New love in my life

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Registered: 07-26-2004
New love in my life
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Fri, 09-12-2008 - 5:11pm

My precious ^Lizzie^ must have been sending me good thoughts today because after talking to DH this morning, he agreed to go visit the animal shelter and look at cats. We spent over an hour there, carefully looking at and visiting with different kitties, but one in particular appealed to both of us. So we left and came back with the kids after school and visited with this same one again. She was a little on the mouthy/pouncy side, but she is, after all, only a baby - about 6 months old! The one kennel tech showed us how to gently reprimand her feistiness, and then she was a perfect little lady! We talked and decided to put in an application. We have an interview tomorrow at 12:30 and once we are approved, she will be spayed, microchipped (mandatory at this shelter, bless them!), and available by Monday afternoon/evening.


The staff named her Firefly, and I

 

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Registered: 01-06-2008
Sun, 09-14-2008 - 1:22pm
Boy Lizzie sure knows how to get the job done..... Firefly is just adorable... No one can replace Lizzie, but you can now make new memories with Firefly....and bless you for adopting from a shelter!!!!!!!!
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Registered: 07-26-2004
Thu, 09-18-2008 - 4:38pm

I will only adopt from a shelter to help save an unwanted animal. I was intending on adopting an older cat because they have a harder time getting adopted, but none of them quite fit with our family the way Firefly did. And some of them were just too much like Lizzie that it was painful to interact with them. I kinda needed a totally new purr-sonality in the house, and Firefly is definitely that! Such a clown and very sociable with everyone, even our neighbor who took care of Lizzie while we were away and will now look after Firefly. I do hope some of those older kitties find homes, even if it wasn't at ours.


Plus, both of my stepkids want to volunteer at the shelter to fulfill their high school graduation requirement (and because they like animals) so we will be doing our part to take care of these wonderful animals. I do hope that others on this board will consider adopting when/if the time comes to have another fur-child in the house.


~Caeldi~

 

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Registered: 03-25-2003
Tue, 09-23-2008 - 2:13pm

Pssssst.... oh ^Lizzie's^ Mom?

With my heart,
 
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Fri, 10-10-2008 - 10:26am

Sorry to be away for so long!! I am a part-time teacher the community college and my teaching load was increased this semester. I have been swamped with papers so I haven't been on I-Village very much at all.


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