I’ve had a very heavy heart lately. Wondering and worrying about what has happened to Romeo.
If you’ve read my “Hello Everyone!” posts (4 parts), you’ll know that my life has changed (these things happen as we grow “older”). Rusty is back, but Romeo is not.
I hadn’t heard from Linda of RU4ME rescue organization in the last 3 weeks (the amount of time since I re-adopted Rusty). So, it was my assumption that Romeo was still being fostered. I had to find out for sure about what has happened to him. I called her this morning, and she apologized for not calling me. The rescue “business” is a very demanding one, and fitting in personal responsibilities – well, she is very busy, for sure.
I started off my call by telling her how heavy my heart has been every day since I last saw him in that cage, looking at me as if telling me he was very disappointed that I wasn’t taking him back, and that he needed to be back home.
Was I imagining it or was it for real, that his expression in his eyes was full of sadness and fright?
The tears were streaming down my face as I spoke with Linda, and she finally, with happiness and excitement, told me he was adopted.
The boyfriend of one of the young women who fostered Romeo adopted him! And it was a wonderful placement. I asked her if Romeo was the only one in the house, and she said he was.
I told her to give the adopter my phone number, and if there is anything he wants to know about Romeo, I would love to speak to him. I thanked her for all she did for me and Rusty and Romeo, and for all the hard work in making it possible for kittens and adult cats to find new, loving, responsible homes.
At this moment, I still feel sad. Romeo was my baby for 10 years, and there is a space in my heart (one of many) where he still resides. But, knowing he has been re-homed in a good place, has lifted some of the weight I’ve been walking around with, for these many weeks.