This adoption update is at least only a couple of weeks late – LOL! Danika found her forever home about 2 weeks ago with a sweet family who has a little girl about 3 – 4 years old. They were looking for a playful, sweet-natured kitty for their daughter to play with and cuddle. Danika is just that – loves to be held, petted and even though she’s still a kitten at 6 months old, isn’t so high energy she’s too busy to be cuddled & loved.
Danika came to us at the same time as Turbo, along with 3 other kittens who were all between 3-4 months old. More about that here. She had been fostered for about 3 months with one of our sweet volunteers while getting over a kitty cold & an eye infection. By the time Anna brought her back, I didn’t even recognize her! She was as big as the adult kitties we had at the time & absolutely gorgeous~!
I really admire those who can foster kitties – especially for a long period of time – and give them back to be adopted. I just couldn’t do it! I couldn’t bring myself to give them up – I know that for a fact (even if my situation permitted – which it doesn’t). It takes a will power that I just do not possess. I’ve repeatedly thanked Anna for taking in our fosters and told her how hard it must be to take care of them & have them in her home only to give them back when they are ready for adoption. She admitted to me that with Danika, she had a very hard time with that & had cried the day she brought her back to the cat room on her morning shift. I can see why! She’d taken care of her for almost 3 months – who wouldn’t get attached & fall in love? Especially with such a sweet, beautiful doll as Danika!
Anna brought her back to us around the 3rd week in October. She had many admirers – of course, but when Krystina contacted me about 3 weeks after Danika returned, everything seemed to come together quickly. We met at the store so the whole family could visit with Danika outside of her cage – a “meet & greet”. She had already submitted all of the pre-adoption information & all was verified/approved prior to our meeting. Laura kitty was still with us at the time & her daughter seemed more interested in playing with her at first. Not to mention, Laura’s adoption would be finalized 2 days later – she was already spoken for.
Krystina’s daughter and Danika connected after a bit – young kids are easily distracted by too much going on at the same time and Laura was putting on a show. So it was easy to see how she would be more entertaining at the moment while Danika was being her usual self – playful & sweet but not zooming around the room with a glitter ball in her mouth! After a while, her daughter decided she wanted Danika to be her cuddle bug and playmate. Which is exactly what Danika is – a lovey, sweet cuddle bug who will snuggle and be happy to sleep beside her at night but also lots of fun to play with during the day!
We’re all so happy for you sweet girl Danika! Enjoy your new family and forever home! You will be loved and an “only kitty” getting all the attention you deserve baby girl! All our love goes with you!