It all came about because we adopted a new kitty. We found out about him from Brian Frum (@brian106sc on twitter) on his blog. Jami is an orange and white boy who was rescued by Lori who couldn’t keep him but did a great job of taking care of him while she fostered him. Thank you, Lori! Mommy was so happy to get Jami’s medical records and to find out he had been neutered, vaccinated and microchipped.
Anyway, mommy read the blog and said she would take the kitty if Brian could get him down to South Florida. She has been missing her orange boy Rufus, who died about two years ago, and here was another orange boy who needed a home. She had her doubts since Jami was 750 miles away in South Carolina and what were the chances?… Well, she wasn’t counting on Brian’s determination. He enlisted the help of Dorian of Your Daily Cute (@YourDailyCute on twitter) and of Mario (@mariodacat). They all emailed, made phone calls and posted tirelessly on twitter and Facebook until they lined up volunteers to drive Jami all the way from near Greenville, SC to Hollywood, FL, a total of about 750 miles.
It all came together last Sunday, just after hurricane Sandy caused tropical storm winds in our area. For a while we thought it wasn’t going to happen because of the weather. But by Sunday the storm had passed and the day was beautiful. Jami was on his way home! Several twitter anipals were involved in driving Jami. Brian’s dad Terry, @flacatlady, @FriendsFurEver, @manxmnews, @catbirddog (Sam I am), Dorian, and probably some I don’t know about (so please forgive me if I left you out). We are so grateful to each and every human who helped bring Jami to us. They all gave him something and he arrived with quite a hope chest! Thank you all!
Well, naturally, everyone who drove Jami and all those who followed his progress on twitter and Facebook want to know how he’s doing. And that’s what finally made me start this blog. I plan for it to be about us cats and about things that concern us. I might let mommy write about (gasp!) dogs and other things that interest her every once in a while, we’ll see. This is a work in progress for the moment. I can’t even decide on a theme, it will probably change a few times before I settle on one.