I’ve never done this before and I can’t do it for all of the adoptable animals out there but for some reason I am compelled to write you this letter.
The first time I saw your picture I immediately felt that I wanted you and needed you. You were lost at the time and I have no idea why it hit me so hard. I looked for you.. I did. I watched the groups to see if there were any sightings and to see what progress was going on and then I’d go when I knew nobody else was out there looking.
I can’t walk a lot but I can drive. So I’m sorry if I freaked people out driving around so slow but I didn’t care. I have no idea why I was so driven to find you. When the announcement came that you were found, I cried uncontrollably. I knew that you were safe once again.
I’m following your story in the rescue groups. I’m continuously looking you up and staring at your pictures. I want you …. but I can’t have you.
I’m sorry. I wish I could take you into my arms and tell you that you’re finally home. I wish that I could give you all of the love that I feel for you but I have to hope that there is someone out there who hasn’t seen you yet and that’s why you don’t have a home.
I have a lot of fears and one of them is to go out of my home alone. I had to… I just had to and I finally did. I came to see you finally to show you that you do have someone watching you.
All I could do is put my fingers through the holes and cry. Thank you for coming to comfort me you were my savior at that moment. You are everything I thought you’d be and I can’t have you.
I’ve had FIV kitties in my home before. I know what you have to offer. I know that you are no different than any other indoor kitty.
As you went back to your corner to lay down my heart broke the rest of the way. I wanted to scoop you up and say… no more, tonight you will sleep in your forever home. And I couldn’t do that, for that I am sorry.
Some day Richard… I promise you, some day… I will be able to for another.
Richard is at the Eugene Petco waiting for his furrever home. He is being adopted through West Coast Dog and Cat. You can find Richard’s profile on Petfinder.
P.S. I was so happy to hear you have been adopted Richard. Enjoy a long, healthy and happy life in your furrrever home. <3