The title of yesterday’s post was “Good Stuff.” If the “Stuff” in yesterday’s post was “Good,” then today’s post HAD to be titled “Best Stuff.” One of the things I’m writing about today would have to be considered somewhat “tentative” at this point. I will explain, but FIRST – here’s some information that is “Best Stuff” all the way.
I heard from the trial home that Sugar Cookie went to. Heather sent pictures of Sugar Cookie. (She has been renamed “Jenny”; their other cat is Forest.) Heather told me that “Jenny” and Forest are beginning to get along. She also told me that “Jenny” likes to watch TV. And best of all, Heather told me - I think it is safe to say that we are keeping her! Thank you for letting us have her.
Here she is – the previous Sugar Cookie, now Jenny, in her new forever home. Yippee!!
Now that is definitely Best Stuff.
What I’m going to tell you next could certainly end up being “Best Stuff”, too. A couple of weeks ago, I heard from a young woman (Jamie) through Petfinder. She, her toddler son, and her fiancé were looking for a cat to add to their family. They have one dog at this time. We talked about who might be best for their home. Sienna was a possibility as she is not a cat who always gets along with other cats. But Jamie said it is possible that someday they might like to add a second cat. So we kept talking. There was Nisha, of course. But I also mentioned the sweet boy Slate. Slate was very attached to a couple of other cats here, but things have changed. Slate and his brother (Toast) were at one time quite the bonded pair. And you might remember that Finnick became obsessed with Slate. Well, Toast was recently adopted, and Finnick has lost his constant need to be with Slate. I told Jamie that I find Slate alone a lot now. He certainly got along fine with the other cats, but he had become somewhat of a loner. At this time, I thought he would do fine as an “only” cat, but I also felt he would accept a new cat if that should happen in the future. However, I told Jamie that Slate would be QUITE shy in a new home. Slate’s brother Toast went to his new home in March, and it took an entire month for new mom Jessi to assure Toast that he was safe and Life was Good. (Peeta was adopted into the same home at the same time, and he adjusted quickly.) Jessi now reports that she and Toast have a wonderful bond developing. Let me quickly update you with a couple of recent pictures of Peeta and Toast in their forever home.
I told Jamie that if it took Toast a month to adjust to a new home, it would take at least that long for Slate since he was a bit more introverted than Toast. Jamie’s response back to me was - Then Slate it is. I’ve been told by my family that I have a “mothering soul.” I told Jamie that this might be Slate’s only chance at The Good Life, and how much I appreciated that she was willing to give this boy a try.
This past Saturday, I loaded Slate into a carrier, and Husband and I headed to Missouri. Jamie and Fiancé drove over halfway to meet us. Even though poor Slate froze solid in the carrier and didn’t move the entire trip, I felt good about the dedication of this young couple to go the extra mile to adopt a cat from Winnie’s Wish. Please hope with me that Slate will realize how lucky he got and show Jamie and her family what a sweetheart he truly is.
Keep your fingers crossed.
See you tomorrow.