Nope, not just for a visit... I'm back. Everybody at my new house was really sad. Me. Mom Valerie. Big O'Sean, Little Isaiah. Everybody. Let me tell you what happened.
There was a LOT of love in my new home. I really loved Mom Valerie. And she loved me. She cried and cried when she decided it was better if I came back. O'Sean was bummed... he liked it when I slept with him and he gave the best pets. Little Isaiah loved me too. He's just two. He was always really gentle (mommy didn't even have to remind him to be gentle... ever), but he would forget that loud noises scared me. Do you know how loud a 2 year old can be???
Maybe I'm just a scaredy cat but I can't help it. So, basically any time Isaiah was up, I though it was best if I just stayed out of sight. Mom Valerie was really patient. For a whole month she tried to get Isaiah and me used to each other, but I was still scared a lot and that made her sad. She wanted me to be happy.
So Monday Mom Val called the Space Paws lady and they agreed it was better if I find a home with adults... maybe even one with bigger, quieter kids. The Space Paws lady said it was OK if I came back to the Casa instead of mom trying to find me a new home on her own.
We all said goodbye and the Space Paws lady brought me back. She said it was an auspious day. I don't know what that means. Then she said I was coming back on the same day that big Grey came to Space Paws a year ago. She even said holding me helped the sad feelings she was having remembering that it was Grey's gottcha day. (The Space Paws lady made him her own when nobody offered him a furever home, so I know I don't have anything to worry about.)
And guess what??? Winnie remembers me... or at least she likes me!! Bitty doesn't say much and I think she just wants to get to know me better. But I'm going to need to turn my charm on the other lady cats, Peggy Sue and Annie. Charm... I gots that!! See???
Howdy, folks... Lisa here. I want you to know it was a really difficult decision for Val to let Sophie go, but she knew Sophie wasn't happy. (When O'Sean was little they had a cat, so she had not anticipated this problem.) Some of the rescues with which I've been impressed have "foster to adopt" programs and we're looking at Sophie's time with Val in that light. She's going to keep her eyes open and we'll start looking for just the right spot for Sophie, too. Since Sophie was relaxed here, we figured it was best if she came back while we are looking. So now we're a house of six ladies (including me!)... a regular estrogen sea!
I was amazed at how well the reintroduction went. Accidentally. LOL! First Winnie zipped into Sophie's room. Some sniffing and then they had their heads in the same food bowl. Can't ask for more than that. Then Sophie bolted out of the bedroom and I figured, well, let's see. There's been some cursory hissing and avoidance from Annie and Peggy Sue, but they pretty much ignore her. And Bitty just looks at her thoughtfully. So in less than a day, we're all one big (almost) happy group again!