Welcome back to Links!
Firstly, thank you to everyone who commented with advice about cat introductions. We did apply for a foster position last year and never heard back. However, we did wind up adopting on Saturday.
TW: animal neglect and hoarding
The shelter had a cat named Sam, who came to the facility after being taken out of hoarding situation with 20+ other cats. He was kept with a few other of his buddies in an enclosure, but they had since been adopted. He was the last one left. You wouldn’t have even known he was in the enclosure because he was just curled up in a back in the of a carrier.
The MSPCA wanted to stress that he needs to be in a home with another, more confident cat to show him humans aren’t scary and ease him into interactions with us. We adopted this shy, 1 year old boy. He is currently set up in our spare room with his own food, water, litter, etc. For the most part, he just hides in the corner, but we know he is eating and using the litter box. We’ve also started to see him in other parts of the room when we go in to scoop or refresh his food.
Introductions are quite a ways off, but Linus seems mostly uninterested by whatever we’re doing in the spare room. He gave Sam’s carrier some curious sniffs when we were cleaning it post-kitty accidents on the way home, but that’s it.
Sam’s new name: Toast. He is a light cream and orange. Stay tuned for more updates!
Sarah: This is so interesting – not only about the behind the scenes of one book (Spare) but of becoming a ghostwriter.
I got a kick out of reading this annoying bits done by romantic partners. Do you or your partner have a routine bit you do?
For me, when I mention a person or place, my partner will interrupt with a celebrity name or popular brand. Example:
Amanda: We should invite Mary Kate and Brandon to din-
Brian: Oh Mary Kate and Ashley?
Thanks to EC Spurlock for providing this proof that cats are just furry dragons.
If you’re in need of a good cry from something sweet and wholesome, I recommend these videos.
TW: Death and dying
Miss New York has this really funny TikTok series of heavens’ front desk receptionist and sometimes she breaks format and does sincere ones for people who have lost loved ones and they’re so touching pic.twitter.com/MUOCBM6AnO
— Maladroithe (@Maladroithe) May 1, 2023
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