A Girl Named Brian

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CPL fosterers do amazing work which enables us to help cats and kittens even when they haven’t had the best start in life. This is the story of a little kitten named Brian, and the fosterer who made room in her heart and home.

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Fosterer Annie says…

Brian and her sister were wild when they arrived. They were not able to be handled and quite a challenge. Both were thought to be boys. I have a small sleep-out where they were kept for 2 months as couldn’t cope with being inside the house. I spent a lot of time out there and eventually tamed Brian’s sister, Barry, enough to be de-sexed (when we discovered he was a she) and homed (as Betty).

Brian was a harder nut to crack and there just didn’t seem to be much of a future ahead of him. After discussing it with Robin, the decision was made to euthanize. I learned it’s one thing to talk about it and another to actually go through with it. I couldn’t do it. So I persevered and about a month later there was definitely progress. I could touch Brian when he was eating and he no longer hid when I entered the room. We ended up going through with de-sexing, where we learned Brian was also a girl, and put her up for adoption.

I believe someone did come to view her but a week and a half later she was still in the cattery. We knew she was not going to be easy to home and the thought of her possibly growing up in a cage was awful. So…I adopted her.

happy-brianSince then she’s just exceeded all expectations. She’s now in the house with the other cats and 2 dogs. I accept I will never be able to give her cuddles but she’s happy and safe. Two weeks ago whilst walking my dogs at the park, we found a dying lamb. I took it home and put it on a heat pad which revived it somewhat. When I got up for feeding overnight, I found Brian curled around the lamb. It was pretty amazing. She stayed right through the night.

I have now adopted 3 of my fosters and have no regrets.. I love Brian!