I want to start off by thanking everyone who shared Issac Arnold and Smedley in an attempts to help find them a home. It was a direct result of one of those shares that connected them to Anne. Anne fell in love and the rest, as the old saying goes, is history.
She needed to make her home ready for two young rambunctious kittens so I got to hold on to them for a wee bit longer and I was OK with that. What is not to love about two kittens with motor engine purrs who adore sitting on a person... I spent as much time with them as I could to soak up all they had to offer and sadly, as a result, some of my other obligations became a bit neglected, but I do think it was worth it. :)
Anne came up from Connecticut to Maine a nearly 3-hour drive to adopt them. She asked me if they passed and I would let her adopt, to which I said anyone who is willing to drive three hours to adopt (and pay the adoption fee) kittens was head and shoulders ahead in my book.. not to mention special needs kittens - which these two definitely are with their food restrictions..
It was rather an interesting experience because even when I opened the door, as I invited her and her mother to meet them before going to adopt them, I had this feeling I had met her before. That feeling only grew as we spent time together. Even her mother gave me the feeling we had known each other for quite some time.
The boys weren't immediately drawn to them, but they very quickly got used to them and in no short order were crawling into Anne's lap and rubbing against Janet's ankles. Decisions were confirmed and we packed up the boys and brought them over to the shelter to make it official.
Yes, I sobbed on the way over there.. and yes I sobbed on the way home, but I KNOW it was the right thing.. It took no time at all for the boys to acclimate to their new homes (see above) and absolutely everybody is smitten with everybody else.
Fortunately, I had a great distraction when I got home. The fluffkins needed to get out of the bathroom so I took them down to the kitten room and they initially freaked out and then calmed right down.
They were so happy to have room to run and run they did and did not stop. I was fearful of the two not pictured above would hide under the couch and I'd never see them again so we blocked it off.. someone wasn't happy with that..
|I have a will, I will FIND a way..|
It looks like two of our little fluffkins have already found themselves a home. So more adoption stories will be forthcoming in the coming weeks..