Sunday, September 6, 2009

Our special needs adoption ;-)

Four years ago, when we were living in an apartment complex in Georgia, the sweetest, cutest, and feistiest little baby kitten found The Husband in the parking lot and decided to move in with us. Since then, our little Freddy has grown to be the sweetest, cutest, and feistiest cat on the planet. He's lived in 5 apartments and 3 houses with us and has travelled across the US in a car and on a plane. Ever since he started living with us and we became his servants, we've been promising him that he could have a playmate one day. Today is that day!

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!


1 comment:

  1. Herzlichen Glueckwunsch zum neuen Familienmitglied...Casper ist ein ganz huebscher.