Hi Kristen – My name is Joy and I’m with FieldHaven. I heard that you adopted Rooney yesterday and wanted to tell you why this little guy is so special to me. On the day that we rescued Rooney and his siblings, I was at the vet with my own beloved Rooney, holding him during his journey to the Rainbow Bridge.
My friend Benay was waiting for me as I came out of the room. She told me she had just received a call about some kittens whose mom had abandoned them 2 or 3 days earlier. It was cold and rainy, so when we got to the kittens we found them to be cold and undernourished – and only about 6 or 7 days old! There were three of them and I named them after three brothers I had rescued 18 years ago when we were living in Santa Cruz; Julius, Rooney and Yoda. I had kept Julius and Rooney. Julius passed away 2 years ago, Yoda, who was adopted by a friend, passed away last year.
Thanks to FieldHaven and foster mom Kim, these little kitties survived against the odds and became a wonderful legacy to those special kittens all those years ago. Thank you so much for adopting Rooney into your home and life. I hope you have at least as many happy wonderful years with him as I had with my Rooney!