Benson & Harmony

I was told  that it might take a little while for them to be comfortable around me & I must say it has been an interesting journey. 

Week 1 was spent with them staying under the comforter on the bed in their safe room that I setup for them. I would go in every couple of hours and sit for awhile and read aloud so they got used to my voice and presence around them. I ended up nicknaming them Bump and Lump (because during that first week that's  all I saw).  Week 2 We had our visit to the Vet. This was not enjoyed by either one but am happy to say they were in perfect health. The Vet said that they may never be lap cats but this is not true since as I am typing this Benson is purring away on my lap. Later during week 2 Benson would come out from under the comforter to check things out but Harmony (aka Lump) stayed firmly under the comforter. I did have a nice surprise that week when she started taking treats from my hand. Week 3 Benson decided to explore the house at night and halfway through the week he joined me downstairs during the day. That first day he freaked out when he saw the tv but has since accepted it and no longer tries to figure out why those people are in the strange box. About halfway through week 3 Harmony started exploring at night but still was the Lump during the day. It is now week 4 and Harmony is no longer the Lump and has decided to trust me and joins Benson and me downstairs during the day. They still run like crazy upstairs whenever someone stops by or knocks on the door. They love to play with their toys and they're favorite pastime seems to be chasing each other up and down the stairs especially during the night.

I would highly recommend adopting from the Humane Society to anyone looking for a pet. I want to thank everyone at the Humane Society for taking such good care of Benson & Harmony while they were in your care. It has been a little work and a lot of patience but it was so worth it and they have firmly taken a hold of my heart and I couldn't imagine my life without them. Again thank you.

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We are currently in need of Non-clumping (clay) cat litter, Liquid Laundry detergent, Paper towels, Hand soap, Ziplock style sandwich baggies (any brand), 13 and 60 Gallon Trash bags, Purina Healthy Weight Cat Chow (orange bag- dry food), Purina ONE Sensitive Stomach cat food (dry food), Kitten canned food (any brand), Soft and chewy dog treats, Gift cards for Gasoline (for animal transport and cruelty investigations); Pet Stores (for animal supplies and food), Local stores (Walmart, Weis, Giant, Home Depot, Lowes- for emergency supplies and building repairs); Office Supply Stores (paper, ink cartridges, etc). If you'd like to help out, please drop some off at the shelter!

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