After being stood up last Saturday by an adopter interested in Moe , I felt pretty confident when I spoke with yet another adopter that this would be Moe's big opportunity for a forever home. Stephanie sounded lovely and was so excited to meet Moe. We were to meet at noon today.
I arrived at the shelter at 11:45 to make sure Moe looked his best. I even took a silly picture of me and Moe just to commemorate the rescue and adoption:
So when 12:30 rolled around I decided to call Stephanie. She was sorry she was late, but would be there at 1:00. I sighed, but waited around for her. By 1:30 I was a raving lunatic!! How could I possibly be stood up TWICE for the same cat?? There was no way I would leave Moe again. I had arranged for a Plan B for Moe and was prepared to drive him more than an hour away to a wonderful foster family who seemed very happy to have him. :)
I wasn't too surprised to receive 6 missed calls from Stephanie. I didn't want to answer her calls. I was angry at her rudeness and I felt that Moe deserved better. I was well into Toronto when I called Stephanie back. I'm embarrassed to say that I wasn't that pleasant.
She burst into tears and her husband took the phone. The husband admitted that lack of communication was his fault and he was terribly embarrassed for all the trouble he's caused. He promised that he would LOVE Moe forever if I would give his family another chance.
I'm obviously paraphrasing here - there was a LONG conversation about rudeness, responsibility and what it means to be a volunteer. The man graciously took the tongue lashing from me and even offered to buy me dinner for my trouble. :) Without hesitation, he said he would drive the 90 minutes into the city to pick up Moe. He didn't want to cause any further problems for me.
I melted. As I type this, the family is probably en route into the city to meet Moe. I'm so very grateful to Cindy and her husband Matt for being so flexible and allowing this couple into their home tonight. It's an awkward situation at best. My fingers are crossed that all will go as planned.
I left the house this morning at 10:30 and am home after rush hour holiday traffic at 5 pm.. I spent $35.00 in gasoline for this rescue....but it looks like we'll have a happy ending.
God help these people if they don't show up.