Four years ago I was contacted by a woman named Laura who wanted to meet two semi-feral kittens I was fostering. They were initially shy but had become playful and vocal companions to my cat and me. (Soon enough mischievous Hazelnut would do things like pulling bottles out of the kitchen cupboard at 1 a.m.!)
When she came to meet them, Laura and I spent two extended sessions sitting in my bathroom as she tried to imagine if a bond would develop if she adopted the kittens. After much thought Laura decided to adopt the two sisters and her faith was rewarded since Poppy and Hazelnut have become, in her words, “happy campers, goofy and more confident, extremely communicative with me, giving me lots of love and positive attention and are fun every day.”
When she decided to adopt the two sisters Laura wrote, “So, I’m going to do it! I feel happy and excited and honoured to adopt these two beautiful little felines! “.
After their adoption Poppy showed an interest in children and Hazelnut began to focus on doing surveillance of the perimeter of her new home through the windows and busily trotted back and forth between them, keeping on top of things. Poppy and Hazelnut’s new beginning with Laura has meant more love for all three of them, not to mention a fantastic cat tree for sunny naps.
Post written by Katherine Drabek