And it was quite the journey!
First, a quick and abrupt return then a no show. 😦
Then a failed adoptathon. Then a week at a temporary foster home. After all that, I was quite worried about how she’d be. I shouldn’t have been:
Honestly she is a very well adjusted kitty! She’s super curious i assume cause eyesight isn’t the best … she uses sound and kinda adjusts her head so she can best use her one eye! She’s extremely responsive to my voice loves to be talked to! She’s affectionate and will give u nose kisses to ur face! She’s completely fine with all 3 other cats here and plays with them often, she touches noses with my 70lb dog and doesn’t get scared with his monstrous bark, she eats well, doesn’t scratch where she’s not supposed too! All in all if anyone has anything negative to say about Dixie then i say they are full of poopy kaka! I would keep her in a heartbeat cause she has already completely fitted in here!
Such a relief! Her further observations (high energy, gentleness when playing) just confirmed everything I know to be true about Dixie.
I picked Dixie up on our way home from the cottage and she acted like she’d never been gone. She slept snuggled up to me all night. The next day the lovely (and young) Maryia came to “meet” her. I had accidentally erased the phone message telling me about Maryia, so I started with some questions for her. I just wanted to know a bit about what Dixie’s new family might be like — other pets, how many people. Maryia took it like an interview; very serious answers, trying to think of positive things to say to convince me she’d be right for Dixie. It was adorable! After I mentioned a few things about Dixie, I asked her, so what do you think? “Oh! I knew I wanted her from the first time I saw her photo!” And that was that. Paperwork filled out, adoption fee paid, and off they went. Again, I learned how different a home adoption is. When I took her to the store, it was all I could do not to cry (at least until I got to the car!). When she left home I was just so happy for both of them.