Kira and P

I need to find a better home for these two sweethearts and I’m hoping someone reading this might be able to help. The basic story is this – they belonged to my exwife before we got married and when we got divorced last year she kept them. When she decided she was moving out of the country she asked a few people if they’d be interested in taking them and thought she found homes for both of them. Through some kind of mix up the people who she thought were taking the cats decided not to, unfortunately this happened after she’d already left the country so I was charged with watching them.

Initially I thought I’d just take them, as I lived with them for over 8 years and love them both very dearly but it’s become very clear over the last month that they need something more stable than what I can provide. I’m basically out of town 2 or 3 weeks every month which means I have to ask my land lords to feed the cats in the morning and evening. Once and a while this was no problem, but it’s definitely becoming an imposition that can’t continue. Additionally they travel a lot so the chances of me being out of town when they are also gone is quite high and worrisome. Cats are social and these two are clearly attention hungry. I’ve come to the conclusion that they need something dependable with people around all the time.

Kira and P

About the cats. Starting from the left. The calico, Kira, is 14. She’s a total lover cat. She’d be completely happy doing nothing but sitting next to you getting scratched all day. She’s not the smartest cat ever, in fact I’ve caught her staring at the wall for extended periods of time, but she’s a total sweet heart. She’s very talkative and will actually come up and tap you to get you attention and remind you that she’d really like to be scratched right about now. She generally sleeps at the foot of my bed.

The grey one is Pig. Or P-dawg. Or Piggy. Actually her real name is Chi-Pig but as you can tell that’s rather flexible. She’s 13 and a little harder to describe as she’s got two very distinct personalities. Around me, and around anyone she’s ever lived with and gotten used to she’s one of the most affectionate cats ever. She snuggles with me on the couch all the time and is always curious what I’m doing. She loves toys and I always wake up to find her toys all over the living room or hallway and can only guess the exciting events that took place while I was sleeping. That’s the good side.

The bad side is when ever she’s confronted in her own house by people she doesn’t know. She gets very scared and at best runs away to hide in a closet, at worst will hide under some furniture and swipe at people when they walk by. I say this only applies to her house because in situations where I’ve taken her to the vet or someone elses house she doesn’t act out at all and just seems extremely timid. She’s lived with Kira her entire life and the two often snuggle up together, and Kira regularly takes on a mothering kind of role with her. It’s really adorable.

They are both inside cats, and have always been so they really wouldn’t know what to do if they got out so I need to find a home where they will continue to be inside. It’s also super important that they stay together, having seen the two of them together for so long I’m pretty sure they’d be massively depressed and lost without each other. They have lived with dogs and haven’t had any problems with that. I don’t have a deadline, but the sooner I can find a home for them the better. I’m scheduled to be out of town almost 3 weeks already in October and have no prospect for anyone to take care of them during that time. Additionally the longer I’m around them the more attached I get and the harder it will be for me to give them up so I’d love to get them into a new, dependable, loving home as soon as possible.

If you have any suggestions, or prospective new families please let me know. Thanks.

Kira and P