Tuesday, March 1, 2016
Goodbye to Our Little Gray Girl
About the time the Higgenbotoms moved in with us, Elton, who volunteers at the Humane Society, posted a message on the HS Volunteer Facebook page stating that he had been on a long search for the perfect kitten. Mister, his big orange boy cat, was showing signs that he was in need of a playmate, and Elton really wanted to find a kitten that would merge easily into their home and be a great buddy for Mister. He also really wanted a kitten that was a good "lap cat" and was loving and affectionate, too.
Chesley seemed like she might check all of his boxes, so I sent a message to Elton asking if he might like to meet her. He came over the next Saturday to visit with our little gray girl and quickly fell in love with her.
At that point, the kittens had some growing to do before they were ready for adoption, so Elton had to wait three weeks for his girl. I'm sure these weeks were long and torturous, but this gave him plenty of time for him to prepare for her arrival. Though Elton felt Mister really wanted a friend, he wanted to make Chesley's introduction to him was slow and stress-free. He set up a room just for her where she could get comfortable and acclimated before she went nose-to-nose with Mister.
Finally, adoption day came on Friday, and here she is in Elton's arms.
Congrats on your new little kitten, Elton! We hope Mister and Chesley become the best of buddies and you have the loving lap cat you've always wanted!
Do stay in touch -- we're all curious to see how this little beauty develops!
Stay tuned, folks. I've got some updates happening the IBKC shop today that I'll be sharing with you shortly!