Evelyn gave her heart some time to heal, then a couple of months back she sent me a note saying she was ready for another kitty love. Her cat Leo was acting lonely, and it seemed he was ready too.
At that time, our precious Clovers were with us, but all had been spoken for. I promised her first pick of the next litter, and when they arrived, the first kitten that caught her eye was a floofly black and white girl.
We had our naming rights auction, and Nanette, the winning bidder, named that floofy black and white girl "Evelyn".
And yes, we took this as a sign.
Evelyn (the human) came down to meet Evelyn (the kitten) and her sisters. We had a lovely visit and while we watched the kittens play, she told me that she thought she might like two kittens, and not just one. I was excited to hear this because you know we always like to send our kittens out in pairs whenever possible, and also because I thought it made the most sense for Leo, who is 11 years old. The kittens could keep each other entertained and Leo could enjoy watching them and interact as much and as often as he liked. Though he's very young at heart, an energetic kitten could potentially become a little pesky at times.
After much deliberation, Evelyn (the human) picked Henrietta, too. And if Evelyn (the kitten) would have had her choice, I think she would have picked Henrietta as well. These two kittens have always enjoyed each other's company, and have been pretty chummy from the start.
We're quite happy for Evelyn, Evelyn, Henrietta, and Leo, and we wish them all the happiness in the world!
Oh, Henrietta will be keeping her name, but Evelyn (the kitten) most likely will be changing hers.