I knew it would happen. I knew I would have tears streaming down my face as I wrote this post. I knew my heart would be heavy and happy at the same time. I knew this tale, like all fairy tales, would come to an end at least for my part.
It's hard to believe nine weeks have passed by so quickly. If you are new to my blog, you can go HERE to read the how this story began. I want to start off by thanking my dear friend, Captain, for all her love, friendship and emotional support. While I was busy caring for Sabrina and the Cuddle Puddle, Captain and our friend, Jennifer, managed to capture four of Sabrina's first litter from the abandoned house, as well as Papa cat. The kittens were spayed and neutered and are currently being socialized and prepared for adoption. Papa cat, whom she named Homer, was neutered and released as he is too feral to ever be happy as someone's pet. We keep our bunny ears crossed that these kittens find wonderful furever homes. Thank you Captain for everything. I love you bunches!
What an adventure this was. I can tell you everything about a bunny, but have absolutely no experience with cats. They both have so many similarities and at the same time so many differences. But, both bunnies, cats and all animals for that matter, bring so much joy to this world.
It's amazing how this adorable little Cuddle Puddle grew so quickly in a few short weeks. I loved every single minute of watching them grow and explore. They were one day old in the photo above. Captain and I called them the "Lucky Litter."
These little buggers touched my heart in so many ways. If you like, listen to the music from John Legend and Lindsey Stirling as you enjoy the photos below.
Shamus de Barrington.
He was laid back, easy going and such a sweet boy. Yes, he has crossed eyes, but it doesn't stop him and doesn't seem to bother him one bit. In fact, we all think it adds to his personality.
I will get to see Shamus at least once a month because,
he went to live with my friend, Gerri here in New Bern. Yippee!
Zeva, the little girl of big adventures.
She did everything first except jump up on the whirlpool, which annoyed her that she wasn't first to do that. ;)
This little girl is so silly, loves to play
and isn't afraid of anything. She is a bundle of energy.
She made me laugh all the time.
Zeva went to live with my friends, Kim and Keith in Virginia Beach. She is now a companion to their cat, Alley. I think she will grow up to look the most like Sabrina.
D.K. aka, David's Kitty. Yes, this is the one David was smitten with.
D.K. was the happiest boy. He purred and purred
He was a true mama's boy as he was always around her (normally attacking her tail).
When he wasn't with Sabrina, he was with his sister, Tiggy Wiggins.
Such a sweet boy.
I'm grateful he and Tiggy Wiggins will always be together with my friend, Jen (on the left, Jen's mom on the right), in northern Virgina.
Miss Tiggy Wiggins. My little bitty bit.
All I can say is that I'm truly grateful Captain was with me on the ride to Virginia. It was so hard for me to say goodbye to Tiggy.
There was just something about her. She was the only one I named for a long time.
Sometimes you just have that connection.
Tiggy was a talker. I guess we had that in common. hee,hee,hee.
I will miss this little girl so much.
Oh sooooooooooo very much.
Everyone asks me if it was hard to give them all away. It was. However; I am truly grateful they all went to people who are my friends. In fact, I find comfort in it. I don't know if I could have done it if the people were total strangers.
So what is to become of Sabrina?
The little girl who took a nap in David's sink and
later in the day had her 3rd litter of kittens in 10 months?
Well, I will be taking her to the vet to get her spayed in a few weeks.
Then, we will see if she can be sweet to the bunnies. Harrington and Hannah have to come first. After all, I am the crazy bunny lady. ;)
If she can be sweet to them, then she will have a furever home here in Bunnyville. I rather like that particular ending to this fairy tale. Don't you? :)
All of me loves All of you. Forever...