Mr. Busy Boy Adam has had many admirers since he came to us 2 weeks ago. Tonight Adam & I met with a very sweet lady who has 2 other black kitties – 1 who is 17 and the other is 2 and needs a playmate! We all spent almost 2 hours visiting, playing with the kitties and giving Ann a chance to visit with Adam (when he would slow down long enough!).
One of the many things I love about working with the kitties is the opportunity to meet so many interesting and caring people. (There’s also the downside – dealing with demanding or stupid people, but that’s another post – HA!)
Obviously, I vet every potential adopter thoroughly, but spending time with them & watching how they interact with the kitties and how the kitties interact with the visitor tells me a lot about the potential adopter. It also gives me a lot of insight and background on someone that tells me so much more than something written on a piece of paper. There’s a lot to said about face time…
I don’t take my responsibility lightly. I trust my instincts to a large degree. They’ve rarely let me down. If you’ve ever had a meet & greet with me & one of our kitties – I think you’ll understand what I’m saying. Every word you say, every piece of the conversation does not go unnoticed. I can read people like a book. And I can tell whether a kitty has chosen their forever Purr-Parent or not. Usually within the first ten minutes – or less…
Adam (who will have a new name that is much more appropriate!) has found his Purr-Mom in Ann. She is a sweet, caring soul who understands his needs & special situation. I have no doubt that after verifying and following the adoption protocols, he has found his forever home.
Adam Adoption update to follow!
Sweet boy, I would never let you down!