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Monday, December 31, 2012

December 31, 2012

From Michaux Dempster:

 Greg and I sometimes foster stray or rescued kittens; after losing one of our own cats to diabetes at the end of the summer, we took in Jackson and Madeline, kittens who had been scheduled to be put down at the Prince Edward animal shelter*. Though we had them fixed and vaccinated, no one adopted them for a long time, and they became part of our family. Our other cats were not as pleased, however, and right before Christmas we put them on the RSPCA rehoming site; within a day, Anna responded. She used the kittens' names to refer to them on my voicemail, and when we spoke I learned that she had lost her two cats of 17 and 19 years this past fall. She was very interested in adopting both of our kittens together, and would take them to live on a farm in the Northern Neck, where there were chickens and a goat, and an acre of land for them to play on. We miss them terribly, but we have now adopted Madison, a one-year-old with a urinary tract condition. He is helping with our loss, and Anna says that Jackson and Madeline made her Christmas very special. I think Theo would approve!

*(the right hand margin of the link)