First. Thank you so much for the comments yesterday about Jane. I'm still SO happy about the outcome of her surgery.
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Last week, Younger Daughter started her summer college classes. One of the classes is a technology class. Her first assignment in the class was to send an email to her professor with a link to a website embedded in the email. The website had to be active. So Younger Daughter completed her assignment using the address for my blog. She said - Might as well get it out there whenever we can. Her professor clicked on the link to make sure the student (Younger Daughter) had done it properly, and there was my blog.
The day after Younger Daughter sent the assignment, I received an email from her professor.
I am the instructor for the classes that your daughter is taking this summer. As part of one of her assignments, she posted a link to your blog. We had decided just this last week to look for a cat, preferably not a kitten. So I was excited to see your site. We are interested in Tulip. Is she still available? Thank you for the information.
I thought I might faint. ANY interest in a Winnie’s Wish kitty is amazing, but TULIP!!! One of my fears has been that she might NEVER get adopted because she doesn’t get along with other cats. Here is this wonderful, loving (to people), beautiful cat who might never get a home because pretty much anybody looking to adopt already has a kitty or two at home. I shot off an email to the professor (R) explaining about Tulip and how she really didn’t like other cats. Of course, I knew she had already read about her on the blog, but I wanted to be sure she understood about this particular characteristic. Yes, she understood. They have a coon dog and no other cats. They have had cats in the past. Now they were looking to add just one cat to their family. It couldn’t be more perfect.
We talked more over the next two days and it became apparent that this would be the perfect home for Tulip. R lives close enough to make the trip to our place. So we set our date - last Thursday afternoon. I posted on Thursday morning that I had something really good happening that day. Before our arranged time arrived, I went to the cathouse to say my goodbyes to Tulip. I took a cat carrier with me because R planned to use it to transport Tulip home. She would be back in the area within the next few days and would return the carrier. I set the carrier in the floor, and sat down for Tulip to climb into my lap. She hissed a couple of times at Glitter and popped Frosting on the head and then jumped onto the couch with me. We talked and I explained things to her. Then I heard a commotion in Winnie’s Room so I went to see what was up. Turns out Frosting had gotten really excited watching Mitts play with a spring toy and in her haste to join the fun, she fell off of the window ledge. When I went back into the blue room, this is what I saw.
Uh-huh. It would have been unbelievable except I got pictures of it. Tulip loaded herself into the carrier. Evidently she decided that what I had told her was exactly what she was looking for. When R got there, Tulip greeted her (as did Frosting, of course) and I went over Tulip’s medical record. Within minutes Tulip had loaded herself back into the carrier. We decided that must mean it was time to go.
I heard from R that evening and again yesterday. Tulip is VERY happy in her new home. She has had virtually NO adjustment period. She made herself at home almost immediately. R and her husband are very happy with Miss Tulip. And I am very happy about that!
This is why I do what I do.
See you tomorrow.