Olive's potential adopter contacted the rescue again. He didn't know that cats needed to go to the vet on a regular basis. He thought cats only needed to go to the vet when they were sick. It was news to him that indoor-only cats needed vaccinations. If we let him adopt Olive, he'd take her to the vet all the time!
I'll tell you what, the rescue is agonizing over this one. The guy's attitude is fairly common, and if he's willing to see the error of his prior ways, so to speak, who are we to turn him down? And it's obvious he wants Olive. But why? She's cute, I'll grant you that, in the same way that the nine billion other cats in our area awaiting adoption are cute. Does she remind him of a cat he had when he was a kid? Was it truly love at first sight?
Complicating matters is the fact that Olive's foster mom would like her to go to a home with other cats, because she gets along so well with the foster's permacats. This guy want Olive to be an only cat. Something to consider, surely, but then again, we would also like our cats to go to homes where there are heated cat beds and caviar for breakfast, and we all know the odds of THAT happening. Plus, unlike dogs, cats are not pack animals, so they don't need other cats around to be happy.
Thankfully, I'm not the one making the call on this one. We'll see what the powers that be decide.
Crazy cat people. SHEESH.