One of the best things about loving the cats is letting them link our hearts with other cat-smitten human beans.
Case in point: the luminous Karen. I’ve been blessed to develop a special friendship with this feline-adorer, and I stand in awe of her huge love for the cats. Karen has always championed the overlooked, the underdogscats, and the shy sweeties – especially a certain “little patchwork quilt.” So when the happiest news overtook Jan‘s world this week, it was only right that Karen be the one to sing her send-off song. Thank you, Karen.
How is it possible to be elated and broken-hearted at the same time?
For me, one of the hardest things in life is having to draw the line at the number of cats I can have in my home (I am the person “Crazy Cat Lady” was invented for!). This truth is especially hard each time I am at Tabby’s Place — I would welcome and cherish forever any cat that has entered those special doors in search of sanctuary, safety and love.
Yet, there always seem to be a few that get a little deeper into my soul, whose eyes meet mine and speak to a place in my heart that longs to be filled with the special love that only a cat can fill. And so it has been with Jan, the patchwork bundle of beauty and joy that I fell in love with at first sight.
How I dreamed of the day that I would bring her home! Mind you, I did not want to lose any of my own cats to make this happen…I just wanted to convince my husband that Jan would be the perfect addition to a home that could always have room for one more! But common sense prevailed and time passed without my dream being fulfilled.
Now the day has come for Jan’s own dream to come true – every cat’s dream of finding a forever home where she will be loved, doted on, cuddled and cherished.
The bad news (for me) is that it is not my home…the wonderful news is that two new Awesome Adopters with Excellent Taste have fallen love — and not only with Jan, but with Jester, another wonderful and no-less-deserving-of-a-forever-home-cat who will bond with her and keep her company, and together bring hours, days, months, and years of endless delight to their new human beans.
To our Awesome Adopters with Excellent Taste — thank you for supporting Tabby’s Place and adopting two very special cats…please love them and cherish them forever (and keep in touch!).
To Jan — I will always adore you! And although my heart cries, how can it not rejoice when I know you will be loved forever? Have a wonderful new life, little one!