On the very day that my mom had the heart attack, I received a Facebook message that of course I never saw. Life went on overdrive and I was not home alot. When I was home, I surely wasn’t on the computer. At some point, I DID see the message and I can’t say I really even got excited. It was good to hear from J- as she is someone who boards her dogs with me AND she has adopted from me in the past. But when I read what she wrote, it was a bit of a letdown. The Facebook message said this:
. . . just so you know . . . . I keep looking at Halo. I think our house might be a possible home. I will talk to Husband and Son. I knew when I explained about Halo, J would not be so interested.
I eventually found a quick opportunity to email J and this is (in part) what I wrote: I just wanted to let you know that I was excited that you had read about and considered Halo, but J, I need to tell you just how bad it really is with her. She has almost regressed to the same place as our Spritz. I was even considering showing her as “unadoptable” in my sidebar. Whereas she used to come out and occasionally let us pet her, now she hides from us EVERY time. The only time Halo did really well was when she had to be in a cage in my office for a while. She started warming up to me then. But left to her own little world in the cathouse - she just doesn’t engage in a relationship with any of us humans. Even though it is possible that she might come around in a home, it’s also possible that she might not ever really adjust. After reading this, if you think you might still be interested, let me know.
Julie said she would talk with her teenage son and get back with me. The next email I got from J said this:
Talked with (Son). Had him read about Halo. He said “text Chrystal Mom.”
We emailed a couple more times, and I was not available for much for a while. J had family things scheduled. She, her husband, and their son would keep talking about it. They wanted to make sure they could provide what Halo needed if they should decide for sure to do this.
I got one more email: We are a go.
J and Son arrived here bright and early yesterday morning to pick up Halo. They have set up a cage in their living room near a big picture window. They want to offer Halo all the time she needs to adjust at her own pace. She will have the security of the cage until she begins to feel at home. There are other animals in the home, and the three humans. J assures me that Halo will get lots of exposure to the family members and be given lots of love while she learns about her new home.
I’m not sure how this happened. Every time a Winnie’s Wish kitty gets chosen, I feel like it is a miracle. Most recently, it was SUCH a miracle to have Percy and Golden adopted together. We had Tulip who was virtually unadoptable because of the need for her to go to a home without other cats. But a miracle happened again, and she was chosen. After Tulip, I would say that Frosting and Halo were the next two in line for making the top of the “unadoptable” list. Honestly, I couldn’t see Halo EVER being chosen. But now - because of a family of angels - Halo has a chance at the good life. I made sure that J understood that if weeks go by and there is no adjustment, Halo can come back here. Just the fact that she has been given this chance makes my heart sing. (If you have my book, read pages 200 - 210. This is the same family. Angels for sure.)
Tomorrow, a story about a kitten rescue. See you then.