The final Chapter of The Big Kitty Round-up
02 July 2019
Some very special kitties
This "Final Chapter" is on a much happier note than my last post on the "Final Kitty Round-up".
Because this wasn't a round-up. It didn't involve trapping and relocating our furry friends from the only home they've ever known to unknown territory, but rather moving the 3 sweet kittens (Mama Kitty's last litter) from their wonderful foster home to their fantastic forever homes!!
The only hard part about this was that all of us that knew these special kittens wished we could keep them ourselves, but none of us could due to other pets that weren't accepting, travel plans and even allergies. But that sadness was lifted when such perfect homes came up.
We were getting down to the wire as their foster parents, Anne & Tony needed to head North at the beginning of July and we hadn't found any homes. But our luck changed when our amazing vet, Dassia, took the outgoing black male who has fit perfectly into her life going between her home and her clinic with ease.
A couple days after that a home opened up that could take the last two as a pair! That couldn't be better because the little female was still very shy but thrived when she was with her big gray brother. The only hitch was this perfect forever home was in the Seattle area! And even that process was eased because another partner in crime with all this kitty business, Barbara, had transported 2 kittens up to forever homes in Washington about a year before. And the icing on the cake was that their new Daddy, Adam, wanted them so much he paid for my flight north! A double bonus is that Adam is a friend of our daughter Carly (who found the home for them) so in addition to getting the kits to their new home I get a nice visit with my daughter.
So between the tips and experience of Barbara and the preparations of Anne (not only raising them to be such good kitties, but working with them to get used to their little harnesses as well as traveling around in their carrier) our plane ride north yesterday couldn't have gone better.
There were lots of concerns and worries about the trip which was about 8 hours from the time we left our boat until they were happily exploring in Adam's car. That's a long time for two kitties to be cooped up in a carrier with lots of loud noises and moving around, including going through customs and security. But they were perfect little travelers and didn't make a peep and didn't ever seem distressed when I would frequently reach my hand in to scratch their heads reassuringly and give them some kitty treats to keep hunger at bay.
So this final chapter has a very happy ending, indeed 😻😻😻.