When the foster coordinator dropped off the litter, she warned me, “that ginger one is feisty”. I figured I could handle one spicy kitten out of the six of them. Spicy little Avery was also up for a challenge. Avery made his feelings known with a lot of hissing and spitting. It took me a month to be able to touch him without earning a few battle scars. Cleaning him and administering medications was a battle of wits that required him to be wrapped like a kitty burrito in a towel. But after weeks of this, my kitty burrito finally rewarded me with loud purrs! We introduced our skittish little Avery to our resident cats and he really blossomed into a more curious, affectionate and silly goofball. As his siblings started to be adopted, I began to worry about how well Avery would adjust to a new home. My husband and I agreed that Avery was already home.
Thank you FOHA and all of its many supporters for opening this door for us to let this little one into our lives. He is one of the most affectionate beings we have had the pleasure of meeting, and we love him so much!