Two Letters from Annabelle's Mom

Annabelle

Dear 4 Paws,

This isn't really a story it is just an informing letter. Anyway my name is Stacy and I have contacted you before. I adopted Annabelle from fourpaws last year. Her foster mom was Deanna. Anyway I wanted to let you know that we got transfered from Fort Belvoir to The Netherlands.

Let me tell you it was quite a big move, especially with two little kitties. We had to take two different flights, but we had the cats with us the whole time. I didn't want to have them checked. But we made it over here safely and the cats have adjusted to their new home quite well. Our new place is a lot bigger than our last place so they have a ton of new room for exploration. Little Annabelle has already claimed one of the rooms in the house as hers. Our other cat Poe he just thinks the whole house is his. (Nothing new)

Well I thought I would let you know how my cats did on the plane and how they like their new place. Thank you for taking the time to read this e-mail. I hope all of your cats and kittens find good homes with people who will love them as much as my husband and I love our two little kitties!

Sincerely,
Stacy M

Dear 4 Paws,

I am writing you this short letter to let you know how the cat I adopted from you is doing. My name is Stacy and I adopted Annabelle back in February. We already had a spunky outgoing cat named Poe, but we wanted to add another addition to our family.

Annabelle was a very shy little kitty. She used to run and hide and not come out until my husband and I were asleep. She hissed at us every time we tried to pet her, she also hissed at Poe when he would try to play with her. After a couple of weeks we thought about giving her back thinking that it just wasn't going to work out. However every time I got close to her and saw how scared she was, I couldn't help but feel bad for her and want to make her feel safe. I knew that passing her on from home to home was never going to work with this little girl.

So we took the advice of a book all about cats and put up a kennel in our living room and put Annabelle in it. She was forced to see our daily activity from a "safe" place. After a week or two when we would get up in the mornings to feed her and change the litter, she started meowing wanting to get out. So we let her out of her kennel. She was still very timid around us, but after a while just kind of got use to us. The greatest day was when she crawled up onto my lap and wanted to be pet. We were so happy! And I am happy to say that she is so loving to us. She is a special little cat and I am so glad we didn't give up on her. She still runs when company comes over, but when they leave she is running about the house again!

Thank you so very much for allowing us to bring Annabelle into our home. She and Poe, I feel, are the most beloved pets we could have!

Thank you again,
Stacy

p.s. I would love to bring another cat into our lives, but we are only allowed two pets in our apartment. I hope all of your kitties find good homes!