Nov 122010

Digital Art by BZTAT

I am SOOOOOO happy to write today’s post!

I received a phone call last night that Percy the Wonder Cat and his adopted brother Andy have both found a home in the local Stark County area! They will be staying together and will be going to live with a local family. YAY!!!

Thanks so much to everyone who helped in searching for a home for these two cats. It truly was a worldwide effort. I had folks around the world tweeting and re-tweeting about Percy and Andy’s need for a home, and I received the sweetest emails from people who wanted to help.

Special thanks go to Dorian Wagner at Your Daily Cute and Gwen Cooper from Homer’s Odyssey who truly sent out a worldwide call of hope and love for these two cats. And I am deeply indebted to Jill Kirsch of Cripple Creek Ferals and Friends for listing them on her Petfinder site .

And little Okey, formally a parking lot kitty, then a studio cat, has a permanent home as well!

I hear it is called “Foster Failure” when a cat that is fostered ends up becoming the pet of the foster family. Failure, though, does not seem to be a word that fits Okey.

Call me a sucker, but I just couldn’t give her up after all the time I spent rescuing her and helping her acclimate to a new world. Yes, Okey is staying with me.

I want to emphasize that I simply could not have kept her and ensured that she received proper vetting were it not for the financial support that my devoted friends and fans shared. As I am transitioning from a career as a counselor to one of a full time artist, my finances have been very unpredictable of late.

$305 was donated towards Okey’s care! She was spayed last week and received all her shots and medical needs. She has recovered well, and is now getting to know the other four felines in my home. All I can say about that is she learned some assertiveness out there in that parking lot.

Brew and Okey

Brew and Okey

Okey whisker slapped Brewskie Butt a few times, but they are starting to become pals. I was so thrilled that I had camera in hand for their first nose tap!

I personally call it a “Foster Success”.

Thanks again to everyone who supported all of these critters and helped with their needs. It is so gratifying to know how much people truly care, and are willing to be the change for pets in need.

  No Responses to “Critter Updates: Percy, Andy and Okey have all found homes!”

  1. I am SO glad that Okey is staying with you!!! When I read above that she had found a home, I thought, ohhhh, darn, she’s not staying with Vicki. (I’m so codependent.) And so I’m extra glad to read the conclusion of your blog!

  2. Congratulations on adding Okey to your family!

  3. this made me tear up in a good way! I was afraid Okey was going away, but I’m glad she’s staying with you and the Brew Crew! And yay for Percy and Andy!

  4. that is catabulous news!!!!!! Kudos to all!
    I don’t blame you one bit for adopting Okey, it was meant to be!! Cats find us, we don’t find them! 🙂

  5. Yay Bz – truly a win/win/win!

  6. ‘Foster Failure’??? WTF I mean since when does Failure come into it. It looks a totally WIN WIN WIN all around for every and The Brew and Okey are pals. This is BEYOND good this is wonderful. WONDERFUL!!!!!!!!! I haven’t been in touch over the past month but I miss seeing you and the Brew online.

  7. Foster failure…humbug. How can we call it failure when these great gifts find a home. You know Peter Paul & Mary’s sentiment – “Home is Where the Heart Is, No Matter How the Heart Lives”. Thank you for giving Okey a home for her heart. j

  8. Terrific news! So glad that Percy & Andy have their forever homes and happy to see Brew & Okey getting along so well!

  9. Yay all around! What a great post this is. 🙂 Full of good news and fabulous!

    That Okey, I tell ya. Kitties have a way of getting what they want, don’t they? I’m so glad you decided to keep her as part of the family! What a lucky kitty she is to have found you, of all people, out there in the parking lot. Things happen for a reason. 🙂

    I’m glad to see her and Brew working it out, too!

  10. Oh, and I’ll be running around a bunch today, but I’m going to do my best to keep up with the blog-a-thon. Will definitely be around later tonight. Have fun!

  11. Yay!!! So happy to hear this. I can definitely relate about not being able to give them up once you rescue them. There’s a reason we have 12 – some are simply not adoptable, but there are others who we couldn’t bear the thought of giving them up. 🙂 Yay for Okey!

  12. That is such terrific news for Percy & Andy…and Okey is definitely a success!!!

  13. I haven’t been following you for a long time but from the first mentions of Okey and then the pictures something told me she was going to make you her official home 🙂 Congrats on being a Foster Failure, or well put a Foster Success. Moxie is my first foster failure and probably not the last 🙂

  14. […] she soon fell in love with the fearful little cat. Okey opened up to BZTAT and her cat family, and she stayed. Okey, by […]

Sorry, the comment form is closed at this time.