I mentioned on Monday that I wanted to share some “Where Are They Now” type posts about some of the Wishers who are out there living The Good Life! My goal is to have some stories available at the click of a picture for people who might be considering the adoption of a Winnie’s Wish cat. These stories will hopefully be testament to the fact that even though a Wisher might be halfway across the country (or even in another country – like in today’s story) from the adopter, those adopters say it was all worthwhile to go the extra mile. And for those Wishers who required a little more patience (or a lot!), their families tell me it was worth it beyond a doubt.
So here’s a story about Ash. Catrina (Cat) adopted Ash just when Winnie’s Wish was getting started. Cat hoped it might be just the thing to inspire others to adopt. After all, if someone from Canada could adopt a kitty from the Midwest in America, surely nearly anyone could. You can scroll down and find his picture in the sidebar. Here’s what Cat has to say about adopting her Jimmy (Ash).
I have the distinct honour of adopting the very first Winnie’s Wish kitty, his name was Ash and he became our Jimmy. On November 30, 2010 my husband and I drove 518 miles or 833kms (each way) through three States and one Province to bring home the sweetest cat you ever met! With the help of Chrystal and another blogging friend each driving their separate legs of the journey, Jimmy was on his way to his new home in Canada.
His start in life was not tops but a friend of Chrystal’s found him and whisked him away from his humble beginnings, along with his sister Sparkles, to the cozy cathouse where he became a Winnie’s Wish kitty. Chrystal’s kitties are raised on pure love (okay maybe some food too) and Jimmy is one of the happiest, most affectionate and well-adjusted cats that I know. It’s hard to believe that almost five years have passed since his adoption, I would do it all over again in a heartbeat (which incidentally I did in 2011). I thank my lucky stars every single day that Winnie’s Wish was able to rescue Jimmy. I couldn’t imagine my life without waking up each morning to Jimmy’s nose kisses and rumbling purr, his quirky chirping or mischievous antics. Everyone says to us that Jimmy is lucky we adopted him but really we are the lucky ones, he is an extraordinary cat and we love him!
Thank you, Cat, for adopting your Jimmy, driving from Canada into America to get him, and providing him with such a wonderful, loving home.