Tuesday, June 12, 2012
Parting Ways with the Last of the Winklers
After a long, tough, battle with cancer, Leslie and Mike said goodbye to their sweet kitty, Haggis. The emptiness and sadness in the home was hard to bear, so Leslie contacted me shortly after the Winklers arrived, to see who might be available.
Leonard was already spoken for. We had an appointment set for Rachel and Daniel to meet the kittens, so I told Leslie they could have next pick.
They picked Franklin and Daphne. Well, they picked Franklin, and Daphne picked them.
Everyone was bouncing around when they first arrived for the meeting. We sat on the floor with the kittens and watched them play. Leslie and Mike settled on the couch after a bit and Miss Daphne hopped right up there and took a nap on Leslie's knee. The deal was sealed.
They stood up to leave and Leslie held Daphne in her hands for a moment to say goodbye. Daphne threw her tiny paw over Leslie's hand in the most comforting way.
I have been accused of reading too much into cat behavior, and I will admit to over-anlyzing many a kitten, but I think everyone one in the room at that moment felt Daphne was trying to say something. And whatever it was she communicated with that sweet gesture, I think, made Leslie feel better, and it seemed like a little bit of her sadness may have lifted.
Kittens are magical that way.
When they came back for the adoption this weekend, Daphne and Franklin were just winding down. Franklin wedged himself between Leslie and a pillow and fell asleep. Daphne jumped up onto Mike's lap and curled up into a ball. They were completely comfortable and at ease with their new parents. I truly believe, these kittens were meant to be theirs.
I'm really pleased how everything worked out with the Winklers. I love how the pairs were paired and Leonard was the perfect choice for his new home too.
It all worked out perfectly, just like it always does.
Once again, thank you Universe.
And thank you Leslie and Mike for adopting Daphne and Franklin. We are so happy for these precious kittens and you too!