12/23/2015 – Eve of the Eve

Santa's little helper - 2013-2015 © Colehauscats.com

Santa’s little helper – 2013-2015 © Colehauscats.com

Santa and his little helper - 2013-2015 © Colehauscats.com

Santa and his little helper – 2013-2015 © Colehauscats.com

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A little rhyme runs through our heads at this time of year, every year:

We wish we may,
we wish we might,
help find homes for all this night.

And one year, we saw it happen.

Back in December of 2013, while interviewing potential Niblet forever families at our local Petco, a sweet, jolly man sat upon a chair seemingly meant for him and someone handed him a kitten, one of a very large group of kittens our area had that year.

And then, something magical happened.

That kitten found a forever home that day. And the next kitten the jolly man held did too. And the next. And so on and so on throughout the day. And the senior cats brought to the event found their forever families too. These forever families, they weren’t your average “Hey, we’re at Petco and since we’re buying dog food anyway, let’s adopt a kitten for Christmas too” Petco shoppers but a string of very vetted families who came in, independently of one another, to see cats and kittens they had been following online through the shelter and through word of mouth, and don’t you know, every one of those cats and kittens found the best of homes that day. *happy sigh*

Have a safe and magical Christmas Eve and we’ll see you again on Christmas Day!

28 responses to “12/23/2015 – Eve of the Eve

  1. Now THAT is Christmas magic.

  2. That is such a great picture. That little kitten looks like it loves that beard. So glad all those kitties and cats found some home and sure hope more find homes now. Love that rhyme. Merry Christmas to all of you.

  3. We loved the picture of Santa cuddling the tiny kitten and he looked as though he wanted to stay with him. We were delighted when we heard that every kitten had found a new forever home.
    Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

  4. Let’s hope that same scenario plays out again this year, all over!

  5. What a special story. Thanks so much for sharing. We hope all the fur people can find safe and happy furever homes!

  6. Very nice photo and story.

  7. that would have to be the best Christmas ever

  8. * wipes away a tear * Oh man, what a wonderful story, a tail for Christmas alright!

  9. That truly was a magical day at Petco. We so hope lots of kittens and cats find the purrfect forever homes this holiday season where they will remain loved and protected their entire lives. Dear friends, please know we would never ask you to give up your mousies. Keeping Fiona in your purrs and prayers is all we ask. Thank you for your generous offer. Merry Christmas. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  10. What a fabulous story! Love the Santa photos. Merry Christmas.

  11. We love happy adoptions, any time of year, but this time of year is magical. It was for me!

  12. We love happy happy endings. Darlin’ sweet little kitty was very brave to whisper into Santa’s ear. One of mom ‘s favorite Christmas songs is
    by Alabama…in it they say there are angels among us.
    hugs madi your bfff

  13. What an awesome story! I wish every adoption event was so magical.

  14. Que bonito! Espero que muitos gatinhos encontrem uma família nesse natal!
    Adorei essa imagem.

  15. Christmas…it’s such a magical time of year. 🙂

  16. This is the purrfect Christmas story. Thank you for making our day with it! Purrs!

  17. Santa was granting wonderful kitten and cat wishes that day for sure!

  18. That was wonderful that so many found their forever homes that day. I wish it could be the same for all the homeless ones.

  19. Sweet and unusual picture!

  20. mochasmysteriesandmeows

    The magic of Christmas!

  21. We love the picture and we love the magic of that 2013 event.
    We send big purrs for lots of kitties to get new,loving homes this year!
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

    Merry Christmas!

  22. Aww.. chrismouse miracles! Merry Christmas from our house to your hash! And special mistletoe kisses from Dexter to his Pia… Love from all of us in Michigan!

  23. That is so cool. Glad all those little ones found homes.

  24. What a wonderful story, and beautiful photos. Merry Christmas!

  25. Precious photos and a beautiful story…how wonderful!

  26. Ah yes… the wrapping paper that once wrapped nip-filled gifts. EXCELLENT, to be sure.