Friday, December 9, 2016
Goodbye, But See You Soon!
Shawn and David, dear friends of ours, joined us at our home for Thanksgiving Dinner.
In my first conversation with David that day, we chatted about cats and Christmas. In the past few years, they had said goodbye to three sweet senior cats, the most recent, last summer, and this would be the first year in a very long that they would not have cats during the holiday season. They had been talking about getting cats once again soon but thought they would wait until after the new year when things settled down.
David was looking forward to decorating the tree and hanging all of his favorite fragile ornaments instead of the usual more practical plastic ones -- the kind that can't be destroyed by cats.
But these plans to wait started shifting once Poe and Marigold entered the room.
Shawn blurted out "Oh my god, are they available?" Followed with "It IS my birthday on Saturday."
We had someone, we thought, lined up for this pair, but it all fell through earlier that week, so Poe and Marigold were back on the market and looking for a home.
No decisions were made that day, we all just enjoyed our meal, the guests, and the kittens, and as they left that night, Shawn and David said they would talk about it and let us know their decision soon.
We were thrilled, to say the very least, when Shawn called to say they wanted to adopt Poe and Marigold!
You know how we love these kittens and we were hoping to find some very special people to adopt them. Well, we found them. And these people are our people, so we'll be able to easily stay in touch with them and even see these two every now and again.
In fact, we're going to their house this weekend for a holiday gathering! I'll give you the full report on Monday!
So, thank you, David and Shawn, for adopting this extra-special pair. We know how you love and adore your cats, so we know their life will be a good one.
Before they left, I had a frank discussion with Poe and Marigold about Christmas trees, ornaments, and holiday hazards. Poe gave me a look that seemed to say "I have no impulse control." So, good luck with that, guys!