The Black and White Kitten: A Miracle AdoptionPublished May 19, 2009
One of my internet pals, and blog mentors, JJ, also known to the blogosphere as Astaryth, is also a very talented photographer and writer. Since networking is very popular with bloggers, we get to meet some of the most amazing people, and learn so much about their interests and hobbies.
JJ, a follower of the blog, "Putting the Fun in DysFUNctional", found a delicious entry with compelling photographs of some adorable kittens a few weeks ago while reading this entry. She also follows the blogger on Twitter where she read a "tweet" that these fostered kittens were being neutered and spayed in preparation for an upcoming adoption event. JJ contacted her since she lived nearby, to tell her that one of the kittens had already made paw prints on her heart.
Visiting the local PetSmart where the adoption event was being held, she saw the little black and white kitten, and after holding her, it took only a nanoseconds to decide that the little tuxedo ball of fur had captured her heart; a permanent loving home had been found.
Of course, a very special name was in order. Taken from the Greek Mythology, she was named Nyx, (the primordial goddess of the night). Of course her tiny paws will grow big enough to fit that very powerful moniker. It seems that Nyx felt totally at home from the very moment she arrived at her permanent new digs.
In her email announcing her new family member, she wrote, "My husband just laughed and laughed when I got home. I've almost exclusively had black cats all my life. My D.K. which I had lost to cancer at 13 two years ago was a tuxedo. I had said when I was ready for a new kitty (yes, it took a long time) I was going to get something besides black, and -definitely- not a Tuxedo because I miss D.K. so much.
"Nyx walked into our house and into our hearts. There was none of the usual getting used to being in a new place. She came in, checked the place out, and within an hour it was as if she had always been with us. Her foster Mommy obviously did a wonderful job of giving her confidence in herself. She is just a delight and makes us laugh and laugh. She and Morgan, our Corgi, accepted each other within minutes of her coming into our home and they are both my little loves, and I look forward to many years of love, laughter, and joy from the two of them."
Now I ask you, isn't this just one of the most magical adoption stories you have read? I do believe that "when the pupil is ready the teacher appears." I bet that the sweet little black and white kitten Nyx has already taught JJ a few things. Nyx has reminded me that remaining open to a window of opportunity to receive the love that a pet can offer, (even if in our rational minds it is not something we might consider), that we have been chosen. It is a good thing to surrender to that magic.
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