It is coming up on one year now since Chester got his surgeries, and with the weather starting to get nice he is really enjoying the sun. However, things haven't been so settled on the home front, as we recently moved into a new apartment. For several days, Chester watched in confusion as his territory was slowly depleted of furniture until the only things left were a sofa bed and his pillow. Thankfully, his humans were there to reassure him and even had some guests staying with them, which he really liked. When it finally came time for Chester to say goodbye to the apartment which he loved, he was put in his carrying case and taken to his new home, which luckily for him is right across the street from his old place. The new apartment has hardwood floors, which is great for his humans, but Chester is probably less thrilled since he can't dig his claws into the carpet any more and tear through the apartment like a little orange menace. Also, he is still a bit sensitive on his little foot, so the hardwood floors are probably a little uncomfortable for him at the moment. It will just take a bit of time for the pad on his foot to toughen up, as the carpets provided a bit more of a cushion. It's taken a bit of time to get used to the new apartment and he seems a little unsettled so far. He is less likely to play by himself at the moment (since he doesn't like chasing after balls on the hardwood), so he has become very demanding of his humans for attention and cuddles. He is also one floor closer to ground-level in his new place, and the outside world is tantalizingly close. With his health so good these days, he is beginning to yearn for some adventure again, but at this point it just isn't possible for him to be an outside cat considering where we live and given his previous track record of running away and hiding as soon as he gets scared outside (which is approximately 2 seconds after he gets outside). But fear not, Chester, for the end of your boredom is nigh...

That's basically a cryptic way of saying that we are going to start fostering cats in the next week or so. We are not ready to own another cat, given that we have had so much to deal with already with one cat, but we would love to make sure other cats have a good home to stay in while they are waiting to be adopted. This way, we can help out a local shelter and also provide Chester with a bit of companionship. Since the two of us work long hours, Chester will no longer be alone during the day. Also, if Chester becomes really bonded to a cat that we foster then we can always choose to adopt it ourselves if we don't want to separate them. In our view, this is a win-win. 
 


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Starr
13/05/2013 10:52

Looking good Chester - Roya, I was beginning to think the blog was no longer, so glad to see another update. Good on you for fostering - I am sure it will be hard to let go of any of them - the attachment comes quickly, unless they are monsters : )

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tee
13/05/2013 12:00

OMG can he get any cuter??? lol I still check daily to see if there is any news from chester's world. Thank you for the update! I am glad he is still doing so well!

On my home front, Desi has gained just over a pound in 4 weeks, so things are looking good. I still would like to see him gain another 4 pounds or so. He's happy as can be these days, so I know he's feeling better!

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Starr
10/09/2013 14:58

I hope Chester is doing well - have you started fostering?

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    Chester is a 4ish year old orange tabby with a huge medical bill and an equally huge ability to love. His attitude is no small entity either.
    He goes by the names Chester, Cheetoh, Cheese, Cheeselog, Whiney-pants, and Scarf Cat, among others.

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