Saturday, January 19, 2008

Catching Up: Sugar and Mr. Kenya

Meowmie heard back from Victoria regarding the adoption of Sugar. Even though meowmie had a great reference from the vet's office she and her husband (who are taking care of Sugar) said they thought it would be in his best interest to go to a home where he could get more one-on-one care. Meowmie said she understood completely and this is what Victoria wrote back:

Thank you for being so understanding. This is probably the first time I've ever turned down a good application (which was very difficult to do)! And I worried you would hate me for it. But we've never had a cat here who was clearly set fire to... and it did a number on him emotionally. BTW - you are welcome to come visit him any time. I know we will find the right home for him eventually, but it won't be easy. Most of the people who are sensitive enough to his situation are like you and I - already have many

I also want to say that I am impressed that you have not declawed any of your cats. We actually won't adopt our cats out to someone who may declaw them, so it's a big issue for us. Really, you seem like a wonderful, wonderful person and I'm so glad you have been able to help so many.

Meowmie said her note almost made her cry. But she knows she has enough to take care of with 13 of us cats. We keep telling her that she can't save all of the kitties that need help, but she tries.

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In Memorium: Mr. Kenya, Director of Rodent Control, Retired

Meowmie met this handsome kitty at the botanical garden when she was in Arizona. This picture was taken on December 16, 2007. She called the gift shop yesterday to order something and mention Mr. Kenya. The clerk said Mr. Kenya crossed the Bridge on Christmas Eve. He was around 16 years old.

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