As I posted yesterday, we are celebrating the 2nd anniversary of Isabella and Angel becoming a part of our family on November 3, 2006. Yesterday I told the story of how Isabella picked us and once she made it known that she wanted to be a part of our family, we had to go to the humane society to complete the adoption paperwork. While there I ventured around and walked through all the rooms with kitties. As I had said, I hadn't even been able to look at another kitty without breaking down after the loss of my Panther so for me to be able to see all the kitties in cages and stay sane was a big accomplishment.
I came to an enclosure which had concrete brick walls up to about half way and then windows to the ceiling. This room also had a glass door to enter but I stayed in the hallway and looked in. In one corner there was a kitty tree which had four or five tiny kittens playing and fighting on the top level and the next level had another two kittens on it. I was thinking, "oh my, look at their energy. Good thing the kitty we picked is nearly 10 months old and already past that stage!" Remember, my cat Panther was 18 years old so kittenhood had come and gone long ago for us.
I went over to read the bios of all the kittens in the room that were taped to the glass door. I was able to match up all the kittens to their bios but one - a white female kitten named Mia. I looked and looked and didn't see the kitten so figured she was adopted but then I looked off to the side and she was sitting away from the other kittens with her eyes closed but occasionally she'd look up at them playing but then close her eyes again. Of course I immediately felt that this kitty needed me but we already had decided on adopting Isabella. I stood there and watched her and as I was about to leave, she looked over at the door, looked up at me and came running to the door. That sealed the deal - she picked me too! I went to find my hubby - he was waiting in line to fill out the paperwork on Isabella and he didn't even argue with me when I showed him the kitten because he could tell I had already made up my mind! We were picked by two kitties on that day!
Angel weighed just 2.2 lbs and had several health issues so she was not a well kitty when we brought her home. This made the introduction of both Angel and Isabella into our home with our two dogs, Sadie and KC, quite an ordeal. It was not an easy road and ...
To be continued tomorrow!