She was adopted by a lovely sounding lady and I really never heard anything else until yesterday: (edited for length)
We have never met, but I thought I'd introduce myself to you as I recently adopted one of "your" rescue cats from Hamilton's high-kill shelter - River. I am over the moon with River. She is the most wonderful little girl.
I wanted to write you, first of all, because I understand you were the one who was there when River was brought in so you have had a special interest in her. I also understand that you described River as one of the saddest cases you'd ever seen when she arrived - and that is saying something, given your long-standing devotion to animal rescue! So I thought you'd like to know - and see - how River has turned out.
I wanted to tell you about an article I wrote about River for Vitality Magazine (an alternative health magazine you may be familiar with?) - March 2010 issue. It is called The Story of River and it is for the inaugural Pet Health column, which I pitched to the editor a while back...
Thank you for being part of bringing River to me. She's my little honey. I cannot imagine my life without her now, or who could have given her up with such disregard."
She attached this picture:
After receiving the email and pictures, I forgot all about my recent kid problems. It was incredible to wallow in the joy and to focus on the bigger picture. My cars will be repaired and my son will go off to University in the fall.
My life is a good one. I wonder if "River" knows that she saved me today. :)