George has actually had a pretty good life so far. He was rescued as a little baby with his mom and litter mates. He's now a year old and has spent that year in the care of the good people at Hope Rescues. I don't think they expected him to live this long. And something the vet said makes them think he won't have a normal life span. Those are the main reasons why he has not been put up for adoption like his mom and siblings.
We picked him up on Saturday. And he is doing great. We have not had a single accident in the house. He loves Ginger and Sassy (Sassy's not that fond of him). He's quiet. He's friendly. He's interested in his surroundings. (The kids have been calling him Curious George.) He's interested in the cat, but not to the point of trying to eat him. The only thing is that he needs to learn what he's allowed to chew on and what he's not supposed to chew on.
Maybe this time in our house (I guessing at least 'til Christmas) will 1. give him the chance to see what it's like to live with a family and 2. prove to us and to Hope that he would make a good pet. Maybe then he could be considered for adoption. That would be great.