Friday, October 26, 2012
So Long, Solomon Small
Abby and Nick were the lucky folks who adopted Sol Small. They were looking for a second kitty to love and a playmate for their seven year-old cat. Apollo is his name, and he's a very handsome lynx point.
Abby told me a lot about their life in her introductory email, and they sounded like really wonderful people. I knew they could offer a great home to one of our kittens, so we made an appointment for a meet-and-greet.
When they came for their meeting, Abby brought a jar of homemade jam.
If you want to score points with Laurie and Craig, giving them a delicious jar of homemade jam is a very good way to do it.
Of course the Smalls are always sweet and cuddly, but the day of Abby and Nick's visit, they turned it up a notch, and put on quite a show.
Louie, Violet and Liam climbed into their laps to cuddle. Sol perched on their shoulders. All the Smalls purred, purred, and purred. The Smalls would take breaks from their snuggling to frolic, then return to laps and shoulders to charm their suitors some more.
It was a very close race between Sol and Liam, but after much deliberation, Sol was their pick.
Abby has already emailed with a little update:
Sol took no time settling in and giving out lots of love to both Nick and I. I left him napping on the couch when I went to bed the first night but woke up in the middle of the night with him curled up on my shoulder. He has been an absolute sweetheart!
The first day with our older cat, Apollo, was a bit difficult, but Sol kept his distance and Apollo mostly stayed in one place and growled. By the end of the second day Apollo was sitting closer and keeping a tight eye on the kitten, and by day three they were both chasing each other around playing.
Last night everyone slept on the bed together without incident, and this morning Sol stuck is face right in Apollo's food dish while he was eating and Apollo just let him do it (Apollo is a bit nuts about food so I was expecting a swat). In other words, they are already getting on very well, better than I had hoped for at this stage!
Isn't that wonderful? I'm so happy for dear Sol.
Thanks so much for adopting our boy, Abby and Nick. It sounds like you're quite happy with your pick, and I think Sol feels the very same way!
Oh, and thanks again for the jam!!