Here, Kitty, Kitty~Episode Three

26 Aug

My Take
DiVoran Lites


Photo credit Bill Lites


Things change quickly at the SPCA Adoption Center in Titusville, Florida. On Friday afternoon around four o’clock, I had a strong urge to drive over and see what was going on. The center is only two miles from where we live, so the ride was quick. We opened the front door to a packed lobby, and an associate told us it was rush hour. At this time people brought in fostered kittens and sometimes their mothers for adoption. It was also the time that a lot of people stopped by after work before the weekend.

Right away, we met a volunteer named Joe who knew where to take us. He seemed a gentle soul, though a bit shy. He obviously loved animals, and I’m guessing he especially loved cats. We now wanted a cat between one and five years old. Knowing I had my dream cat in mind, Bill left the choice to me.

Joe took us into a room and allowed me to open a cage containing a black and white cat. She seemed shy but sweet. When I stopped petting her she retreated to the back of the cage leaving me with the feeling that she didn’t expect to be taken home-ever. I felt terrible about leaving her, but we needed to look around a bit more. Joe took us into a room with six female cats in the age range we were looking for. These were the tired and stressed mothers of kittens now playing wildly in another room.

Suddenly, a beauty came up from the sea of cats like Venus from the shell. This one’s name wasn’t Venus, though it was Athena another name for a goddess. It fit, but we morphed the name into God-given. She rubbed her cheeks on Bill’s shoes and he petted her, then it was my turn. As I stroked her sleek and shining fur she purred loudly, and I fell in love once again. I then realized that the caged cat hadn’t purred at all, but this was to be our last cat and we wanted her to be happy and easy. Our volunteer went to the desk to tell the associate we were ready to adopt.

Soon we were on our way home with Thea, a tuxedo cat with angel wings on her back. We knew we could love Thea and yet honor the memory of Jasmine too. We rejoiced and thanked Abba for her and for all the love and fun we’d have together becoming a family.


Photo credit Bill Lites

Photo credit Bill Lites

3 Responses to “Here, Kitty, Kitty~Episode Three”

  1. Onisha Ellis August 26, 2018 at 2:45 pm #

    Thea is beautiful and I look forward to meeting her. So glad you listened to your inner voice and found her.


  2. Louise Gibson August 26, 2018 at 9:28 am #

    So glad you found a little feline friend. DiVoran that warmed your heart. IT SOUNDS LIKE THE CHEMISTRY WAS JUST RIGHT FOR THAT PERFECT BONDING,

    Liked by 1 person

  3. ludyja August 26, 2018 at 8:31 am #

    Love it!! And I love how friendly she was with us at our first meeting…and that she licked Fred’s toes!

    Liked by 1 person

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