Some teary but happy goodbyes are going out to four of our residents this week and next.
The first to say goodbye- our two lovable roommates: Mason and Monty.
We are so happy for our boy Mason who joined us in March of 2015 -born without his hind legs, he stubbornly managed to survive outside for years. Spotted by his rescuer stealing bird seed from her feeder to eat, she gained his trust, and was able to coax him inside and care for him until he joined us at the Sanctuary. Over the past year he has amazed us all with his resilience and strong will.
Monty joined us in February of this year. Rescued from a hoarding situation -it was suspected initially that he only had some type of vision impairment. But, after consulting with a feline ophthalmologist, we discovered that he is completely blind. -Surprising to us because he carries on so fearlessly: climbing, running and playing – not letting anything stop him.
They met and became roommates and playmates at the Sanctuary, learning to deal with each others “different” abilities. Both cats have unbelievable and unstoppable spirits. And both are going to their new homes within a day of each other.
It was an emotional goodbye for the both of them:
hmmm how should we do this ..
maybe a quick kiss goodbye…….
whoaahhh just a minute there Monty …………oooooh yuck this is a bit awkward!
Hey how about we just do a quick good luck to ya slap on the shoulder……
Yeah that sounds good masey – lets give it a try.
phew! yeah, that went much better.
Good luck boys! We’ll miss you both.
Next week our two girls Chrissy and Heidi get to head to their new home together. Both born into a hoarding situation where they were not properly socialized or cared for, they joined the Sanctuary in early September at about 12 weeks of age.
Our volunteers have spent countless hours working with them trying to gain their trust and confidence and they have made tremendous progress. Although still skittish, the girls have grown into beautiful sweet and loving kitties.
Now a wonderful adopter has come along – willing to give them the space, love and most importantly the time they need to form that special bond – called unconditional love.
Good luck to you too girls -we’ll miss you.
Finally – a cute little side note:
To send off our kitties with all of our best wishes one of our volunteers had a fantastic idea of sending along cards with their adopters – another volunteer went with that idea and created custom cards for each cat:
Such a happy and fun way to express our feelings for the cats we care for and have come to love so much. We’re looking forward to signing many more!