Hamster and Taffy met on Monday and their limited interactions have gone well. We will not allow them to be unsupervised or in direct physical contact because of Hamster's known FIV and Taffy's possibility of having a 'false positive' FIV result, but they can be in the same room with each other with no hisses or growls (even though Taffy has puffed up her tail a bit with a couple of encounters). All in all, a nice and peaceful foster home ~ we are fortunate.
Taffy has picked out two favorite play things her first week. She loves the crunchy tunnel as well as one of the toys she found and pulled out of the kitty toy basket. She enjoys a lot of different toys, but these seem to be the current favorites. Hamster is still enjoying his play and has a couple of toy wands that are his most enjoyable exercise toys.
Hamster is still looking for his forever home and while he is thriving in our home, he needs to have a move to his forever home and family. If you or anyone you know is looking for a cat who can be simply described as a "constant companion to humans" then Hamster could be the cat! He will do best in an environment that can provide a calm place to sleep, toys available for his enjoyment, and a routine of daily play/exercise.
Remember that if you can't adopt, please consider fostering. If you can't foster, then look into volunteering. If you can't volunteer, please ask your local shelters how you can help with food, supplies, or monetary donations. If you are unfamiliar with all the items a shelter environment uses, please ask as you may be surprised that items you may consider trash can be repurposed and desperately needed.