Saturday, September 12, 2009
To find out if she is coming to your neck of the woods, check her website: http://www.alisonlarkin.com/appearances.htm
She is absolutely fabulous and a must see!
Her book, The English American, is a great read. (No, I am not getting a cut of the profits, I am just a fan).
Here she is making her announcement on the Ellen show:
I am so happy she decided to share this on TV; I think it's wonderful that the public is getting a glance at adoption and what it takes to become an adoptive parent.
Wednesday, September 9, 2009
The average wait time until referral is currently 6 - 8 months, but I do know of several people who received theirs in 3 -4 months.
Monday, September 7, 2009
Since I've posted a picture of our newest furry family member, I need to post one of our sweet Freddy. Here he is!
As I mentioned below, Freddy found The Husband at the mailboxes at our old apartment complex in Georgia and decided to move in with us when he was about 7 weeks old.
He's been through a lot with us - many many moves, car rides, plane trips, hotels, apartments, and homes.
He is the most loving little guy and especially loves the ladies!
We feel so lucky to have him in our lives.
(Yes, you may call me the Crazy Cat Lady)
Sunday, September 6, 2009
We've been looking on the internet at all the cats available for adoption through our local rescue organization and decided to go to an adoption event at Petsmart today. There were so many cuties, and we could not decide which one would be the best fit for our sweetie. The same organization was having an event at another Petsmart 40 minutes away, and we decided to look there as well. When we got there, we described what we were looking for (good with cats, loving, playful, good with toddlers) and they showed us a cat that would be perfect. And then they started telling us about another cat they'd had for a long time, who would also be a good match, but who was deaf. We looked in the cage, and a handsome, albeit dirty, white cat looked back. We took him out of the cage to go to the backroom to play with him and I fell in love with the little guy. He was at a kill shelter and his time was running out. Apparently people were hesitant to bring home a deaf cat.
I'm happy to announce that he is now a member of our family. The Husband and I have been taking turns staying with him in the guest room, and he is just the sweetest thing. He's played extensively with his new mouse toy, snuggled and cuddled, and had lots and lots of water.
We are keeping him in the guest room for two weeks and will then introduce him to our Freddy. I hope with all of my heart that he is the companion Freddy needs and that they will become best friends.
Welcome to your forever family, Casper!