Monday, June 22, 2015
Just as the Universe Planned
It was quite a week for Myron/Myra Clover. First, though she spent many weeks with us being called "Myron", we told her she was actually a girl. I'm guessing she knew this already, and was just waiting for us to figure it out, but still, it must have been a little confusing. THEN she got adopted and left our nest. That's a lot for a little kitten to digest!
But don't worry, everything is awesome. You see, little Myron/Myra, who's now called Dixie Ulysses Clover, is kind of staying in the IBKC family. She got adopted by Victoria and Ian, who are Agnes Pettibone's parents!
You may remember the sadness last year when they lost their dear Henry Pettibone. They were waiting to heal a bit after their big loss and were finally feeling ready to bring a new little kitten into their lives. Agnes was ready, too. She was showing signs that she could use a playmate, so when our Clovers moved in, Victoria sent me a note expressing interest.
The cat experts say that adopting a younger cat of the opposite sex is the best when bringing a second cat into your home, and because Agnes' happiness is very important to Ian and Vic, they they were on the hunt for a dear boy kitty.
As soon as quarantine had passed, they came for a visit, and quickly fell head-over-heels in love with sweet Myron. His calmness and sweetness combined with the love and admiration he had for the older lady cats in our house made him the perfect candidate to be Agnes' new buddy. It was decided that he would be theirs.
But the morning of the day he was to be adopted, we found out that Myron was a Myra. I knew they had their hearts set on a boy kitty, so once I learned this news, I was afraid it might spoil everything. I spoke with Vic, told her the whole story and we had a good laugh on the phone. She had to discuss it all with Ian, and after she did, she called right back and said they wanted to proceed with the adoption as planned. They were too deep in love to turn back now! I had a feeling it would all play out this way, but I have to admit I was a little nervous!
It's funny, but without the little gender mix-up, there's a chance they wouldn't have considered this sweet little girl. Maybe the Universe threw this twist into the plan to make sure that Myron/Myra/Dixie Ulysses Clover found her way to Vic, Ian and Agnes. Out of this litter, she really is the best match for their family.
So thank you, Universe, for stepping in! You always know what's best!
And thank you to Victoria and Ian for being so understanding! We are so delighted that you added Dixie to your family and we wish you all the best!