|I want to share a good story with
all of you.
I know we've had a lot of stories
with wonderful endings like Lucy who found her new home, the kittens that
we've brought to Best Friends, or Maggie who went to "Home for Life" sanctuary
in Minnesota. But there is always one that is even better.
Some of you might still remember
Annie. Annie was picked up by Animal Control with her babies in March of
2005. All the babies got adopted very fast, but not Annie. Susan pulled
Annie at the very last day and brought her home, only to find out that
Annie really doesn't like any other animals.
For Annie, that meant being confined
in Susan's bathroom until she was ready to find a home. But something
broke in little Annie. She totally freaked out at Petsmart. There
was no chance to find her a home. She later went to Sarah, where
she loved to sit on the window and watch the outside world. But she
was confined to one room, because also Sarah had a lot of other animals.
Then Sarah needed to move out and Annie couldn't go with them.
We decided to bring Annie to the
barn in Kaplan. But the weather wasn't good and since no other foster home
was available, we brought her again to Petsmart. Nobody could touch
her. She was hissing and growling at everybody. Wednesday the 15th
was supposed to be the day for her to go to Kaplan even though there would
be a lot of other cats. For Annie that means either live with them
or find your spot. It definitely was an uncertain future for her. I felt
so bad when I looked at her. She was the most scared and sad looking cat
that I have seen in a long time.
On Tuesday the 14th, Diana and I
went to the pound to rescue 4 cats. After a stop at St.Francis, we went
to Petsmart to set up Anastasia, the white Persian. A woman named Margaret
showed up and expressed an interest in Annie, stating that she had been
wanting a cat. I talked a lot in Annie's favor, and finally Margaret
decided to bring Annie home and see how things worked out. Annie still
went to Kaplan, but to her own farm, 300 acres where she can roam
and feel free again but also will have a warm spot inside the house whenever
Yesterday morning my heart nearly
stopped when I got a call from Kaplan. It was Margaret. She just
wanted to tell me how wonderful Annie was. She and her boyfriend are thinking
that this is the most beautiful girl in the world.
||And both of them were holding her
and Annie was purring, purring, purring.
There was no question about it -
Annie had found her angel in Margaret.
Do you believe in wonders?
I think everything that happened to Annie from the day she was rescued
by Susan was meant to be, so she could find her forever home.
For anybody who doesn't know Annie
- here is her photo.