A while back I mentioned 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! I posted the first of these stories on July 30th. Then there was a lot going on in August what with the drawn-out rescue mission of Momma Monday and her three kittens. Today, I’d like to post another one of these “Where Are They/Was It Worth It” stories. My goal is to have information 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 from the adopter, those adopters say it was absolutely worth it 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 Elfin. Deb adopted Elfin from Winnie’s Wish even though Elfin was here in southern Illinois and Deb was in Pennsylvania. You can scroll down and find Elfin’s picture in the sidebar. Here’s what Deb has to say about adopting Elfin.
Hi Chrystal. We'd be happy to share. Elfin is a joy for us. He is very smart and very persistent. We adopted him as my birthday present four years ago this November I think? He flew to us from Nashville and I met him at the Harrisburg, PA airport and we drove him home. He was very happy to be off the plane but even happier to be out of his crate and roaming around the house. Initially he would get up in the morning with Rick and watch the news with him before he went to work when he was a kitten, but he likes to sleep in more now. Elfin has turned into a very food-motivated cat. He has figured out how to open three different cat food storage containers so far. He can open drawers, hinged doors and sliding doors also. He can unscrew lids when the contents maintain his interest for long enough. I bought an aquarium this past week in hopes that the fish, it's a covered tank, will divert his interest away from figuring out the latest food container. I don't know when he does all this work, every time I look at him he's either taking a nap or watching the bird feeders outside the windows. Elfin is definitely Rick’s cat. He may have been my present but he is a gift to Rick. Elfin will sit on Rick’s lap while they are watching TV and they will talk and nap and share yogurt. I did not realize how much of a calming influence a cat would have on a person. Thank you again for working with us to get him home. He is a joy.
Deb, Rick, & Jonathan