It’s been a chaotic three months here at home, at least with pets…
It started simply enough.
She showed up on the back porch, small and waif-like. We already have a cat, and cat allergies, as well as a dog, and at the time, a fish.
And yet, she wove her black-cat magic around us and we relented to Rob’s pleas to let her join our family.
We didn’t want to just let her in without a check up, after all, there were children and other pets to consider, and she’d been prowling the neighborhood for close to a month, despite not being more than 6 months old at the most.
A trip to the veterinarians was in order.
And we got the surprise of a lifetime during that visit. Yes, we had a healthy new kitten to welcome into our family…and she came with a bonus pack!
Yes, our newest family member was pregnant with 3 babes in tow.
Hard to tell about “free-range kitties”…when they got preggers, but the vet felt that perhaps in 3-4 weeks she’d deliver. Five weeks to the day, she began delivering, not three, but four sweet little kits.
yet they grew quickly. We’d had to keep Valkyrie in Rob’s room and she was not at all integrated with Maui, our four-year old cat. To say he was unhappy to have a new kitty in the house was an understatement; several serious spats erupted when she got loose in the house.
First Sidd left to join his new family. Then Kitt was adopted.
China, the only female, and Buddy, the 3rd brother, were the only two kittens left unclaimed when it came time for them to go to their own forever families.
And we all bonded to them.
And we all sneezed.
And we all love them dearly…yet they still needed to find a home.
It came to be past time for them to be here, yet it was so hard to think of sending them somewhere. . .it was obvious that they were going to have to go to a shelter. There are very few Zero-Kill shelters, and it was killing me to think of these wonderful, lively, vivacious lives being taken before their time, which would happen if they didn’t get picked in the shelter.
And then the Godparents interceded.
G and W have been my kids GP’s for their whole lives, and they adopted Kitt. And they have a friend…who wanted a kitten. And decided to take both!
Needless to say I am filled with gratitude for friends like G and W who worked hard with their contacts to help us find homes before we had to send them to a shelter.
They will be loved.
They will grow up together, he and she, those sweet fuzzy faced babies that I love. Not here, that’s true. But the full nature of love is letting it go, so it can bounce off the walls of the Universe and return.
Blessed be, sweet loves.