Wednesday, September 22, 2010



I have been volunteering at the shelter since June and he was in there when I came, so I have no idea how long he has been there altogether.  But he was in a nice room with two other cats and was doing quite well.  But today he was chosen.  I didn't know whether to laugh or cry because he has been my favorite all this time.  Before the prospective owners came in, I had just spent about a half an hour with those cats and especially Sterling, who sat snuggled by my side all the time except for a couple of moments when he came on to my knee and looked with that golden/coppery gaze right into my eyes.  Such a sweetheart and not a mean bone in his body.  I hope his new home takes good care of him.


MorningAJ said...

I shall miss your updates on Sterling because he's a LOVELY cat. I'd have adopted him myself if it didn't mean a Transatlantic trip!

I really hope he's happy in his new home.

jabblog said...

I'm pleased that Sterling has found his forever home. I hope you'll still have news of him.

Morning's Minion said...

You will miss Sterling. I know that I would become emotionally entangled with shelter cats yes, I did--to the increase of my household!] With the millions of cats in this world, each has some special element of its own and we are bound to appreciate some more than others.
I hope his adjustment will be eased by understanding owners who understand teh nature of cats.

Wanda said...

Rather bitter-sweet. Wonderful that Sterling has a new home, but I know you will miss him big time.

You must feel a little like Foster Parents, who have to give up children for adoption after becoming attached.

I'm sure you'll find another special cat, or I should say he'll find you.

claude said...

That is a good new, Chris !
I am sure the new owners will be very kind to Sterling.

jay said...

This is the painful part of getting close to an animal in some kind of 'care' whether shelter or foster home. I now how bitterly the folks on Greytalk feel it when one of their fosters comes back in from a less than great home - but it doesn't happen very often! Usually, getting chosen for adoption is a happy, happy day for the animal concerned, whether canine or feline. A home is what we all hope for, for the ones we love!

I'm sure this gorgous boy will get the home he needs and deserves!

Wanda said...

Chris, I have some new Fall pictures up....for the Fall Art Challenge.

Gillian said...

What a beautiful silver cat - such a purrfect name for him too. I'm glad he's found a new home at last. x

Sara Katt said...

Congratulations and the best of luck to you Sterling! What a beautiful kitty you are!
I think Chris will miss you.
Sara Cat
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