As many of you know, we lost two pets in the last twelve months. First, we unexpectedly lost our sweet cat Luna, who died without warning last September. Then in June we had to put down our fifteen year old dog Cassie. I knew we would eventually get a new cat, but I really wasn’t ready until after we lost Cassie as well. So for my birthday, all I really wanted was a kitten. Um, I mean kittens.
We were very lucky to find an amazing animal shelter in Provincetown called CASAS. It’s a no-kill shelter where the cats have free run of a house, no cages. It’s run by volunteers and supported by donations. It’s the only shelter I’ve been to where I did not leave in tears, worrying about all the cats and dogs left behind.
We first saw our new kittens the first week in August and decided we would adopt one. Then a few days later, we decided we should get two. We had to wait until today for them to be ready to go home. These poor kittens were orphaned at four weeks old when their mother was killed by a car and were bottle-fed by the shelter volunteers. They are as sweet as they are pretty.
So without further ado…
Here is Chloe.
Here is Zoe.
Here they are on my lap.
And here’s big brother Smokey checking them out while they slept.
And here are a few more as they check out their new surroundings.
We are so excited to have our new babies join our family!