I mentioned a couple weeks ago (2 weeks ago yesterday, in fact) that my mom's cat, Babes, had to be put to sleep.
Well, anyway, she works as a teller at a bank here in town and tons of people have been telling her about cats and offering them to her. She had been reluctant to consider it.
Last Friday someone who works at the main bank (my mom works at the branch office) called her and said that a kitten had been seen wandering around the parking lot. It apparently was dumped off because it had been declawed. One of the employees went outside to pick it up and after taking it to one of the vets in town to see if it had an ID chip, calling the Humane Society to ask if anyone was looking for a lost cat, etc., this lady took it home with her. The vet did say it has not been spayed yet. She already has a couple cats of her own and definitely didn't want it. She had heard mom lost her cat, so called her. Mom's first reponse was "No, it's only been a week since Babes died," but the more she's thought about it she decided to at least go look at the cat.
She called me last night and said "it has the most beautiful face" and is definitely a lap kitty. I told her "Well, like they say, everything happens for a reason." She laughed and said that everybody who works with her has been saying the same thing.
So mom decided to take it. She's working today but after work she's gonna go get it and take it home! I'm making supper tonight and taking it over to mom's so we can go see the new little girl.
Mom is going to take it to the vet as soon as the kitten becomes acclaimed to the new surroundings to get it spayed.
I'm so excited for mom! This is probably just what she needs, something that depends on her and enjoys cuddling. I'll post pics sometime this weekend.