In case you missed it. We had such a crazy busy weekend that I gifted you with a Saturday post AND a Sunday post. If you haven't already read them, go backwards and work from there. You've missed a lot over the weekend.
And Now for the Bombshell to End All Bombshells
Chanel was adopted on Saturday afternoon. (Don't worry... that's not the bombshell. I expect that you already knew that particular piece of information.)
When I arrived at adoption hours, her excited new family was already waiting for us. We sat down at a table in the adoption area, surrounded by playpens full of available cats and kittens,
Chanel's new dad mentioned that he had been thinking about feline companionship for Chanel and eventually (sometime down the road) adopting another kitten for their family.
He admired a young cat in a nearby playpen, noting that this youngster looked very much like their dear departed Luigi.
He asked to meet this kitty and hold it while we were filling out the paperwork. Magic was worked, and by the time we were ready for signatures, a second set of adoption papers were being completed.
Chanel has a new forever sister.
Her name is Abby.
Yes... that Abby, OUR ABBY!!!!
Break out the kitty treats!
I wasn't prepared for this to happen so quickly. Remember, this is the kitten who just got the go ahead to attend adoption hours two days prior. The one who had been with me since September. The one who had been a perfect fit with my family for months. The one I love with all my heart.
I knew I couldn't keep her. I wanted her to be adopted. I just never imagined it would happen like this, or that it would happen within the first 30 minutes of her time at the adoption center.
But, like I said, Abby worked her magic. She flirted. She purred. She charmed. She hugged. She grabbed hearts and ran off with them... just like I knew she could.
And so on Saturday afternoon, a new family was created...
I am blissfully happy for them. I'm not sure my brain has completely wrapped itself around these events. I do know that my feet have barely touched the ground since then.
And on Saturday evening, a happy phone call and several text pictures were exchanged. Behold Abby and Chanel in their new home...
We haven't heard the last of Chanel and Abby. I've been promised updates and photos from time to time. And I still have photos that you haven't seen yet.
PS-- Someone is feeling a little bit bored and lonely without her friends today.