Sorry to leave you hanging last episode. Yes, Scrappy has a new home and a new mommy but it took a complicated series of steps for this precise military operation to come about. I’ll give you the timeline of events:
Scrappy prepares for her “surgery”. We left the details vague, but Buster was very reassuring.
I left her in the very capable hands of Miss Tayunia who assured me that Scrappy would get extra special attention.
Scrappy made it thru the surgery with flying colors and came home to recover. She did not act like she had just had a few organs removed from her tummy. In fact, the kid was as high as a kite and acted completely crazy!
While all this activity was going on, my blog was being shared by some of my friends in my home town of Purvis, MS. One of my good high school pals (Go Tornadoes!) forwarded my blog to a friend who lived in Wiggins, MS. (Thank you Renee!). This friend was finally looking for a kitten to adopt after she had grieved for a few years over her beloved kitty who died. She contacted me regarding Scrappy and we began figuring out how to make this kitty hers. Meanwhile, my nephew and mom had arrived for a visit and we decided it would be simple for them to take Scrappy back when they go home since Scrappy’s mom actually works in Purvis.
This is my nephew Philip. I’m just throwing in this picture for some eye-candy for the young 20-something ladies out there! (Meggie-get a load of this!) 🙂
So…when it came time to go, we put the Scrapp-inator in a little carrier and Philip whisked her off to Mississippi where her new mommy was waiting for her.
Now, I want to say a few things about how all of this happened. Scrappy is my most beloved foster kitten for several reasons. First, I kept this little girl for over a month. We are certain she would be dead if Mike had not brought her to us late one night after she had survived on her own for several weeks. Second, Scrappy’s personality and joy for life makes you happy just to be in her presence. And third, this is the first foster I’ve ever actually adopted out myself and been able to choose her new owner. Usually I bring my foster kittens back to the shelter and assume (hope) that they will all go to loving homes. This time I was honored to “meet” Ms. Donna G. through phone calls and email and realized that this lady would be a wonderful mom for my sweet, crazy little girl. Donna is a professional photographer as well and promises to send photos and updates of her new baby so I can share with my readers.
So final thanks are in order to everyone who helped make this happen. Thank you to the Montgomery Humane Shelter for shots, meds, spaying and overall support and advice. Thank you to Mike Darnell who finally was able to catch her and to all the neighbors who tried for weeks to grab her and get her help. Thank you to Goodwin Animal Hospital who treated Scrappy for a variety of problems and who gave me a discount on services because she was a shelter kitty. Thank you to the Montgomery Emergency After Hours vet on duty who absolutely saved her life the night we got her. Thanks to my wonderful pet sitters, Amy, Brenyn & Caroline who cared for her while we were out of town on two occasions. Thank you for Philip, who drove 280 miles to deliver her to her new home, and finally thank you to Jim, who gave Scrappy lots of gentle love and who footed the rather extensive bill for her medical expenses. And of course, thank you to Donna. I hope you have many years of fun with this sweet, crazy little girl. I really love a happy ending.