There has been violent meteorological talk around these parts recently.
People are talking of insurrection. People are talking of roasting a certain errant groundhog. Fortunately, people are also talking about the ultimate forecast: abundant sunshine. Or Sunshine, as the case may be.
You may remember Bolaris, who came to Tabby’s Place in the throes of Superstorm/Hurricane/Pain-In-The-Tuckus Sandy. Accompanied by his sister Cecily, Bolaris was an older boy with an ageless zest. Quickly adopted by one of our favorite volunteers, Bolaris seemed to be setting the pace. Alas, Cecily’s first flirtation with adoption was ultimately not to be.
But, as someone wiser than me has said, things fall apart so that better things can fall together. Cecily’s fallen from a stubborn NJ winter into perpetual sunshine – and she has the new name to match. In Sunshine’s own words, graciously sent by her AwesomeAdopter:
“On Sunday March 10, 2013 a lady named Barbara came to visit with me for the second time. We enjoyed each other’s company so much. She was affectionate and so was I. She decided to adopt me.
“I am so happy to have a family of my own. It’s just me and mama – but I don’t mind, because I am the only pet she has and I get ALL of her attention. She even gave me a job: I am her guard-cat. I have my own window to watch out of, and I take my job very seriously!
“…Well, unless I get tired and need to take a nap.
“Sometimes, when I have a bad day, I need to go and hide for a bit. Mama usually finds me, though.
“Mama has a lot of hiding places; my favorite is under her bed. It’s actually our bed now. As soon as I came to my new home I slept with my Mama. She doesn’t like that I climb all over her chest several times a night, or my waking her up before the alarm clock. But, geez – I am just helping her. And I figured that while we are up I could have my breakfast.
“Mama likes to quilt, so I try to help her measure. The measuring tape is fun to play with, too.
“I went with Mama to the vet recently. The lady doctor was real nice, and she says I am very healthy. She also said that I may be closer to 5 yrs. old, maybe between 5-9 yrs. old (an adult but not a senior). We were both happy to hear that, because it means I can spend more time with Mama.
“Thank you for taking such good care of me until I was adopted. I miss you all! Maybe even the other kitty cats…….maybe?
“I promise to keep in touch!”
And with that, you’ve just heard the actual sound of sunshine. Congratulations and thank you for embracing our girl, Sunshine’s Mama.