Wednesday, August 1, 2012
The Prince Finds His Palace
As kittens leave the nest, the ones that remain, often show a shift in personality. Once the more dominant ones are gone, the quieter ones become braver, louder, and often start to shine brighter. It's a beautiful transformation to witness.
The other Gibsons all left on Saturday, so we had several days alone with little Charles Laurent. These last few days with him were splendid. He was dear before, but in this time, he managed to become even dearer. This little boy who sat back and watched the rest, stepped forward. He became very vocal, confident, friendlier, sweeter and even snugglier.
I always thought Charles was a special one before, but he blossomed quickly into an even more spectacular kitten. I was hoping an equally spectacular family would find their way to us.
Well, they did.
I received an email with a subject line that read "Charles Charms". I was excited to open it up, and read its contents.
In this message, Aimee described in great detail the kind of home they could offer a kitten, and it was the absolute perfect scenario for our dear Charles. Honestly, I couldn't dream up a more perfect place for him.
Both Aimee and Erik are professors and their teaching schedules are nearly opposite, so there's almost aways someone home. They live a quiet life, with lots of time to devote to kitties, and lots of love to give. They have a handsome, friendly, year-old tabby boy. He's a recent adoptee from our Humane Society and was in need of a kitty friend. Preferably, a orange stripy boy named Charles.
I usually don't put collars and gold medals on our kittens until I know for sure they have homes. I had such a good feeling after reading their letter of introduction, I went ahead and suited up Charles before Aimee and Erik arrived for their meet-and-greet.
When they came over last night, sweet Charles was in curled in a ball, sound asleep, atop a pillow on the center of couch. When they said hello, Charles unfurled, rolled over, stretched his paws and toes and greeted Aimee and Erik. There was lots of oohing and aahing and commenting on the cuteness of his ear tufts and pinkness of his nose.
Charles charmed, adoption papers were completed, and off the prince went to his new castle.
I'm so happy for the boy and his new family. It is the perfect palace for our prince.
Aimee and Erik, you were definitely worth the wait! Thank you so much for adopting this little kitten gem.