Yesterday, I had the priviledge of connecting with a lovely sounding woman named "Kristen" that made it her mission to adopt a very sad looking little cat named "Penny" who was scheduled to die at the shelter. It's hard to believe that Kristen fell in love with the picture that I posted below. I didn't get to meet Kristen yesterday - one of our other amazing volunteers met her at the shelter. I didn't know "Penny" had a nasty cold. I understand the poor cat was sneezing, drooling and had runny eyes...but that didn't stop Kristen from taking Penny home - forever.
Of course, the best news came from a follow up e-mail from Kristen last night:
Hi Beth, Thanks SO much for all your help and quick email replies. I drove to (the shelter) and got her today. She was perfect. It was shocking seeing where she was living...I am someone that has always purchased from pet stores and never knew what shelters were like.
In the car on the way home she had a really vacant, glazed look and mostly stared straight ahead. I got her to a vet to get checked up and she got some antibiotics. I let her out in the spare bedroom for now so she has privacy to rest and get her bearings. She rubs against me constantly and her purr motor is going all the time now!!! She even played a little bit with some toys I had purchased for her!!! She is very tired and is resting now. She seems so grateful and happy....and she's getting used to me...her tail is even starting to perk up when I talk to her. I am SO happy I got her and love her to death already. Thank you so much for all your help.
She didnt really know "Penny" so I named her "Kota" from the musical term "Coda" which means "tail" in Italian....because this is her happily ever after now. I am so glad I adopted a new family member and didn't buy one from a pet store!! Thanks again, I'll continue to update!!
Of course I cried when I got the e-mail. I can hardly wait to see some pictures of...Penn.... "Kota". I'll put a box of Kleenex next to the computer this time...