Last summer, Stacy and Mark lost their sweet tuxedo cat, Kevin. At less than a year old, cancer took this little fellow's life. As you can imagine, it was hard very on the humans in the household, as well as Kaci, their tabby girl. After all they went through, they thought it might be best to remain a one-cat household. This was fine at first, but Kaci started to show signs of loneliness and depression.
After a chat with the vet, Stacy and Mark decided it might be time to bring a playmate (or even two) into their home for Kaci.
Stacy sent me a very nice, long letter telling me all about the life they lived and the cats they've loved. They sounded like wonderful people, so we were excited to have them meet the kittens.
The day they visited, the kittens had just been sprung from quarantine. The Petires weren't quite used to the bigger world, so they spent a fair amount of time under the couch. With a little encouragement (a feather wand) we did manage to fish them out, so they could meet Stacy and Mark.
We had a lovely visit, but they hadn't made up their minds by the time the meeting was over, so I gave them the weekend to think about it.
Stacy called the next day to say they would love to adopt Aloysius and Sir Reginald. We were thrilled they decided to take a pair!
A couple of weeks passed, the kittens all had surgery, and they were ready to leave our nest. I emailed Stacy to arrange a time for the adoption and we made a date.
THEN she asked if Forrest had been spoken for. They had been toying with the idea of adopting him too.
I told her that no one had stepped forward yet, but all of our kittens always find great homes, so I wasn't too worried. Of course I would love to see the three boys go together, but I would never pressure anyone to adopt three kittens at once.
So, Friday evening Stacy and Mark came to pick up the kittens.
And they brought an extra carrier JUST in case.
Good thing they did, because they needed it.
The three Petrie boys all got adopted together.
OH, and they're all keeping their names.
Thank you, Stacy and Mark. You made three kitties very happy. And this human too.