Friday, December 23, 2011

A Home for Monroe

I usually reserve my adoption tales until after our kittens have left the nest, but with Christmas just days ahead,  I thought the timing would be perfect for a good ole' heartwarming story.

I'll just spoil the ending right now and tell you we've found the perfect home for Monroe, and he'll be leaving us right after Christmas.  I am overjoyed that a pair of very kind kitty parents found their way to us.   Honestly, I couldn't dream up a more perfect home for this boy.

Emily contacted me shortly after I posted THIS post about Monroe.   She and Ty were looking for a pair of boy kitties, and wondered if Monroe and Wee Willard were available.  Willard was spoken for, but Sue, over at Pitter Pats, had a fluffy little tabby boy named Fisher available.  We had talked earlier about possibly pairing them up.  

I told Emily about Fisher, and while we were in the middle of our email exchange, I got a call from Sue.    She had just returned from picking up Fisher at the vet - it was surgery day.  

As it turns out, Fisher ended up getting spayed that day, not neutered.  They discovered he was actually a girl!   These mistakes happen every now and again at the shelter.   Sometimes it's just hard to tell boys from girls when they're tiny and floofy!   It was a huge shocker for Sue, and she wrote a great post about it here.    

I thought that might put a wrench in our plan, but it didn't.   We moved ahead with our meet and greet, and they visited us last night.

 I was preparing dinner for the kittens when Emily and Ty arrived. I  was hoping to use food to encourage Monroe to stay out in plain sight and not retreat behind or under anything while they were here.   He was wise to my plan, and quickly darted under the bed when I went to answer the door.    

We chatted for a bit and I managed to persuade Monroe to come out from under bed. I carried him out into the living room, set him down, and the frightened little fellow dashed right back to the bedroom.

A few moments later, Sue arrived with Fisher.   Fisher was eager to explore this new place and checked out every inch of the room with her nose to the ground.   She discovered the giant basket of kitten toys, and made herself right at home inside of it.

We all chatted a little more,  got to know Emily and Ty a little better, and talked a lot about Monroe.  The idea of having a kitten like Monroe in their care, did not worry them a bit.  They have had special needs cats before, and were willing to do whatever it would take to get little Monroe through his adjustment period.

The more we talked, and the more we got to know them, the more I knew they were JUST the kind of people that Monroe needed.  

I went to check on Monroe again, and he was asleep on top of the bed, so I was able to easily scoop him up and bring him back to the living room.  I held him and although his eyes were big,  and he was a wee scared,  Emily and Ty got to see him up close and give him a few pets on the head and scritches on the chin.

We chatted a little more and we watched Fisher run around and do all sorts of goofy kitten things.

Charlene came out to say hello, and Fisher got all growly and silly. Unflappable Bean just looked at her.

And then Emily and Ty they said they wanted to adopt Monroe and Fisher.    Of course there were lots of yays and happy tears.

As I mentioned before, I couldn't dream up a more perfect home for Monroe.  It's a quiet one.  Most evenings there are spent reading books or watching television.   Ty works from home, so there's almost always someone around.

 Of course Fisher, our little extrovert kitten, will be keeping our little introvert company.   Monroe will also have an older woman in his life - they have a very spry, nine year old lady cat.  

In addition to all of this, he'll have very kind, calm and patient parents who will cater to his needs, accept his quirks, and help him through his transitional phase.   I wish all kitties on this planet could know the love this little fellow is about to receive.


I know once he gets settled in and lets go of his fears,  he's going to be such a happy little boy, and will thrive and shine in his surroundings.

DSC_0036

And wont he and Fisher (below) make a lovely pair.

DSC_0049


Such a happy holiday this is!








51 comments:

  1. Awwww. Oh good. :) And they get two wonderful fluffypants kitties! How awesome is that?

    ReplyDelete
  2. How will they tell them apart? I'm so happy for Monroe and Fisher that I could burst. My boys are the same, one introvert and one extrovert. It's a perfect pairing.

    ReplyDelete
  3. Lovely story! So happy about Monroe and darling Fisher :D

    ReplyDelete
  4. This is such a lovely post, I hope Monroe and Fisher are very happy with their new parents xxx

    ReplyDelete
  5. I couldn't have dreamed up a more perfect home and family for Monroe. That is WONDERFUL news! Thank you Ty, Emily, Laurie, and Fisher!

    ReplyDelete
  6. I must say, what an adorable pair! And what a happy Christmas tale. Who could ask for a better present than a new, loving home with a new sister.
    I wish both Monroe and Fisher the best of luck and happiest of times ahead.
    Oh, and Merry Christmas, Laurie!

    ReplyDelete
  7. Yay!!!! What great news :) I'm so happy, whee!!!!!

    ReplyDelete
  8. A double yippiee! Lovely news.

    ReplyDelete
  9. Wonderful news! I follow Sue's blog, too, and think Fisher is just adorable. They are a perfect, gorgeous pair of kittens!

    ReplyDelete
  10. Soooo happy for Monroe and Fisher! <3

    ReplyDelete
  11. Oh what a wonderful story, especially right before Christmas. I have no doubt that Monroe will be romping around with Fisher in true kitten fashion very soon!

    ReplyDelete
  12. I once adopted two kittens from a farmer who identified them as one boy and one girl. Not being wise in the ways of gender identification of little kitties, I just assumed he was right.... My daughters named them "Ginger" and "Rusty" and of course, we often called him "Rusty Boy."
    Around the time that they would be ready for surgery, I realized that I had never seen Rusty's "boy parts." After a more thorough than usual search I discovered that he didn't have any and we had to rename her "Rusty Girl."

    ReplyDelete
  13. Sounds perfectly perfect....a floofy extroverted sister, an older sister (a la Bean)and spectacular parents. The boy will feel at home in no time. Great job all and what a wonderful Christmas tale of tails.

    ReplyDelete
  14. Wonderful Christmas news! So very happy for Monroe & Fisher! And - thank you Laurie & all the blessings of the season to you and yours!

    ReplyDelete
  15. What a wonderful story! I have a "scaredy cat" (Skootch) who is my beloved cat of 12 years. I adore him just the way he is.
    Fisher and Monroe already look like brother and sister! I was hoping you would relate how Fisher started to groom Monroe or play with him, but hopefully that will happen once they are settled in their new home.
    Merry Christmas!

    ReplyDelete
  16. What a lovely pair of kittens. I have been following both blogs and fell for both of these tabby babies immediately. Fisher is a wee lass but fiesty. I see her nose leather is reddish while Monroe's is dark brown. Otherwise they are so alike!

    Their new parents are so LUCKY. And what a surprise for their 9 year old kitty! I hope new pics from their new family will come soon.

    Andrea in California

    ReplyDelete
  17. I love a happy ending! (And some of my favorite cats have been brother-sister teams!)

    ReplyDelete
  18. Also, something similar to Fisher's story happened with one of my dear departed kitties; that's how I ended up with a girl cat named Steve!

    ReplyDelete
  19. Yay for these little kittens! Hope Monroe gets on with the older cat and his new sis... ;)

    Such lovely lil kittens too...

    ReplyDelete
  20. Melissa my previous cat Smokey was a Smokey Joe until she had 4 lovely kittens!

    That was a surprise I can tell you!!

    ReplyDelete
  21. Such great news! I love little Fisher (her back story is so touching) and Monroe and the idea that they are going to be fluffy brother and sister is just so perfect. I am truly glad you found this beautiful boy the perfect home--you and Sue are truly amazing, as are the Bean and Sue's torties.

    ReplyDelete
  22. Aww, now who says there's no Santa Claus? I agree, Laurie, this is absolutely the *perfect* home for sweet Monroe, complete with a Charlene Butterbean of his own. And that funny bunny Fisher, what a perfect little tyke to become Monroe's sister.

    ReplyDelete
  23. Well, "God bless us everyone!" What a pair. Monroe's and Fisher's stories touched me in their own ways. Soooo happy that they found a home...together!

    ReplyDelete
  24. a little Rescue Remedy might help him transition a little better ;)

    not to mention an outgoing sister. You'd be surprised (I often am) about what an outgoing new friend can do for a shy one, sometimes even more so then siblings..

    Congratulations to everyone involved and a big nod to the guy in the red suit for sprinkling his magic dust all over this..

    ReplyDelete
  25. awww!
    Love me a happy ending!
    Lynda in England.

    ReplyDelete
  26. Happy weepy.
    Love to all!

    ReplyDelete
  27. This is great news for both of these adorable little kitties. I'm curious though, what happened to Fisher's whiskers?

    ReplyDelete
  28. Such a lovely tale to tell! And such a happy ending for two absolutely precious kittens -- I know they are going to be so happy together in their forever home. Merry Christmas, Laurie!

    ReplyDelete
  29. oh, what a lovely and happy story! yay monroe! yay fisher! yay emily and ty and big sister kitty! <3 <3

    ReplyDelete
  30. Made a happy day even happier!

    lubs & hugs to Monroe and Fisher!!!!

    Auntie Em

    ReplyDelete
  31. This is wonderful news! It's always great to read the adoption stories, but both Fisher and Monroe are such special little kittens (in very different ways!) that their story is especially delightful. I hope their new folks will provide us with updates!

    ReplyDelete
  32. Thank you for this wonderful Christmas gift! I'm so happy for everyone!!

    ReplyDelete
  33. So perfect! A wonderful Christmas tale!

    ReplyDelete
  34. Yay yay! Such a wonderful story - wiping away a tear of joy. sniff!

    Happy holidays, Laurie, Craig, Charlene and Monroe!!!

    ReplyDelete
  35. that is great Christmas news....we are so happy for Monroe and Fisher - and we know they will bring their new family lots of love and joy!!

    ReplyDelete
  36. Huzzah for happy endings,so cheerful to get good news on Christmas Eve.

    ReplyDelete
  37. Great news for Monroe. Sounds like a fine family to settle down with. While I was reading your story I had to chuckle about Fisher's vet visit. I'm sure Fisher was quite surprised to learn that she was a girl.

    ReplyDelete
  38. Just perfect all around, Monroe and his new sister are beautiful kitties, they will be so good for each other! Thanks for bringing this great news...I was wondering about Monroe and seeing this story makes me happy ;o) Great work by everyone involved and Happy Holidays to the IBKC world!

    ReplyDelete
  39. I have been reading about Fisher on Pitter Patter - and so glad that little Monroe and that beauty, Fisher are going to a great place.
    Thank goodness for folks like you and Sue.
    Merry Christmas from Alabama.

    ReplyDelete
  40. Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to everyone!!! Heidemarie

    ReplyDelete
  41. What a wonderful holiday adoption! My black cat was a hider, too. I spent weeks getting her to just come out of the closet. She still hides from other people but did come out once to meet my mother. I think an extrovert kitty is just what Monroe needs. Merry Christmas to all of you!

    ReplyDelete
  42. Hoorays all around! And a Pitter Pat cross-over is a bonus!

    ReplyDelete
  43. I wonder if their other cat is a floofy brown tabby, also!

    :o)

    ReplyDelete
  44. Thank you for the wonderful news this Christmas Eve! Yay for Monroe, Fisher and his lovely family.

    Hope everyonoe has a safe and happy holiday. :)

    ReplyDelete
  45. Merry Christmas from our kitties to yours!

    ReplyDelete
  46. Forever homes are the best thing ever. :)

    ReplyDelete
  47. Great story!
    So good that these two beautiful kitties have found a loving new home. Makes me smile. :-)

    ReplyDelete
  48. Yay for Monroe and Fisher! And Merry Xmas to all!

    ReplyDelete
  49. Great to hear Monroe is getting a nice home. If he's anything like my shy rescues, he'll always hide when company comes over, but he'll adore "his" humans. Good luck to both these furry babies!

    ReplyDelete

Linkwithin

Blog Widget by LinkWithin