Update for Cecille

Update for Cecille

Dear friends of Cecille,

This update comes with the best possible news for our little white cat. Cecille has been adopted!

Cecille first met her special person last week. I wasn’t present, but I’m told there was great chemistry between them. He enthusiastically accepts Cecille for exactly who she is, and he’s willing to be just as patient as she needs. Yesterday, I came to Tabby’s Place to meet Cecille’s adopter personally, and to offer some advice on training a deaf cat with limited vision. He will eventually be cuing her by using flashing lights and hand signaling.

When the time came for Cecille to load up into her carrier and go home, we expected the worst. Cecille is not fond of being placed in a carrier. However, she gave just one little grumble and got right inside. I wonder if she knew what was happening?

Adoptions are such a happy event here, but they can also be bittersweet. Cecille was a resident of Tabby’s Place for about three years. It was hard to see her go, but we will be checking in with her adopter periodically to make certain her introduction goes smoothly. We all look forward to hearing of her progress, and, of course, looking at pictures of Cecille loving life in her new home.

Not long ago, I’d helped another one of our adopters work through a behavior issue with her two Tabby’s Place cats. It was a very arduous process. I knew some of what we suggested was difficult but necessary. I was so pleasantly surprised to get an email from this adopter about two weeks ago. She had a collage of pictures of the two cats not only tolerating each other, but actually enjoying each other’s company. She summed up the experience so eloquently with her statement: “With enough time, patience, love and the right guidance, anything is possible.”

Cecille proved that today, and Tabby’s Place proves that every day. Thank you so much for your support of Cecille — you helped to make this miracle possible for her!

Since Cecille has been adopted, we have transferred your monthly sponsorship to the Special Needs cat most in need of support. Cecille has passed the baton of your sponsorship to gentle Sneaky, a fellow member of our feline socialization program. Until now, little Sneaky had no sponsors at all — so you are one of her very first heroes. You can meet Sneaky here, and you’ll receive your first update on this darling girl in June. Unless we hear otherwise from you, you will receive updates on Sneaky each month going forward.

However, you may do one of the following:

  • Choose to have your sponsorship transferred to support another Special Needs cat of your choice.
    You can see all of our Special Needs cats here.
    If you wish to do this, please contact us by email and let us know your wishes.
  • You may choose to discontinue your monthly sponsorship. To do so, please contact us at 908-237-5300 with your request.

We do hope that you decide to continue supporting our cats in need. And, whatever you do, thank you for your wonderful generosity to little Cecille.