This weekend, all of our little Lamms left for their new homes. It all happened very fast, but all the families they joined are so wonderful, so we are quite thrilled for everyone.
First to depart was Baxter.
Prior to the arrival of the Lamms, my friend Jessica had put in a request for an orange boy, and I promised her first dibs on the next one we got.
The day the Lamms arrived, I sent a picture of the tiny orange guy to Jessica and a few days later Jessica, husband Tim and son Jack came over to meet him. They were impressed with his adorableness and tininess and quickly decided he should be theirs.
Besides the humans in the house, he'll have a dog friend, Brown, and a two year old Tabby sister named Athena. It sounds like Athena gets a little bored at times and we're all hoping Baxter will do his best to keep her entertained.
I'm sure he will. He's highly entertaining!
Later that evening, Sara and Tom came to pick up their pair, Edison and Edna.
Sara and Tom are a lovely young couple residing in Seattle with their cat, Addison. Recently they said goodbye to Addison's BKF (best kitty friend) and they wanted to bring in a pair of cuddly companions to lift everyone's spirits.
Edison and Edna were selected for this mission.
I think they'll be perfect. They both enjoyed the attention they got from Charlene, so having a mentor like Addison, is a wonderful scenario for the pair.
Sara's mother is a 3rd grade teacher and she shared with her classroom that Sara and Tom would be adopting the pair and showed them pictures from the blog. Soon, as you can see, the IBKC became a daily discussion in the classroom, and even an inspiration for a poem...
My mom just sent me a poem that her third grade class in Connecticut wrote about the Lamms. Its super adorable and touches on lots of points (flat stanley, naps) that they went nuts for when you posted on the blog. I'm pretty sure I told you that they have been discussing the kittens in class and my mom has been using the blog as a tool for learning. They are learning about "social issues" and have discussed adoption, fostering, pet care, and a whole bunch of other things. She said that the kids spend about an hour a day talking about the Lamms in one way shape or form. The prior poem made it to my mom's main board for discussion during poetry day. That's why they were inspired to write a poem together :-) Feel free to share it.
The Lamm kittens are so sweet, "Me-you!"
We love Baxter, Zelda, Edna, and Edison, too.
They cuddle so nice together for their naps,
Or sometimes they curl up on your laps.
How many books can four kittens read?
In our school they can succeed!
They love Flat Stanley, yes they do,
Let's not pet one, but two.
On a field trip to Seattle we wish to go,
To adopt an itty bitty kitty that we know!
Thank you 3rd Graders, your poem is lovely and touching. The kittens say "thanks" for writing a poem about them!!! You made them feel very special.
Zelda left last so she spent her last night here alone with us after all the others had departed. She did so well. I thought she might be a little lost at first without them, but she really was just fine. She went along doing her kitten business - napping, playing, snacking, cuddling.
We let her sleep with us that night, which is something we rarely do with kittens. She spent the whole night curled up on my pillow, or on me, just purring away. In the wee hours of the morning she woke up and started wriggling around in my hair and chewed on my earlobe for a short spell. She slipped back into slumber, and slept until a more reasonable hour.
Zelda's parents, Alex and Lynn are very kind, kitty-loving people. In fact the second they arrived for their meet-and-greet, Lynn was moved to tears by the beauty of a pile of napping Lamms.
They have plans to spoil her rotten with many kitty toys, towers and lots and lots of love.
Zelda now has a 6 month old Calico sister named India Rose, so even though she's left our nest solo, she will not be alone.
Three happy families, four happy Lamms.
I know many of you were quite attached to this little litter and it's hard to say goodbye. Please take comfort in knowing their families are awesome and already love them as much as we all do.
Everyone has promised to keep us updated with photos too, so this won't be the last of the Lamms.
These adorable Lamms are going to be a tough act to follow.
And speaking of following acts.....
They have already arrived!! Two words.
OK, two more words.
Tune in tomorrow....