As of 9pm last night, my world was turned completely upside down, but in a good way! (hmmm, maybe I should say right side up?) As I was sitting on the couch with the TV softly on, working my blanket stitch on these lovely birds, my cell phone rang...an unfamiliar number was showing on the caller I.D. was I decided to answer anyway, and it was indeed the phone call I had expecting all weekend! So my good news is this...I AM A NEW FOSTER MOM TO A SWEET LITTLE CAT NAMED ASHES! This is excellent news as I was ever so eager to have her a part of my life! She is a 13 year old domestic shorthair very sleek attractive smokey grey cat, thus the name "Ashes"...Back in May, I stopped by the Cat House for my volunteer orientation, I look in this space where Ashes was living in and we locked eyes and instantly had this unbreakable bond. After our orientation was overwith, we were told that we could pet some of the kitties and I went straight for Ashes. She hopped into my lap and I held her for a good half hour...so for the last 4 months, she has endured a lot! But her health has steadily increased and is ready for home life! now I was told to prepare to have her for the rest of her life (could be only a couple years to a few years) I could ending up giving her hospice care, I am prepared for that. My purpose was to give her the love she so much deserves, a loving home, peaceful environment, a windowsill to sit upon and look out of, and snuggles at night time with the TV on. Every cat deserves that! I am so blessed to meet her, fall in love with her, and now finally taking her into my home! Thank you God and The Cat House Staff!
At first, she will be crashing in my work studio...I was told she likes many cozy spots to sleep, so I made my office chair one of those designated spots...but after a few days, she will have full access to my whole house but the studio will be her sleeping/relaxing chamber.
Here is a little feeding mat I made for her food and water dishes (which I still have to acquire) she is on a raw food diet and I need to get several glass dishes for that...
Here is another bed for her to sleep in, however, my Ci-Ci will get a little jealous I am sure...they will all have to learn that sharing is caring! Something my parents taught me and my sister...
And I have to add personalization too! She is going to know that from the very start, she will belong here and that she is loved.
Here she is!!! Sweet little Ashes! Isn't she beautiful?! This is a picture of her off the cat house website! but in the very near future, there will be many pics of her taken by me!!!
It's pouring outside, the weather is outstanding! so I will continue to finish cleaning and "nesting" for my new foster furrbaby! Hope you all have a blessed Sunday!