Friday, June 23, 2017

adoption story

When mom takes kittens to events like Blog Paws, she doesn't expect adoptions. These are places where people with pets congregate - and most are not looking to add to their families. Would it be nice for one of our kittens to be adopted by one of our online friends? Sure...but we never expect it.

Do you recognize this cat??

Well...about 2 weeks after mom got back from Blog Paws, she got a message from Miss Connie of Tails From the Foster Kittens (aka the kitten pusher) telling her to message Miss Julie from Sometimes Cats Herd You saying that mom would be willing to drive to Florida.

Ummm....OK.

But why? (plus mom says Florida is too far to drive....but she may be willing to fly)

Turns out that Miss Julie (aka the head peep) had fallen in love with a certain small black and white kitten while rooming with mom at Blog Paws. They went back and forth about adopting and transport and how the current residents would react to a new kitten. Mom will say every time - no matter what the people think, the feline residents get the final say. Mom and Miss Julie worked out a plan and last Thursday morning (before the crack of dawn), mom and that kitten flew the friendly skies and landed in Florida. Despite mom's worries, the flying thing went very well. The kitten in question only got chatty when she was in motion - and about half way through the flight when we suspect she got bored. Mom says it was a little funny to watch people try to locate the source of the meeping.
What???

No one was quite sure how things would go....would everyone freak out? Would it go smoothly?

Turns out that the kitten was the least concerned of everyone - she came out of her carrier and made herself right at home almost immediately. OK - that kitten she kept seeing in the mirror was a little weird. It did take over 24 hours and a v-e-t visit to get her to eat (though she was drinking and playing like mad so everyone suspects it may have just been the stress of surgery then a long travel day and new surroundings). While it may not have been love at first sight for the resident cats, the kitten was smart enough to back down and submit when she was hissed or growled at and was (mostly) respectful of their space. She has decided this Sleepypod (seen below) now belongs to her and she may not surrender it however.

That said, it is with much appreciation to the head peep and the man peep and the kitten pusher (haha), that we can announce that Dior has been adopted:
Meet Cupcake 
(formerly known as Dior)


23 comments:

  1. It's always great when they go to people you know! Congrats.

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  2. Oh that is so great that she got to be with a friend. Such good news. Sounds like she is going to fit in just fine.

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  3. We are so happy that Cupcake is part of our family. And by "we," we mean not Pierre. But he'll come around, because who can resist falling in love with the little meeper? Thank you for bringing her into our family!

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    1. Poor Pierre - lost his Sleepypod, his peace and quiet and his food dish :)

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  4. WOO HOO! Cupcake is a wee little morsel, and sounds like she's going to fit right in. If I were on a flight and heard a kitty, I would be ALL OVER that noise to get some kitty lovin'!

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    1. one of the flight attendants was a cat lady and figured it out right away.

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  5. How pawsome !! We hope everyone will be very happy.

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  6. We read the news last night on the Sometimes Cats Heard You blog, and we are SO excited!

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  7. I love when things work out like this. Congrats to Dior!

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  8. Pawsome news, we are so happy ! Purrs

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  9. CUPCAKE?!?!? Oh my goodness, that is perfect!!!! Congrats to Dior/Cupcake!!!!
    Yours sincerely,
    Margaret Thatcher

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  10. This is the very best news! I've fallen for a few of your fosters myself ... like Dandelion and Armani ... and even OUCH DAMMIT! On that last one ... I must be a glutton for punishment because Bear Cat is quite bite-y himself - which is the subject of today's post!

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  11. guyz....mom haz been bizee for sure; cupcake N piper !!!!!! we reeded both storeez; gived em both 984 paws UP..... N yur mom az well { connie two } thiz iz how a plan shuld come two gether...all de time YAY !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!☺☺☺♥♥

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  12. I just read about Dior/Cupcake's adoption on the Sometimes Cats Herd You blog. What a great story and what wonderful news! Best wishes to everyone!

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  13. This could be the high of the whole BlogPaws' experience! Concats to Cupcake and Miss Julie.

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  14. Whoohoo! What a great story! The mom loved Dior...aka Cupcake...and is so happy she has a great home now.

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  15. That's a different kind of adoption story - wonderful nonetheless!

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  16. Wonderful adoption story! And we're grateful for the adoption story you gave us too!

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  17. Cupcake is the purrfect name for this sweetie, and it warms our hearts that she found a home with Mom Julie. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo and Cooper Murphy.

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  18. Wow, that's a wonderful adoption story! We're so happy for all the designed kittens. Little Cupcake is a furry brave kitty to fly the skies to find her furever home.

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  19. and look at that, no one blames me at all :)

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