What is black and white and no longer in the cathouse?
I had four donated Andrea toy sets with instructions to send a set with each newly adopted Winnie’s Wisher. The first set went with Mitts. The second set went with Circe, Glitter, and Cashmere. The third set went with Sunshine and Juice. But I no longer have the fourth set either. It went with a kitty to a new home last Tuesday night.
Is anybody having the same reaction I have been having? Adoption after adoption . . . First of all, to have Mitts finally chosen into a wonderful loving home after the nightmare she’d been through warmed my heart in a way I can’t really explain. The fact that she had been here so long made her adoption even more special. Then who was chosen next? Circe - the cathouse kitty who had been here the longest. Glitter and Cashmere (also long-timers) were chosen TO GO WITH Circe. Three cats all going to the same home after years of living in the cathouse. The fact that Cashmere got to go along was especially wonderful because she was SO shy. She got the chance to be with her kitty family while adjusting to her new human family. After that, Sunshine and Juice were taken into a home where they are being given lots of love, time and patience. Could it get any better than that?
I have been reeling over not only the fact that the most perfect homes came along for just the right kitties, but also that SO MANY have been chosen in only a matter of weeks!!! For me, this has been like Christmas, birthday, happiness and heaven all rolled into one.
I received a picture of Mitts with her new “mom and dad” in front of their Christmas tree. You might have noticed that R left a comment on the blog about how well Circe, Glitter, and even Cashmere are doing. I received a text from M that Sunshine and Juice are starting to come around. And in the midst of all of this excitement, an email arrived that made my heart dance even faster.
A few weeks ago, I received an inquiry about a Winnie’s Wish kitty. This person (A) had fallen in love with a picture of . . . Mickey Mouse. She asked me about him and I responded with my usual type of email. It turned out that she was looking for an indoor kitty. For some reason Mickey just hit her. She fell in love with him just from his pictures. We emailed some, and A was hopeful that maybe her husband would agree. At one point, she even emailed to say that it seemed her husband was warming to the idea and maybe Mickey could be a Christmas present to her. Christmas came and went, and I assumed it was over. But then all of a sudden last Tuesday, I heard from A that her husband was all in and she was ready to adopt Mickey Mouse. We emailed back and forth on Tuesday to discuss a possible meeting place and time. This wouldn’t be a “transport” as each side had to drive less than half an hour. It was more like a delivery. We were looking at Saturday as a possibility, but A could hardly wait to get her hands on Mickey. We actually managed to work it out to meet that very night! Husband and I took off just after dark, met up with Mickey’s new family, and turned him over. I have already received an email from A that Mickey made a quick and full adjustment. I suspected he would; he was such an easy-going, loveable kitty.
SEVEN. Seven Winnie’s Wishers adopted into their very own forever homes. Does that strike anyone else as miraculous?!
Kat at Teenage Mutant Ninja Kitty Horde (who adopted a Winnie’s Wisher herself) has a slogan - Clear Chrystal’s Cathouse by Kitten Season. We’re certainly on the right track!
See you tomorrow.