Annie and Eddie’s Adoption Day

Annie and Eddie’s Adoption Day!

Saturday morning Paul and I loaded up the vehicle with a carrier, water and snacks and headed off to Grayson County Humane Society.  Since June is Adopt a Shelter Cat Month, we decided  we would do just that x 2.  We have a home, and many cats need a home so we thought, we might as well adopt a couple of cuties and bring them into our family.  Annie’s photo grabbed our attention one day while Gracey and I were reading through some facebook posts. I told Gracey that Annie looked like she had spunk.  I like to think that Gracey had a paw in choosing these little cats to come and share her habitat with us.

Grayson County Humane Society

Grayson County Humane Society

Grayson County Humane Society  in Lietchfield, Ky  isn’t too far from where our friends and parents of Preston from live. Preston’s parents Rachel and Brad are so nice they came over to help us celebrate Annie and Eddie’s Adoption Day.  We were all so impressed with Donna and her team at Grayson.  You could tell all the love and care that each and every individual animal was receiving at the shelter.  There are nice big runs for the dogs to get outside and play as well as a big cat room for the felines to enjoy time out of their cages.

Annie and Eddie in their cage

Annie and Eddie waiting for their forever home.

Our first look through the door, we could see Annie and Eddie waiting inside for their forever home.  Donna said she thought they knew their new parents were coming because every time the door opened they  lit up with hope.

Annie and Eddie see us first time

When we opened the door, both cats looked our way and began to purr and reach out of the cage toward us. When Donna opened the cage, Annie flew out into my arms. She was purring like a cheetah and snuggling up against my neck. I was relieved because I have to confess  I was worried they might not like us. Our friend Paris from told me that was a silly thing to worry about because why wouldn’t they like us? I don’t know why I had this fear, but it washed away the moment Annie jumped into my arms.  Then Eddie sprang out of the cage into Paul’s arms.  They knew we had come for them.

Rachel and Brad at Grayson

Rachel and Brad keep Annie and Eddie company

Rachel and Brad kept Annie and Eddie company while we completed the paperwork.

Annie ready to come home

It was almost time to get the kittens settled into the carrier for the drive home. Annie was ready to go. When we opened the cage door, she pounced out into my arms. I carefully placed her in our carrier.
Eddie cried out loud. We think he thought he was being left behind. Eddie’s sister had been adopted and he was left behind once before. Little Eddie went to the back of the cage, laid down and put his chin on his paws. I think I saw tears forming in his eyes. I said, “Come on Eddie. You too!”

What about me Eddie

Hey, what about me?

We opened the cage and Eddie flew through the air into Paul’s arms. Paul placed Eddie into the carrier with Annie and they laid side by side with big bright eyes looking out at us. We thanked Donna and her team for everything they do and headed out to the vehicle.

Paul placing carrier in jeep

Precious cargo on board

Paul carefully placed the kittens into the Jeep and secured the carrier into place.

Annie and Eddie going home

On our way to our forever home

All settled in and ready to head home. Paul and I took turns driving so one of us could sit in the back seat with Annie and Eddie.

Welcome to our family. We promise to let you live your best life.

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  • Julie

    So happy they have a forever home!

  • BorisKitty

    OMC dey are ADORABLES! I knows Gracie did hab a paw in pickin dem out! Concats to everybuddy and welcome home Eddie and Annie!

  • TXLadyPatriot

    Awww, Joanne, that is wonderful! Annie & Eddie are definitely going to have a wonderful life! They are adorable! :) ~Diane Milligan

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Thank you Diane. They are both super sweet cats.

  • Christina Berry

    Congrats on your new additions. I’m sure Gracey had a hand (or rather, a paw) in this match! :)

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Christina, I think Gracey did choose them. Thank your for reading our post.

  • Jocasta

    I think that Gracey guided you to Annie and Eddie too. What a touching story – sniff. I am looking forward to reports of your loving adventures with these two little love bugs!

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Thank you so much. We are so happy you are part of The Tiniest Tiger community.

  • Jean Shea

    What wonderful news! Congratulations, I wish you all nothing but happiness and great blessings in your time together. But I am confused is Eddie the kitty formerly known as Porter or another kitty? Either way, I look forward to your posts. I do wonder if Gracey stayed with you long enough to direct you to Annie and then Eddie. How wise she was/is.

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Jean, yes, Eddie is the kitty formerly known as Porter. We named him after our dear friend who was Hazel’s pet parent. He loved Hazel so much and we brought her into our home when he became too ill to remain at home. Ed is how we found Gracey too. We thought Eddie was the perfect name for our little guy.

      • Jean Shea

        Oh, that makes it even better! I know you are enjoying Annie and Eddie and I look forward to updates. You have done Gracey proud.

  • Amy Palmer

    I’m so happy for you all! Annie and Eddie will have the best home ever. Congrats!

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Thank you, Amy. They are both very sweet cats.

  • Bernadette

    Of course it was all pre-arranged–what would you silly humans do if we felines didn’t organize it all for you?! Now if we could only get our human to stop crying and hugging us, it’s so hot. It’s so nice to meet you, Annie and Eddie, and we look forward to getting to know you.

    • Joanne McGonagle

      I think Annie and Eddie were chosen by Gracey. They have both her mischievousness and her sweetness.

      • Bernadette

        The day I lost my Lucy to FIP, she sent her mama, who belonged to a neighbor and was about to give birth yet again, to my garden. Those are the five black kitties who share my life now, blood relatives of Lucy, and I see a bit of her in each of them. Our kitties take care of us, forever.

  • Sparkle

    What an awesome adoption story! I look forward to getting to know Annie and Eddie!

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Thank you Sparkle. They will love getting to know you too as Gracey did.

  • WarmFuzzy’s Shelter Sanctuary

    How absolutely fantastic !

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Thank you for meeting Annie and Eddie.

  • Connie KittyBlog

    Oh my. I can’t believe I’m crying over this.. ;`) i am so happy for Annie and Eddie.. and congratulations to you both on your new little ones..

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Thank you for meeting Annie and Eddie. They are helping us heal our broken hearts.

  • Riley0100

    This made me cry (especially the part about poor Eddie thinking you weren’t taking him)! So very happy for you and for them. What a wonderful life they will have. I truly believe Gracey had a paw in this. xoxo ChristyB

    • Joanne McGonagle

      I believe that too. Thank you for meeting our little ones.

  • fiona64

    I am sure that Gracey helped these kittens pick you.

    • Joanne McGonagle

      I think she did too.

  • JaneA Kelley

    *sniffle* I’m so glad you brought Annie and Eddie into your home — although it sounds more like they adopted you! :-)

    And your description of Eddie’s reaction brought tears to my eyes.

    Welcome, Annie and Eddie. You’ve found yourselves a wonderful, loving forever home. *hugs and pets*

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Thank you JaneA. Poor little guy thought he was going to be left behind. No way was that going to happen. They are both helping us mend our broken hearts.

  • k g

    This is fantastic news! 2 new kitties get a home, you have two more sweeties to love. Yes Gracie would be very proud. The human heart is capable of loving each cat in it’s own unique place in your heart. Congratulations on your new additions.

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Every cat is unique. Gracey is in our hearts and her spirit is here with us. Annie and Eddie are helping us heal bit by bit.

  • Ingrid King

    I’m crying tears of joy for you, Paul, Annie and Eddie. What a wonderful beginning for your lives together.

    • Joanne McGonagle

      Thank you, Ingrid. They are both such wonderful cats. Just the right amount of mischievousness and sweetness. Gracey must have chosen them.

  • Jennifer

    Congratulations!! I’m so happy for you and little Annie and Eddie! Gracie is smiling down on you from heaven, I’m sure she gives her blessing! :D

  • Sam Hays

    Welcome home, Annie & Eddie! You are so blessed to have Joanne & Paul as your mom & dad! I’m sure Gracey and her legacy will live on strong in both of you. Congratulations! <3

  • boanderey

    I started crying. This is so cool!

  • Shirley Lalonde

    This story make me bit of a crying baby because i know that Gracey wanted you both to have Annie and Eddie. You are right Joanne Annie does looks like she has spunks and it is my imagination or does Annie look a bit like Gracey?

    Welcome to your new home Annie and Eddie and i am sure you will love Bossy Blue jay and Lazy Leopard too and no need to worry because you both have a most beautiful big sister looking out for you from heaven.

  • RumpyDog!

    Oh boy! Oh boy! I’m so excited to get to know Annie and Eddie! They are the luckiest kitties around!

    • BorisKitty

      Dey r beary lucky kittehs!

  • Sherree Smith

    I am so excited to read this! I always said Gracey was lucky to have you for parents and this proves it! And it is EXACTLY what Gracey would have wanted! Welcome to your new home, Eddie and Annie–you will now learn what Heaven on Earth is like! <3

  • katsrus

    Welcome Annie and Eddie! What cuties you are.
    Sue B

  • Retta Shanahan

    Welcome Annie & Eddie! Gracey picked out some wonderful parents for you!

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  • Barbara McIntosh

    So happy for all of you! So glad you make the decision to adopt Annie and Eddie, and I look forward to hearing more about these two sweeties. Gracey will be happy.

  • Kimberly_SavingMoreThanMe

    Awww!! Welcome home Annie and Eddie! You are two special kitties because Gracey guided your mom and dad right to you <3

  • Cathy Cowan

    Aren’t they lucky?? And you are lucky too, to find them. Gracey is beaming down from across the bridge right now!!

  • michele

    What a great home. Annie & Eddie are 2 lucky cats. I am so happy for you.:

  • deb

    Oh, Joanne and Paul! i am SO happy for you, and for Annie and Eddie, and i know that Gracey is too!May you be blessed with MANY happy years together! *HAPPY DANCE all over the place*

  • Allison Colony

    So glad you both could help out these precious kitties – I’m sure they will be very happy living with you! I know they won’t replace Gracey, but they will be wonderful new family members for you. I’m sure Gracey will be happy that you took in these new little friends!

  • Nikki

    I love it! Welcome to your extended family, Annie & Eddie! :)