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It’s Great When it All Works Out….

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.

They were so tiny…

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.

 They were so soft and fuzzy at first, though two of the males soon became as sleek as Momma.

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.

Farewell my two sweet babes. Thanks for being part of my life these last few months. I held you when you were first born, and I will kiss you away to your new lives.

Blessed be, sweet loves.

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3 responses »

  1. Great post! I am grateful too! I love them very much, though I will love being able to breathe freely again!

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  2. How adorable! I am glad things worked out and they were able to get good homes.. its sad how many cats are just thrown to the streets because the owners can’t take care of them any more

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