Little Smudgie left tonight. I watched them get into the car; Julie taking her time making sure the carrier was safely placed on the passenger seat and then they were gone. I came upstairs, removed the dishes and the litter box from the spare room and put her toys into a basket. I started to cry when I closed off the light. It never gets easier. She is gone but to a good home. A home that will be the best she can get. Forever. It's never easy to rescue a cat with the intent to rehome it because unless the new home is that same day you are bound to fall in love. I know I do. I told her she was leaving today and I think she knew. I put some time aside this afternoon just to spend with her. When Julie walked in tonight I just knew this was a great fit. Julie lost her cat of many years to illness last summer and was now ready to open her heart to another and Smudgie will just be perfect. I will keep you posted when I hear how they are doing.
Please spay or neuter your cat. Our shelters are full to the brim and so many never get a second chance to find a loving home.