A strange and wonderful thing happened. You might remember that I wrote about Frosting and Sallie when I was doing their adoption plea post, and I said that Sallie was just not terribly adoptable at that point. Well, little Sallie turned around and proved me VERY wrong. I wrote about her transformation in a post called I Lied. I published that post to my blog on the morning of January 31st. Sallie was definitely adoptable.
Later in the day ON January 31st, I received this notice on my Facebook page - I just left you a message on your Daily Dose page. Please go read. So I went right over. K had left a message on my Daily Dose Facebook page. She was looking for a younger female kitty to be a companion for her male cat who was a bit on the rambunctious side. I immediately thought of Sallie. She had always loved ALL other cats, and she could definitely hold her own in the presence of some of the rowdier types.
K said she was worried about a new cat feeling overwhelmed by her rowdy boy cat and her two dogs. She wondered if maybe she could foster somebody for a while to see if it would work. I explained that I didn’t have fostering for Winnie’s Wishers, but that we could certainly do a “trial adoption.” I told her I had one of those going on at that very moment. (That was Jo-Jo and I wrote about her successful "trial" yesterday.) With a “trial adoption”, if it didn’t work out, Sallie could just come right back here. If it did work, we could finalize and everybody would be happy. K thought that sounded perfect. She needed to get through a few days of busy-ness, and she thought she could pick Sallie up on February 11th. And that’s exactly what happened.
K and her husband showed up here on Monday afternoon. The first thing K said when she stepped out of the car was - OK, let’s take care of this first. She handed me a copy of my book and asked me to sign it. Wow. That felt great. She had my book. And now she was picking up a Winnie’s Wish kitty!
I heard from K on Monday night late and again yesterday. Sallie is somewhat intimidated by the hissing boy cat and two dogs. But she has done some exploring, and she comes right over to K to be petted, purring all the while. K says Sallie is a sweetheart. This is a woman who has plenty of patience, and she believes everybody will adjust given some time. She will keep me posted. Keep your fingers crossed.
I took several pictures of Sallie before she left.
Now here are a couple of hints about tomorrow’s Valentine’s Day post.
What kind of candy would you give as a Valentine gift?
What would you put on a Valentine cupcake?
What makes Valentine’s Day so sweet?