Friday, October 26, 2012

So Long, Solomon Small

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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.

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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!!


30 comments:

  1. Oooh, another happy ending, and right after me coming off Facebook to find that a high school friend of mine who was trying to place a black kitten in a home gave up her delusions and is keeping him <3

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  2. Pictures! We need pictures of them both! Pictures or it didn't happen!

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  3. Love that Sol ("sun") is going to be catsibs with Apollo! CUTE. Auspicious.

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    1. That is awesome and yes, a very good sign!

      Goodbye, sweet Sol. I'll miss your grumpy baby face and perfectly situated paws, but I know you'll be very happy with your new family. Send us an update now and then! xoxo

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    2. Yes! Was thinking the same thing!

      It is a celestial household indeed.

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  4. Me and mom LOVE happy endings :D
    We too would like to see some pictures on both !
    Wish you a pawsome weekend :)

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  5. Yay for happy endings! Wonderful pictures, as always, but I am particularly taken with the first one, where Sol seems to be showing his gold tag very proudly. "See? I did it, Charlene!"

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  6. Yay for happy endings! Wonderful pictures, as always, but I am particularly taken with the first one, where Sol seems to be showing his gold tag very proudly. "See? I did it, Charlene!"

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  7. I agree with Shelley T - Sol seems exceptionally proud of his tag in the first pic! Enjoy your new family, Sol!

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  8. Loving Sol's paw "What is this thing on my neck?? A toy??" Congrats to Apollo getting a new buddy. And now we know "the coin of the Realm" is JAM.

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  9. Teal blue is truly his color. It sets off his fur perfectly!

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  10. Wow, that was a quick introduction! At our shelter we usually recommend a week of separation and _then_ introduction. Great news that Apollo accepted his new brother so sweetly!

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  11. OMG - The first picture is soooo cute! The look on his face and his little dainty paw. I'm melting.....

    Val

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  12. Further evidence of how Charlene Butterbean's Finishing School for Kittens prepares them so well to integrate successfully with other cats. Good job Sol! (And Apollo!)

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  13. Sol is handsome in his beautiful teal collar. And I didn't notice that this fellow has rather large feet. I think he and his new brother are going to be great pals. Nick and Abby are lucky, as is Sol. A perfect match.

    Now, pass the jam, Laurie, I have some hot biscuits right here!!

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  14. What a doll he is !!! So glad he got a good home.

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  15. When Laurie tells a "kitten in their new home story", I know I'm going to cry. I try not to look, but I'm drawn to it like a moth to a flame. As expected, tears!

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  16. Sol is soooo cute! I am sure he is a very happy boy! Congratulations Abby, Nick and Apollo!

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  17. They HAD to choose Sol, since Apollo is a sun god. :)

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  18. Laurie, PLEASE don't make us wait all weekend until Monday for the final home-going story! I might die of anticipation!

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  19. Such a lovely tale of a happy kitten in his new home! I always expect to feel sad when you tell your kitten-departing stories, Laurie, but I end up feeling so happy for everybody -- and especially for Apollo and Sol, who will be brothers from different mothers from now on. It sounds as if Abby and Nick picked the perfect Small to join their family!

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  20. this is the boy I wanted but don't live close enough... Glad to hear he has gone to a loving home with an older brother. I agree w/ Cynthia, like a moth to a flame but your blog, not just the good bye stories!!

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  21. Aw! I'm glad he's already settled in to his new home!

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  22. Solomon is a gorgeous little grump...but I believe he has been smiling inside.

    Sol seemed a little in awe of his gold medal in the first picture and Charlene sure deserves to feel proud of her charges!

    (hoping to see pix of the new fur-bros someday)

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  23. I had never ever been a fan of siamese cats. Watching your broods grow, I can certainly appreciate their beauty now.

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  24. I love the first picture. It's like he's saying, "Thank you for my awesome medal, Laurie." I'm thrilled he's doing fabulously in his furever home. Apollo should've swatted him for daring to steal his food. ;D

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  25. It sounds like Sol is home, right where he belongs. *sniff, sniff* I'm incredibly happy for him and his new family. :)

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  26. Wow. Talk about perfect match-ups. It sure helps ease the pain of separation when the story is as great as this one.

    I'll miss Sol's grump-ish little face, too, but enjoy thinking of him frolicking with his new bro.

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  27. Waiting with bated breath in the East to find out what happened to Liam & Violet! (Maybe the delayed posting is because Laurie is picking up a new batch of kitties on Monday morning? ;)

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