Well, folks. I hope you're sitting down -- have I got some news for you! Don't worry, it's not bad news, it's just kind of shocking.
SO, the kittens all went in for surgery. Everyone did great, came through with flying colors, and were fully awake and snacking when I came to pick them up at the shelter.
Sarah, foster program coordinator, had a funny look on her face when I arrived and explained that though I dropped off two boys and two girls, I would be leaving with three girls and one boy.
Yep. Upon intake, when they checked the sex of Nicholas, they thought he was boy, but boy did they get that wrong! He, indeed, is a she!
It happens every now and again -- especially when the tots are so tiny. You may recall it happened to us once before with Myron/Myra and Ramona/Ramon Clover! And when I shared their story, you all shared many similar stories in the comment section
As soon as I got home I contacted his adopter, who thankfully did not care one bit, and actually a good laugh over the whole debacle. She would be just as happy with a "her" and she would be with a "him".
Next, I sent a message to Marianne, who was the high-bidder in the naming rights auction, and the person responsible for giving him the name "Nicholas Cassidy". Since she named him, she should decide what to rename
Here's what Marianne had to say:
Wow, Laurie! Cassie always got her way with me and the other kitties, but who knew she could change a boy kitty into a girl from beyond the grave. I guess she wasn't satisfied with just being remembered as a middle name.
This is definitely a sign that Nicholas Cassidy should be called Cassie Nicole Dinichi. Best of luck to her new family since any cat named after Cassie will carry at least some of her curiosity and strong-will, but also her sweetness
So, there you have it! Nicholas Cassidy is now Cassie Nicole! And curious, strong-willed and sweet is exactly what she is, so it couldn't be more fitting!
I'm so grateful all involved parties were understanding and found humor in the situation! Thank you so much for just rolling with it!
Just in case you missed the post Friday, it went up kind of late in the afternoon, I wanted to share again that there are some new kitty cards in the shop! Visit the shop to get a closer look and learn a little bit more about them, or just scroll down and look at the previous post! Thank you!