litter box usage or hairballs.
Loki is a 5 year old male Maine Coon, but he's on the smaller side of the breed at about 14 pounds. He also has claws on all four feet and is indoor-only. Loki is a lover. Like most Maine Coons, he has a strong desire to be with you at all times. He loves to be pet and cuddled, though he won't sit still and chill with you until it's bedtime. Loki is a talker! He is very vocal and is perfect for when you need a conversation above a 2 year old level. :-) He also is pretty laid back and will entertain himself for the most part. He does have long hair, but doesn't need extensive grooming. He gets mats in his hindquarters and we rake through them once a month for him so they don't get too bad. Loki also does great with kids of any age, but does choose to stay out of their way. You'll find Loki's favorite place to sleep is next to your head by your pillow in bed. Loki does not tolerate dogs and finds them very scary and stress inducing, even the ones that are smaller than he is. He also has no problems with the litter box or hairballs.
These cats are our furry children. If you agree to foster them, we will do whatever we can to make it an easy experience for you, including coming to clip their nails and grooming if you're not comfortable with that. All we ask is that you treat them with the same respect we would expect you to treat our children with!