Do you remember meeting our kitty-loving friend John?
Well, I am happy to announce that John is now Jimmy's dad.
We couldn't be happier that John and wife Monika adopted the boy. They are two of our favorite people in the world, and they are also the awesomest kitty parents ever.
To illustrate their awesomeness, I will share this photo with you.
Photo courtesy of Monika
Yes, they built this little squirrel dining room outside their kitchen window so their big kitties, Howard and Junior, could observe and be entertained by the squirrels in their yard. Isn't that brilliant?
John has seen many of our kittens come and go over the years but there was something about Jimmy that caught his eye and according to Monika, he just couldn't stop talking about that boy. Monika realized this was more than just an infatuation, so she asked me if Jimmy had been spoken for.
At that point in time, I was in the middle of an email exchange with a woman who was interested in possibly adopting Jimmy and Royal, and we were trying to figure out a convenient time to meet. It sounded very promising, and I shared this with Monika, and told her I would keep her posted.
But before the meeting happened, the gal emailed to let me know that they had adopted another pair.
Shortly after I received this message, the phone rang, the caller ID read "Monika", but it was John's voice on the other end of the phone. I told him what had just happened, and he told me he wanted Jimmy. Sight unseen, he knew that kitten was meant to be theirs.
John had plans to head out of town for a weekend with the guys, so Monika was the one who came down to Tacoma to fill out the adoption paperwork and pick up dear Jimmy.
Well, John couldn't stand not being there when Jimmy arrived, so he cut his weekend plans short to be at home for this momentous occasion. Yes, John chose his kitten over a weekend of card-playing, cigar smoking, and drinking with the boys.
It was all worth it though - here's the magical moment when John met Jimmy.
Photo courtesy of Monika
I've talked with Monika several times since Jimmy moved in, and things are going great. REALLY, really, really, really great.
Those tabby boys, Howard and Junior, accepted Jimmy nearly instantly, and they're already sleeping in piles and playing together. Jimmy does a good job at keeping them on their toes, and now before Howard and Junior enter a room, they always look both ways to see if Jimmy is near and ready to pounce. I had to laugh when she told me that because Jimmy was the king of the ambush wrestling match, and was always taking down his unsuspecting brothers. He's got some very sly moves.
Here's the little tabby family. Howard on the left, Junior in the middle, Jimmy on the right.
Don't they look like they belong together?
Photo courtesy of John
I think they do.
It's funny how things play out. It seemed at first there was another destiny for Jimmy, but now it's clear he was meant to join this family with John, Monika, Howard and Junior.
You'll be happy to know, we'll be getting lots of updates. John is already planning to set up studio lights in their home for optimum kitten photographs, and I promise to give you a report every time I pay the happy family a visit.
So Jimmy, we won't say goodbye, we'll say SEE YOU LATER. Because we will.