Tiny, agile, curious, fast, soft, affectionate, playful, smart, cautious, houdini, quick, jumper, climber, calming…
It’s been one day since we brought Sansa home to our house. In that short amount of time, we have seen glimpses of her personality as she adjusts to her new surroundings. For a kitten who was just plucked from her foster home and landed right into a new family, she is doing really well. How do I know this? She’s eating, drinking, pooping, sleeping, purring and playing. All are signs that she is acclimating well.
We found Sansa in our search on a web-site called www.adoptapet.com. It was a great starting point. We set the filters to include our area and the kind of cat we were hoping to find. My first realization is that there are SO MANY cats that need homes. Cats of all ages and breeds are just waiting for their forever homes. I loved reading the various names, everything from Disney characters (Belle), to food items (Biscuit) to old fashioned lady names like Edith and Bertha. When we came across Sansa and her sister Arya we felt an instant connection.
I won’t lie, we are huge Game of Thrones fans, so the names of the two sisters caught our attention. Both kittens were tabbies and were the age we hoped to find. After submitting requests and going through online registration and evaluation by the rescue volunteers, we got our answer. Arya was already spoken for, but her sister Sansa needed a home! We excitedly set up a time to meet her one Saturday at the pet store (on Adoption Weekend coincidentally). We fell in love at first sight and definitely at first touch.
What I loved best about the whole process is that we got to meet and speak at length with the foster mother. She could tell us about Sansa’s start in life, her likes and dislikes, and just a general description of her demeanor. We had to wait a period of time for Sansa to be able to be spayed and then cleared by the vet. In the meantime little Sansa and her sister Arya were in the loving care of this foster family. I am not from the south, but I have to say, “Bless their hearts!” These foster families open their homes up to these fragile felines and care for them long enough to really care for them, and then they say goodbye, only to do it all again. It was very reassuring to know that Sansa had come from this warm caring family before joining ours.
I want to extend a big thank you to Richardson Rescue, and to all of their volunteers. I especially want to thank the foster family that so lovingly cared for Sansa, and helped make the transition a smooth one. Sansa will be loved and nurtured by our whole family!
*Koda and Summer have no idea what sweet little feline family member is waiting to meet them upstairs. Soon, very soon.