"We were wondering about Wilma, who we saw on the Tacoma ASPCA web site. My son (age 5)'s cat recently died + we are looking for a kitten. We have kids - aged 5 + 3, and an older cat, 16 (who is now a bit lonely) and a husky/greyhound aged 11 (who is good w cats). We have lots of cat climbing shelves + toys for an active youngster :)
PS we totally understand if Wilma is spoken for - she's got such a face! "
Well, then. If ever there was a kitten who is ideal for two small children, and older, lonely kitty and a husky/greyhound mix (Can you imagine?!), it's our dearest Wilma Rudolph.
The meeting was arranged for Saturday at the shelter. I introduced myself to mom, then to dad. Mom gestured to the seriously cute young man at her side saying, "This is Mac." I bent down, put out my hand and said, "Hi Mac!" His words to me - "I love Wilma!"
I had the entire brood with me as there had been another family meeting the kittens earlier in the day. Since they were all there, I asked whether they wanted to meet only Wilma, or all of the kitties. Mac said he would like to meet them all. And so they did.
I set them up in our Executive Director's office. She generously offers her space on busy days when the two visitation rooms aren't enough. And since there were eight kittens (!) we needed a bit more room.
Mac and the other darling boy who I assume was his brother spent some time along with mom and dad with Wilma, Midge and all the Costellos. I popped my head in now and then. Wilma on mom's lap. Wilma on dad's shoulder. Really, the decision had already been made.
Wilma was off to her new home. I think this was a perfect adoption.
Goodbye beautiful. You're a special one you are. Kitten perfection.