It was heartbreaking for us to surrender our adorable Lucyfur to be re-homed last month. My husband and I adored her sweet purrsonality and her appealing little habits which were quite unique. Her deep throated purr, accompanied by incessant kneading and drooling especially endeared her to me. While she was very affectionate with us, she remained aloof from our two other kitties, never really bonding with them.
Lucyfur seemed unhappy with them and kept to herself most of the time. It was also apparent that a difficult situation was developing between Trouble, our white Oriental Shorthair neuter and Lucyfur, as they both began spraying in our bedroom.
After an exhausting and thorough search for answers to our kitty problems, assisted by our caring veterinarian, Dr. Erin Holder and the enlightening session I had with Lisa Reber, an animal communicator, our concern about Lucyfur's discontent was validated. Trouble was telling Lisa that Lucyfur was very unhappy and longed to be an only kitty which would afford her the opportunity to receive undivided love and affection. She had no desire to live with other cats.
In an entry I posted earlier this week, Cats That Spray I wrote that several people were interested in adopting Lucyfur. Since she is such a charming and coquettish kitty, I was not at all surprised that she was touching people's hearts. Several days later I spoke with Linda, the office manager at Florida Wild Veterinary Hospital. She informed me that a charming couple, who had no other cats, had fallen in love with Lucyfur and were in the process of adopting her. Late yesterday afternoon, when my caller I.D. displayed the clinic's phone number, my heart skipped a beat. I was thrilled to hear Linda's voice informing me that "Lucy has gone to her new home."
However, there are some rather unusual events surrounding Lucyfur's adoption.It seems that her new "fur parents" have recently relocated from New York to Florida. We made that same move in 2001. Additionally they live in the same town as we do.
The icing on the cake is that they wanted to adopt only one kitty. As far as I am concerned, I have finally come to the conclusion that my husband and I provided long term fostering for Lucyfur until her forever family made their presence known. I am so grateful to Florida Wild Animal Hospital for the loving care with which they provided Lucyfur during her transition time, and the people who have taken her into their hearts and home. Purrhaps one day we shall meet . . . could it be at the petfood aisle in our local shopping center?
Do you think that this adoption scenario is a bizarre coincidence, or further evidence that our cats really find us through a mysterious process that we will never quite understand?
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