Magnum's time with us is drawing to a close as his new family will pick him up this coming Tuesday...........
Someone asked me just as recently as earlier today, whether I ever find it hard to let them go? The simple answer is yes; yes I do find it hard to let them go.
Alot of the adopters who have taken kitties home from the Safe Haven keep in touch, as will this family since they are friends of ours; so in many ways that certainly lessens the feelings that come with saying goodbye. But still, in being adopted it does mean that our time together is ending and even though I trust that they will be loved and well cared for all the rest of their days, there is still the emotional part of me that feels a small sense of sadness for the realization.
If life has taught me anything this past year, it's that nothing stays the same forever, that all things must change whether we want them to or not. I take great comfort in knowing that Magnum is going to a wonderful home, something that seemed an unlikely possibility even three months ago.
But I do try valiantly to always look at the glass as half full (or so the saying goes), so even now I am beginning to prepare myself mentally for the next kitty who is waiting on death row at animal control - alone, sad, afraid, and perhaps feeling without hope. And I whisper, hold on my sweet boy, your second chance is on it's way.
I'll leave you tonight with these pictures of Magnum, who we have loved having in our home and who we wish a long, happy and healthy life for.