Thursday, September 1, 2016
A Kitten Connection
Tanya has ben following the IBKC since our early days. She found her way to us when the Picketts were in residence -- they were the fourth litter litter, I think.
She's fallen in love with a kitten or two over the years, and though she was very tempted at times, did not step forward to claim one.
All of these adorable Dinichi kittens were giving Tanya a serious case of kitten fever and I noticed she was leaving a lot of comments on all of these cuties on the blog, Facebook, and Instagram, too. She was dazzled by all the Dinichis, but completely smitten with Tegan.
So, I sent her this note.
I've seen you post a whole lot of comments on our dear little Tegan. You've got a good eye for kittens and the ones you seem to fall for are the extra-shiny, extra-special ones. She is no exception. In fact, part of my brain keeps thinking I need to have the "can we keep her" conversation with Craig.
I haven't started meet and greets yet, though Russell is spoken for, but if you're at all serious about your love for this girl, let me know. I'm not pressuring you by any means, I just wanted to say your instincts are spot-on, and if you feel like adding to your nest, you couldn't possibly make a better pick. She, indeed, is a special one.
I hope all is well with you and you're having a good summer.
xo xo Laurie
In all these years of fostering, I had never reached out like this to anyone before, but my gut just told me I needed to say something. I truly did not want to pressure her in any way, but I just saw this connection happening for Tanya, and I just felt I had to say something before someone else stepped in and scooped Tegan up.
She responded instantly and enthusiastically. She was sitting at her computer that very second my message arrived because she was in the middle of sending a video of Tegan to Brian, her sweetheart, who was out of town for work.
Before they moved forward with anything, they needed to have a serious discussion about this. They have two adult cats already, and wanted to think about their happiness and how bringing a kitten into their lives might change things.
After some good talking, much thinking, and a few questions about Tegan for me, they decided to come meet her.
And of course, when they met her in person, after a few happy squeals , "Where do we sign?" were the first words out of Tanya's mouth.
They were enchanted by the delightful girl!
I've gotten lots of messages from Tanya since they brought their baby home. They are deeply in love with her and she speaks of her kitten with much joy in her voice. It's so very sweet.
Because they're so concerned with the happiness of Sasha and Mishka, their big cats, they've been exercising patience and taking introductions slowly. Things are progressing nicely and they are well on their way to a harmonious home!
Brian, Tanya, Sasha, Mishka, and Tegan -- we wish you all of the happiness in the world! I do believe that kitten was destined to be a part of your family, and it thrills me to no end that this connection happened!