Wednesday, July 31, 2013
Today, someone who knows of the foster work that we do, approached me earlier enquiring about who our latest houseguest might be. Much like a new Mom, I began gushing about Magnum............about how sweet he is, how easily he has adapted to our home, our easygoing in nature he is, and how affectionate he's been right from the moment he arrived.
This individual has never adopted a kitty from us, but they have been expressing interest for some time and have said previously that they'd keep in touch with me in the event that they were finally ready to commit, and hopefully we were fostering just the cat for them. Well after asking me about Magnum, and seeming to be overly interested, as I had previously, I instructed them to visit my blog to check out pictures of him that have been recently shared. A little later on in the day, this person emailed me with this comment, "He looks like a big, sweet bear but that deformed ear is really kind of gross."
When I explained that that deformed ear was actually the result of Magnum's being left in frigid winter temperatures for long durations of time, the response was "Oh I see, well that's too bad but I still think it's gross and I couldn't stand the thought of accidentally touching it or having to look at it."
I sat back in my chair at the office and thought, really?. I chose not to respond any further (I didn't trust myself to say anything that even resembled polite), but note to self: NEVER will this person adopt a foster cat of mine!!!!!!!!!!!!
I also said a silent thanks that this person has never been ready to commit in the past - and may it stay that way.