Their plan was to eventually add a kitten to their family, and they were just waiting for the timing to feel right, Dose to grow up a little bit, and for that perfect kitten to come along.
During this time, we kept our eyes open for a good kitten match for this family. Oliver Furman was a contender, but the timing wasn't quite right.
After Murray, our Greyhound friend, came for a visit last month and we saw how smitten Clive Loudermilk was with this pup, I sent Elise a message to let her know we had a dog-loving kitten in our current litter. She talked about it with Michael, they looked at the pictures of Clive, then all three came over for a meet-and-greet with the Loudermilks.
Dose has met several cats in his day, some friendly, some not. The memories of the non-friendlys and the quantity of kittens in the room made Dose a little bit nervous, so at first, he hid behind mom. The kittens were comfortable and curious and most came close. I think Ralphie was the only one who hung back - not out of fear, he was just happy atop his perch and under the lamplight.
As the evening progressed, Dose became more at ease and more playful. If he got startled and hid again, he could easily be coaxed out with a few words and a freeze-dried chicken treat.
We bounced a tennis ball with Dosey and Clive joined in on the game. During this time, little Cyrus was close by, and snuggling in the laps of Michael and Elise. Graham, who was curious at first, joined Ralphie on the perch.
We had a nice visit, then the three left and discussed this big decision.
A couple of days later, I checked in with Elise to see if they had made up their minds yet. Much to my surprise, they decided they wanted to adopt CYRUS. That whole time we were playing ball with Dosey and Clive, Cyrus was busy stealing both of their hearts! Sneaky little kitten.
I got a message from Elise, and things are going really well for Cyrus in his new home. The whole family is happy with their choice!
Thank you so much for adopting our dear boy! I am so glad your perfect kitten came along!