Miss Alley was meant to be! Cats Cradle had just put an ad out in the paper featuring Alley so they had started to get calls on her. The first question Gail asked me was if I saw the ad about Alley and was that why I was asking. They had several people calling up about her--but I had contacted them before the ad came out and I think she was glad I hadn't just responded to the newspaper.
Anyways, after our phone interview on Monday evening I had an appointment for 4pm Tuesday to come and meet her...even without the office having gotten the paperwork done. (Still not done because I have walked down and called and no one has been there.) What was cool was Gail remembered Blink (McFamily's cat) from almost 5 years ago!
I got ahold of Leah and she and the boys would take me. I was so excited I couldn't sleep much.
You can tell what I was up to all week. I couldn't even work on letters in my chair until the end of the week. Miss Alley finally calmed down and was okay with me having my stack of pillow & lapdesk for writing on my lap...and she was okay with there still being room for her on the footrest. So she is getting used to me and trusts me quite a bit already.
I wondered if I should change the spelling of her name to Allie. But so far it seems like I have stuck with Alley. It is her past, you know? I think up until the last couple months she had a good life. I'm thinking maybe she lived with someone who died or had a stroke or something like that and the family or the police dumped her off at the pound. That's just a feeling I have. Because it feels like she was loved and special to someone...and then they would never dump her off at the pound like that, you know?
So now you have met Miss Alley. I think she and I are going to be bonded snugly in due time. Last night--she only cried once to wake me up at dawn. I think her former human was probably an early riser by Alley always crying at dawn's light. Not this human--LOL!
Just got a note on that website that my sister, Renee, was back in the hospital for an infection and then went to a new rehab place. She's expected to be there for a few weeks. I hope she stays out of the hospital now. (You can probably tell we siblings are not that close.)
Last week I watched some Netflix DVDs: Mission Impossible: Rogue Nation, Spiderman: No Way Home, and Starman. I loved Starman and actually wanted to see it again. I don't re-watch movies very often--except for my Christmas movies every December: It's A Wonderful Life and A Christmas Story. Watched S8 of Brokenwood Mysteries and finished Murdoch Mysteries S15 both on Acorn.
So, now I can start calling the office again to see if I can catch anyone there. If not I will try to leave a message to set up an appointment to do Alley's paperwork. I am not walking all the way down there after doing that a couple of times last week. I've been calling but no one is there--just get the recording. I didn't want to leave a message (they're not the best about getting back to you) but I guess I will try if I can't get anybody today.
Rest assured, I won't have this many pictures of Alley after today but you can bet you will be seeing her regularly. She's a pretty girl and easier to photograph than Annie was. More like Miss Karma to take pictures of. I didn't think I would have a new cat this soon...at all. But Alley was meant to be. I am so glad she is here.
Till next week, my friends! From one happy cat lady in Fargo. :)