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We Have Arrived

The Cat House on Wheels pulled into the driveway of our Florida home on Friday. Although the cats had not been here since March, it took no time at all for them to find their favorite resting places. They are so smart!

Jim and I want to thank you for the outpouring of sympathy and prayers received in the passing of our dear brother-in-law, John. We were able to spend a lot of time with sister Pattie and family which was a blessing.

We have made the decision to stop taking additions to the waiting list once it reaches 25. I need to find a way to take some of the stress from our lives and I feel this number is something that is manageable.  Currently, we have 22 people on our list, which leaves three spots open.

I have been in contact with all people on the list via email during the last week. There have been several instances in the past when a person thought they were on the list because they had submitted an adoption questionnaire. When we receive a questionnaire, I always speak with the person via phone. If at the end of that conversation, we both agree a kitten is right for them at this time, they submit a $100 waiting list deposit. If that deposit is not received, their name is not added to the waiting list. Please let me know right away if you think you are on the list but have not received an email from me within the last week.

When I started writing this post yesterday, I titled it “We Have Arrived” because we had just arrived in Florida. Before I had an opportunity to finish the post, the Lady Vol/Norte Dame game started so I thought I will just finish it tomorrow. I had an entire paragraph about how I had spent the day preparing the birthing area for Ana who was due on the 17th but explained our mamas very rarely have their babies on the expected date.

We went to bed around 11:00 p.m. and Ana would not let us go to sleep; she kept pacing between us and making biscuits on my chest. Around 11:30 contractions started and by 12:10 a.m., JANUARY17, her first baby was born. It took until 4:00 a.m. before we could call it a night and slide into slumber thanking God for our six new kittens!

So…another reason to say “We Have Arrived”


When eyes are open, in about two weeks, I will post individual photos. At that time we will let you know if they are boys or girls.

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  1. Ann Brown

     /  January 17, 2017

    So so happy to hear you are safe and sound. Our son lives in Cary, NC and said you had to travel far out east. So sorry for your family loss but delighted to hear about the six beautiful new arrivals. Enjoy your time in Florida. Peace, Ann and Bob

    Sent from my iPad


  2. SueEllen

     /  January 17, 2017

    Six again! Wow!


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