Monday, April 18, 2011
We're Minus Linus
A few weeks back, just after the Medleys were out of quarantine, my friend Sarah's daughter, Piper, had a birthday party. It was a kitten-themed event, so I packed up the Medleys, and brought them by to surprise the little guests.
The kids, all dressed as kittens, were thrilled to meet the whole family. Linus was an especially huge hit.
After we left, Piper opened her presents. One of her gifts was a stuffed, fluffy white kitten. Of course she named him "Linus".
Weeks before this event, their orange tabby boy, Jones, began been battling an illness. Sarah and the family were doing all they could to keep him here on this planet, but sadly on the weekend following the birthday party, he slipped away.
There are two other cats in the family, but Jones was very, very special to Sarah. He was her snuggly little man, and after he left, she was missing her little love and their cuddle time.
Days later, Sarah came over for a coffee date, and confessed her love for Linus. She and the family had been thinking and talking about him, and she wondered if he might be available for adoption. Even though they never thought they would be getting a kitten soon, they just couldn't get him out of their heads.
At that time, I had a party interested in Linus and a littermate, so I had to see how that played first.
Things fell through, Linus became available, so of course, he found his home with Sarah and family. He moved in on Friday.
I couldn't imagine a better family for Linus. They loved him even before he was theirs.
I promise we'll be getting lots of Linus updates. He lives only a few blocks away, so I'll be able to check in on him.
Also, Sarah's put a few pictures of the boy up on her blog.
It sounds like he's doing great, and adjusting quickly to his new life.
Hooray for Linus!
And HOORAY for Maxine, too! She found her family this weekend! More on that tomorrow....
Happy Monday, Friends. I hope your week is off to a great start.