Friday, January 14, 2011
Well, I asked the Universe to send some amazing people our way to adopt sweet Georgie and Clarence, and the Universe listened.
No surprise because:
1. The Universe always provides the most amazing families for our most amazing kittens.
2. Georgie and Clarence deserve nothing short of the absolute best.
Betsy, their new mom, just happens to be the sister of my friend Katy, who is a very dear friend of Opal's mom, Jennifer. Does that all make sense? Opal is the Kevin Bacon of Tacoma.
Anyway, Betsy has been following the IBKC for awhile. Last week, when she read the post about Georgie and Clarence's search for a family she thought they might just be the ones to offer them that loving home. So she promptly shared the post with her husband, Duncan, who promptly said "yes".
She emailed me, we chatted on the phone, and it was clear they were good, animal loving folks, so the next day they came down from Seattle for a visit.
I'm pretty sure it was decided before they arrived that these kittens needed to join their family (which includes a handsome orange tabby named Butters and a sweet pooch named Oly). Even so, Georgie and Clarence gave them the hard-sell, and were extra, extra cute and sweet during the visit. Their motors ran strong, they were uber-cuddly, they dazzled, and they charmed.
At the end of their visit, dear little Clarence stole the show. He climbed up on the arm of the sofa, sat upright with his tail wrapped around his toes, and started dozing off. For those of you who have witnessed kittens falling asleep while siting up, you know there are few things in life as precious.
Well, Clarence sat there blinking, fighting the need to nap until finally, his little body started to buckle beneath him and he slipped off the arm of the couch. Fortunately, he woke as he fell and managed to sink his toenails into the blanket hanging over the arm. I was sitting close enough to grab him too, so the boy was not harmed. Just befuddled. We all got a good laugh at his expense, and they left with smiles on their faces.
So, yep. They found their family and last night Betsy and Duncan came back and picked up the pair. I just got a note from Betsy, and the boys are doing great. They're happy and comfortable in their guest room.
They got a chance to meet Oly the dog and there was a little big of retreating and puffing up. Oly is great with cats, and I'm sure once they figure out he's their friend, all will be well. Introductions to Butters will happen soon. He's already curious about what's on the other side of the door.
We're all missing the Bartletts. They were a very special, joyous, loving litter and we're so happy to have spent a little time with them. The start of their story was a sad one, but their ending is the happiest of all ever-afters. I'm so thankful for the wonderful families that they found.
Here a few pictures of the Georgie and Clarence's last moments with us:
Right before they left, the kittens cuddled on the couch for a nap. Charlene jumped up and gave them both lots of goodbye kisses.
Here's Georgie, napping while Betsy fills out the adoption paperwork. Clearly, he's stressed by the situation.
And a couple more shots of the kittens with their "gold medals".
Bye-bye Bartletts. I will always treasure the moments with you. XOXO.