I drove all the way out to the shelter on Sunday afternoon to take Ian off the euthanasia list and happily picked him up on Monday morning.
When I picked up Ian, I was immediately taken back by the lack of...um.."hangy-downys". Ian was a GIRL. I really panicked, because this can often be a deal breaker for an adopter. Alison really had wanted a male cat and was already adopting Ian on my say-so.
I called Alison from the shelter. She graciously agreed to give little girl Ian a home. I cried with relief!
But the story doesn't end here....
My wonderful vet called me the next day to tell me Ian was pregnant. I was astounded! How could that be? The vet tech at the shelter examined her and didn't feel kittens! The vet was very confident that there were 4 kittens and it was too late to spay her.
Once again, I made "the call" to Alison. Understandably, Alison was overwhelmed with the thought of having a pregnant Mom in the house. She's a single parent with other pets and a full time job. She just wanted to save a little MALE cat from the shelter. There was a pause in the conversation and I could hear her now in tears..."I don't believe in coincidences - we want her. Beth, would you help me?"
Needless to say, Alison is my hero tonight and Ian has a new FOREVER home. She spent the afternoon in my washroom and I wanted to show the world what a beautiful little girl has the start of a new life today: