Tuesday, October 25, 2016
Goodbye Little Friend-zo
Shortly after we found a home for Cleo and Posey, I put up a post on my personal Facebook page letting my friends know that Enzo still needed to find his people. He needed a special family --- patient people that would understand that he might be a little shy and scared at first, and need some help getting acclimated.
Enzo's soulful eyes had caught Christy's attention , and she had been crushin' on this kitten ever since his arrival. The post was the nudge she needed, and seconds after I shared it, Christy commented, "I want him". And seconds after that, "I'm serious."
It was Christy's birthday on this day, and Enzo would be the sweetest little gift from the Universe.
Christy is a dear friend, and if you've met her, you know how loving, warm, and wonderful she is. Her heart is huge for animals. She's the force behind Liberté du Monde Gourmet, and each year during our FUNdraiser, she donates a portion of her sales. She's good, good people, and knowing our precious Enzo would be a part of her family, which includes her kind partner, Jensen, his lovely daughter, and a senior French Bulldog, made me awfully happy. I knew without a doubt that this family will provide this kitten with exactly what he needed -- patience and love.
Christy was out of town at the time and was scheduled to return on Oct 18th, which meant that Enzo would be staying a little longer than his sisters. This extra time was great for all of us -- he got a little braver and was able to show his sweet self a little more, and we got to understand him better, and enjoy this time with him. We all bonded tightly, especially Wylla, who LOVED having this little guy to chum around with. Charlene enjoyed the boy, too, and they shared many good naps together. She even let him takeover her favorite bed upstairs.
His goodbye was a little harder than others -- he had our hearts. But like I've said a squillion times before, including yesterday in his sisters' adoption tale, what makes saying goodbye bearable is knowing our kittens always land where they should, and where they will be loved.
And because Christy is a dear friend, there will be opportunities to see our dear Friend-zo again, which also helps.
I couldn't possibly be any happier for this kitten and my friend, too. We wish you a long, happy lifetime together!