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Monday, November 1, 2010

The Dash for Ash!

So, this past weekend was the Dash for Ash, where we got to help with moving Ash to his new home with Cat! I will have video later, but wanted to post about the experience!

So, we had to meet Chrystal in Rantoul, which is a small town down south in Illinois. We got everything loaded into the truck (water, towels, stuff to bring to Chrystal and Cat, and of course ourselves) and headed out. The trip was nice - there wasn't a ton of traffic, and the drive itself went nice and smoothly. We hadn't really been down that way before, so it was fun to see all the new stuff!

We got to Rantoul and met Chrystal at 2, and it was so fun! We met at the McDonald's down there, because my thought was that 1) it wasn't too far off the highway and 2) it would be easy to recognize for sure. Chrystal and her two daughters were there, and they were so nice. I know it had to be hard for them to see Ash go, but it was also probably a relief to know that he was going to a good home! We didn't spend too long there, because well, we had to get to Cat, and also it had to be tough for them to say goodbye!

I sat in back with Ash, and once we were back on the road, I let him out of the carrier. He was so small and just adorable. I was instantly in love with him. He checked out the truck, then decided that while the carrier was great and fun (I had a couple toys in it), the best spot for the trip was my lap, so he snuggled up and took a snooze. He would wake a bit when we would hit a bump but he was the best behaved kitten I have ever seen, and he was so sweet!

So, we drove and drove, with him being a total snugglebug the whole time. And we got to Matteson, where we were meeting Cat, a bit early - of course she and her husband were already there (I understand, because I would have been too!) So back into the carrier he went, still being a perfect little boy! And then we got to meet Cat and her husband - they were so great! And you know they are going to be great cat parents - anyone who would drive all that way - in a little Mini Cooper no less - really wants to have that baby for sure! So we said our goodbyes to Ash, and well, that was it for our portion!

It is funny - I didn't realize that it would be so hard to say goodbye to Ash. I know he will have a wonderful home with Cat in Canada, but I just totally fell in love with that little guy! I guess that is how it is - maybe it would have been easier if he was a fussy rider, but I don't think so. But he seriously was one of the sweetest cats I have ever met - Cat, you are a very lucky lady!!

I will have the videos up later on - I still have to go through them and find the good ones!

29 comments:

Madi and Mom said...

Amy what an experience that must have been!!! I cannot wait to see the pictures. You are such a carrying person and I'm sure the TLC you gave Ash will help make him a wonderful pet.

Madi and Mom

The Monkeys said...

That was so sweet of you to help out like that, and it seems it was very much appreciated! We are happy that Ash has such a wonderful home!

Cara n Crew said...

We think it was so cool that you were able to help out with the transport of Ash! We are impressed that he is such a good little traveler and he sure sounds like a sweet kitty soul. He will have the best home with Cat. Purrs-

-Pip, Smidgen, Minnie

Cat said...

Hi Amy, I have NEVER had a cat who was as good as Ash in the car!!! I'm so glad we got to meet and that you love Ash too, he is an amazing little boy :-) Thank you again for your generous help this weekend.

Milo and Alfie Marshall said...

Amy, we are so thrilled that you got to help little Ash. We can't thank you enough for being such a big hearted person. Ash sounds adorable and we can't wait to see the video.
Ash is going to have a wonderful forever home. We are so happy for him.

Brian said...

You've made a difference for Ash and he won't forget you either!

Sammy and Andy said...

Amy, may you and Brad be blessed for helping out with the Dash for Ash. xxxxxxxxxxx

JC said...

You have done a wonderful thing. I read cats blog and his photos are adorable.

Old Kitty said...

OH WOW!!!! Well done Amy and Brad!! What a wonderful and fabulous thing for you to do!! Ash is one wonderful lucky kitty too!! Thank you so so so so much for helping this kitty out!! Cat and hubby sound like they're gonna be fab kitty parents for adorable Ash!! YAY!!!!!!!

And this is also a fantastic thing to do in memory of beautiful Floyd and sweet Skeeter!!

Well done everyone!! Take care
x

Daily Dose of Dogs (aka Cats with your Coffee) said...

AMY - I love reading your part of the journey, and am so happy that you fell in love with our precious little Ash. Giant thanks to you and Brad for your giant contribution.

Kea said...

It was wonderful of you to help out. We read Cat's update, that Ash was a fabulous traveller! We're impressed!

Angie, Catladyland/Katt Food said...

Amy, you have such a kind and caring heart. You helped change Ash's life and that is very cool :)

Danielle said...

Wow, Ash was a little sweetie! I don't care for care rides too much, but he was a little champ!

PS I had a wonderful time with you at Gracie's, Virgil! You were very sweet to come with me.

OKcats said...

Ash seems like he is a very sweet boy! We think that the cats who were being remembered during this trip (Floyd, Winnie, and Molly) whispered to him and told him how special and lucky he was.

GreatGranny said...

It is wonderful to know that you helped Ash find a forever home with Cat. I've got to go to her blog and see this sweet little fellow.

cats of wildcat woods said...

What an exciting post - so glad all went well and Ash sounds like a sweet boy. Thank you for helping out in the transport! And you got to meet both Chrystal and Cat.

Katnip Lounge said...

I am thrilled to pieces for Cat and Ash! He's gonna have a wonderful life, for sure. Bless you for spending the day transporting the lil' guy!
xx MomKat Trish

Ayla and Iza, said...

We are SO HAPPY for ASH! YAYYYYY...

ABBY said...

Amy
Thank you to you and your husband for being able to transport Ash to Cat. YOU are truly a special person to do this and it touches me deeply to know that you helped connect Ash with his Mom.

God bless you!
Abby's Mom Debra

Sagira said...

Can't wait to see pics. Such a great thing!

Simba said...

How great that you were able to do this, and what wonderful heart you have. We look forward to following the story of Ash in his new home.

Siku Marie, White Dog said...

Thanks for being part of the "railroad" that got the sweet little one to hi loving forever home! You are very special to volunteer.

Khyra And Sometimes Her Mom said...

Ah yes!

McD's! What would we do without them fur many of our transports!

Thanks fur dashing Ash!

Hugz&Khysses,
Khyra

The Creek Cats said...

Such a wonderful adventure!! We are so happy Ash has a wonderful home. Thanks so much for helping out with the transport!

BeadedTail said...

It's so wonderful that you were a part of Ash getting to his furever family! What a precious thing to do for him!

Max the Quilt Cat said...

We never forget those who rescue and care for us ... You will never be forgotten by Ash.

pawhugs... Max

Gracie =^o.o^= and Hugo said...

Just checking to make sure that you all got home OK after the Halloween party. We will have to do this again soon. Thanks for coming.

I hope your mommie is getting over being sad that Ash left. Your mommie is one super lady!

Fin said...

How great of you to help Ash's journey!

Rene said...

What an exciting trip! Ash looks like such a sweetie and is such a handsome boy. Thank you for helping with this happy homecoming.