We had 2 adoptions today at the Catty Shack.
The first one was Tom, also known as Jacob. He was in the first litter of kittens with their mom, Rachel, that came to the Catty Shack. He was also our first adoption. Then his adopter adopted his mom, Rachel. A couple of months ago she returned Tom saying that she was allowed to only have one cat in her apartment. Tom had been with her a year and she had renamed him Jacob. He was a fine boy and adjusted to being back at The Shack easily. Today he was adopted by a family of cat people to be a companion for their female kitty. We are very happy for him and wish him well in his new home.
Our second adoption was Vanessa which is really touching for all of us who volunteer at the Shack. Vanessa had been with us as long as Tom except she never left. She came to the Shack with her mom, Piper and her sister Tortellini, Leslie and Ashley at around 6-8 weeks of age. We had 2 groups of kittens in the back room, one group having a feral mom who went as a barn cat and one having a friendly mom, Piper, who went to foster and was adopted. Vanessa has had 3 occasions where she became unable to use her back legs and was under a Dr.'s care as well as having Bowen work, acupuncture, laser, manipulation and Chinese herbs. Her adopters are aware of her issues and wanted her anyway. They also have a cat they were looking for a companion for. This is a case of having many choices but having your heart set on one even if there are issues. The kind of adoption that we all hope for with all our kitties. Someone to see them for who they are.
I am thinking of Vanessa tonight experiencing her first time in a real home with people that she belongs to. All the sights, sounds and new experiences she is having. May her gentle soul unfold in loving surroundings and may she blossom in love.
All the best to our kitties as they journey from us and all the best to all of you who have worked so diligently and with such dedication to keep everyone happy and healthy until they embark on their life's purpose.
Many thanks, Susan