Today our local news outlets announced that Elsa, the little orange tabby kitten who almost froze to death last month, has been adopted. And not at all surprising … she was adopted by the man who has been fostering her, Jim Slater, a volunteer at the Denver Dumb Friends League.
“She was by far the sweetest kitten I’ve ever fostered,” said Slater. “She’s just amazing.” That confirms everything I’ve ever heard about marmalade kitties, even though logic tells me coloring alone should not determine personality.
Lucky little Elsa even has a feline housemate to play with, an 11-year-old cat named Blue.
Slater is the DDFL Volunteer of the Year for 2014. He has given more than 2,500 hours of his time to DDFL and has fostered more than 70 animals in the last two years. (I could never foster needy pets; I’d never be able to let them go.)
Now I can console myself about not trying to adopt her myself. It would have been a lost cause, with Slater deciding he wanted to keep her. Besides, after several weeks together, they deserved each other.