Tuesday, October 24, 2006

AVA Road Show '06 -- Part 2

Before I launch into the continuation of the AVA Road Show, here's a quick update on two very magnetic cats -- one-eyed Jack and three-legged Brook.

Jack the winking

Brook the brave
Even though I haven't written very much about them, they have stolen many a heart. Questions from many concerned readers have been flooding in, asking if Jack and Brook have been adopted out... if yes, are they happy... are their adopters good and loving... etc etc etc.

Unfortunately, I am unable to give any firm updates on Jack and Brook. Why? Because both fosters aren't as forthcoming with answers as we would like them to be. Different fosters work differently. Some are very cooperative and easy to work with. Others need a lot of... er... space and distance. In the case of Jack and Brook, their fosters are somewhat resistant to being probed, however gently, with questions.

All I know of Jack is this... that he has been adopted out. I don't know who he has been given to. I don't know if the adopters are responsible owners. I don't know if the home is safe and secure for Jack. I don't know how Jack is coping in the new environment or if the family has had any trouble caring for Jack. I can only hope that the foster has looked into all this thoroughly and that Jack is very comfortable where he is.

What about Brook?

At the AVA Road Show, there was a nice gentleman who came round to our booth once to study our posters. A while later, he came back again to study them some more. I approached him and asked if he was interested in adopting a cat. He explained that he had adopted a 3-legged cat named Sam from CWS before. He feels that Sam is growing increasingly lonely. He is now just starting to think about taking in a companion for Sam... another 3-legged cat to keep Sam company.

He didn't want to commit to an answer there and then. So I gave him CWS' contact details and told him that any time he was ready, we would be most happy to put him in touch with Brook's foster.

That is all for now. If I somehow learn anymore about Brook... if that gentlemen did return for him, I will surely let all of you know.

Okay... to continue with the AVA Road Show...
The weather turned suddenly and the rain fell heavily.

Huge rain drops smacking furiously against the plastic sheets
Plastic sheets had to be lowered to keep the rain out, but it also kept the heat in which went quickly from comfortable to stifling. The fans blowing overhead were not quite enough to keep the air cool and ventilated.

Look at how the water has pooled. It looked like a mini flood
The animals were beginning to feel the heat too. Just look at them!

"The heat is getting me down... down... down..."

"I'm the only smart one. I toughed it out by sleeping it off!"
After about 3 of the hottest, sweatiest hours, the rain stopped and everyone heaved a collective sigh of relief. The people grew chatty, the animals grew playful and the atmosphere became very lively.

A pair of handsome long-haired Daschunds

Is that an Ewok?!

And this grogeous lady here is called Gypsy

A very well-trained dog, Gypsy looks attentively at her Mommy for her next command

"I'm all ears, Mommy!"

Who IS that NBA star?

It's Magic the Mini Schnauzer!

The talents of the obedience show wait patiently for their call to the stage

"And it's show time!"
To be continued...
~5-Cat Style

25 comments:

Big Ears said...

Thanks for the update on Jack.

I have another Tabby (July) about his age and while I was considering to adopt Jack to be her playmate he was adopted out :(

Until I find another male kitten I like for Ju, Jack is still welcome to my family.

Jack, take care boy!

=^..^= said...

Thank you, Big Ears, for opening your heart and home to Jack. :)

I'll be sure to inform the CWS adoption volunteer of your offer so that she can help to pass it on to Jack's foster.

~5-Cat Style

Big Ears said...

Thanks and Vegancatsg knows how to reach me :)

Mary said...

Hi 5-Cat, thanks for the info regarding Jack and Brook. Don't worry too much, you have tried your best.

Gigolo Kitty said...

That one eyes kitty stole my heart too. Here is hoping for the best.

calsifer said...

Benn away fr here for v long ... you do not disappoint with either info or pics, do you? =)

The special needs kitties always tug extra hard on the heartstrings. I don't get why fosters don't want to share info, I'd love to have our homeseekers get any attention at all... sigh... Anyway, thanks for your valiant efforts to update. =)

Anonymous said...

I emailed for Jack's adoption details cc to 5-Cat, but there was no response. I was informed earlier that Jack had been adopted.
Brook is available, just email to cws adoptions. However the server is down right now.
Adoption volunteer

Bonnie Underfoot said...

Bombay? Where are you? You've missed the awful pictures Victor posted... he caught me being nice to beans! Then he had his gotcha day an thought he was "big stuff". I miss my bestest dance partner!
Purrs

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tortoise said...

nice blog

Justin said...

Hey! lovely pics..want to know some more? check out this post on Dog Training . I hope u'll like it.

bye.

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Victor Tabbycat said...

Grrr... all those icky spam comments! Hey, Bombay, I fink Bonnie's startin to look fur a new boycat furiend! She hasn't herd from you in so long... what's happened to 5-Cat and The Flyer? We all miss you!

Artsy Catsy said...

I'm Rocky, CEO (Cat Executive Officer) at ArtsyCatsy. You're doing wonderful work, and I hope you'll come visit us to see catstaff of 15 formerly-ferals train our humans to start a new business for cat lovers. Our business will donate a portion of all proceeds to help ferals and strays. If we make you purr, want to link to each other?

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auntie p said...

Hi 5-cat style & the flyer

Where art thou?
A happy, healthy and prosperous new year to you!

16 Feb '07

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