It was a sad day yesterday, the last kitten (Olly aka SPOJ) went his new home – my best friend and her little girl Hannah. I truly thought my heart would break. Even though we’ve kept one (Simba) I couldn’t help but think that it’s the end of an era. For the 8 weeks these little bundles of fur have ruled my life. Feeding 3 times a day, worming, flea ridding but also lots of love and plenty of fun!
Then in my inbox this morning I received the following email. Perhaps I’d not done such a bad job after all.
I know you’re having a hard time with separation issues with 5 lttle fur balls and just wanted to re-iterate what a wonderful job you’ve done, in my eyes, for them.
I do this by email because you & I both know you would and will continue to dismiss my verbal attempts to praise you for your efforts with self-deprecating efficiency!
Without you, those 5 kittens would be no more. As much as it hurts to let 4 of them move on to new lives, only you, and you alone, made that possible. Without you, they would never have been in that position. Sure Dan will claim responsibility, he saved them from a car boot due to be crushed, but you truly delivered them to salvation. Your hard work, time, patience and care enabled them to prevent becoming feral and accept human contact and, more importantly, love which stands them in good stead for the live of love, strokes and cuddles that they did not have before.
Whilst this might come as a bolt from the blue from the total pet abstainer that I am, I know I’ve been blessed to see the side of you that very few are invited in to see. I thought I’d understood you before the scrapyard kitties came along, but how wrong I was.
Seeing you love, care for and nurture these scraps of fur that (by rights & odds of life) stood no chance come through to be both bold, self-assured and full of life (all with their own personalities) is testament to your hard work and your love for life of any animal.
I’ve been truly blessed to be witness to this and hell, if you want to open a cats home who am I to stand in your way? xxx