Some of the foster parents were over-the-moon excited to take their new house guests home, and others gave me "My husband is going to kill me for taking another foster cat and I hate you Beth" look. :) Regardless, my heart was filled with such joy that nothing can really compare to it.
As I posted yesterday, one of the cats was going to a FOREVER home right away. He was a sweet fluffy grey guy that smelled like tomcat pee, and had been sitting in his own poop for days. He had been neutered several hours earlier, so he was like a drunken sailor and even had a little drool coming from his mouth. Poor guy was COVERED in old flea poop on top of everything else. There was no time to make him presentable for his new Mom. I had set up a "driving train" of several volunteers last night to get him to his new Mommy. I was sorry I didn't get to meet this lady.
Imagine my delight when the following email came in last night after I got home from his new Mom: (edited for length)
"I just wanted you to know that the handsome guy... now named Jupiter, is home safe and has made quite the mark already! He is very, very talkative and extremely affectionate! He loves his new temporary room and already has a favorite spot on my bed right where I sleep.... that's OK I'll take the other side ;) As I type he is purring away in my old spot on the bed! He has quite the motor on him, and I don't think he has stopped purring since he got here! It took him about 5 minutes to look around and make this his home. I left him to get him some fresh water and he was waiting for me at the door when I came back and welcomed me with a big meow. He is just amazing. He loves to rub up against you and get lots of love. He is quite the cuddler! And he has even had some fun playing with some of the toys! ...Thanks again for everything... I already can't imagine my life without, Jupiter. I think this was meant to be!"
Attached, was this picture:
If you had been there to see the sh*thole this darling little guy came from, you would understand why I burst into tears when I saw this beautiful picture.
I know I said I had more stuff to talk about regarding this shelter. It's nothing that can't wait. I still feel like I need to bask in the glow of this rescue for just one more day...
I hope you understand.