From the event:
Someone once said “She walks in beauty like the night”…
They must have been talking about Miss Midnight LeRoux! She is a dark beauty living with foster meowmy Tami, in Overland Park, KS. Her adopter is in Glendale AZ, and is foster meowmy’s sister in law, Susan!! She has her microchip installed, and she is ready to go!!
Midnight transferred from Kindred Spirit Animal Rescue Center (Fairdealing, MO) to Kitty Cat Connection (Kansas City, MO) in January of this year by Susan, along with another black kitty, in hopes of saving them from a potential bad situation. In March, a nice lady indicated she was interesting in fostering her first cat or litter of kittens. It was decided that she would start with an adult foster cat, and when kitties more of her choosing became available, KCC would switch the kitties around. She was sent photos of 3 adults Susan thought would work for their home with two older children and a German Shepherd. The family chose Midnight.Midnight fit in to her new foster home fabulously, and bonded with everyone including the dog in a relatively short amount of time. They all loved her and described her as the perfect cat. They thought of keeping her for their very own, but ultimately decided they were just a bit too busy to have a long term responsibility to another animal at this time. Foster Mom Tami did a good job of showcasing photos of Midnight and stories on her Facebook account, and her sister-in-law followed along carefully. So carefully that now Foster Mom’s sister-in-law is the person adopting Midnight!
Here are a few pics of Midnight in her foster home
The send off on transport day (Saturday August 11th) – notice that even the goggie is there to say goodbye!
After Midnight hit the road with Julie, Tami said, “It was very difficult saying good bye to my foster kitty, Midnight LeRoux, but I know she is in capable hands with Julie driving and her sweet son in the backseat with Midnight. Also, her son has been nice enough to give me updates. So far everything is going great and Midnight Leroux is doing well.“
Julie and her son headed off to meet up with Susan and her hubby. Here’s a picture of Susan and Julie with Midnight as they make the transfer. Look at Midnight’s wide eyes. Looks like she knows something exciting is happening!
Susan and her hubby with some of their URRKN swag. Want some for yourself? Check it out here. http://www.cafepress.com/urrkn
At a rest stop, Midnight looks longingly at the box of litter and the bowl. No, not really, but I just couldn’t think of what else to say here! Haha. Look how beautiful she is, though! I just want to reach through this screen and pet this pretty girl!
Midnight looks a little confused. Wondering where the little human is that should be in this car seat. Don’t worry Midnight, the two legged baby is just fine, I’m sure!
Susan and Mr. Susan met up with Julia (yes, first Julie, now JuliA) in Oklahoma (where the wind comes sweepin’ down the plain….ooops, sorry, got distracted!). Here are the three lovely ladies (Julia, Midnight and Susan!)
Julia and Midnight would head off to meet up with Wanda, who would be staying in a hotel with Midnight (now THAT’S a B&B, right??) But wait, first check out this photo sent by Julia on her part of the trip. Bad luck? I think not! I know all of our kitties are beautiful, but man, look at this face!! She is stunning!!!
And Julia agrees because when she got home, she said, “Yes she is! She was very polite and quiet. I couldn’t get her to drink any water. Hope she chows down and wets her whistle tonight in the motel. Can’t wait to see pictures of her there. Great meeting you Wanda!”
Here are Wanda and John (and I think it’s also Mr. Julia – sorry, I never got his name!) getting ready to head out on the last leg before a night of rest.
Pretty girl enjoying some play time at the B&B.
Just trying to freshen up a little after a long day on the road. Maybe a little privacy is in order here??
After a restful evening, Midnight is up and ready to hit the road on Sunday!
Here are Wanda and Pam as they get ready to make the most of Day 2. Midnight’s looking at them intently – she must be very interested in what they have to say!
In New Mexico with Pam, waiting for Bonnie to arrive. I think the pictures of the kitties looking out the windows in anticipation of getting to their new homes are my absolute favorite pictures that we get from our conductors. Of course, no kitties out of carriers while the car is moving or when doors/windows are open. And ALWAYS follow any special instructions that might come with kitty – some kitties should not be taken out of their carriers except in extreme emergency situations! (End Public Service Announcement!)
Here are Bonnie and, well, maybe it’s Mr. Bonnie?? I’m not sure, but they look like they’re having fun!!
Another beautiful shot of this pretty girl’s face!
Hey – you there – can you drive this thing???
FINE! I guess I’ll have to drive myself!
Hmmm….I think this thing down here makes the car go faster, but then I can’t see where I’m going. What’s a kitty to do?!?!?
Eventually Midnight convinced Bonnie it was time to go and they headed off to meet up with Lava, who would take Midnight into Arizona.
Lava and Midnight headed off to meet up with Megan who sent us these two pictures. This one is a shot of Midnight – Megan said that Suzy was there, and Midnight was craning her neck to see around Megan and catch a glimpse of her new Momma!!!
And here’s Megan saying goodbye to Midnight. Kind of looks like she’s about done with this trip, huh? (Midnight, not Megan. Megan is clearly still feeling the warm fuzzies that come with transporting one of these amazing kitties!)
As we love to see, Suzy has sent us some updates of Midnight in her new home. First thing was an update after they got home. “She is home with us and has already met her sister’s Bella and Suki – only a couple of hisses and swipes and they are doing fine. Like I said the girls are more afraid of her.” And then, most importantly – PICTURES!!!!
Lucky kitty – she has a new bed and it’s ON a bed. How much more comfortable can you get??
Ok, no more pictures. I’m trying to sleep here!! zzzzzzzzzz
Nine conductors (including new Momma), two days, one B&B and almost 1400 miles. Not bad, my friends, not bad. Do you want to know what it’s like to participate in such an amazing event?? Then come join us at https://www.facebook.com/groups/URRKN/ to see what we’re all about.