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2009 Rescue Kerries Placed: Kelly

 

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Rescue Coordinator: Marian Moses

A little more than three weeks ago (early September 2009), Eileen Andrade alerted me to a female Kerry in Walnut Creek, CA, in need of a home. McKayla, now Kelly, was in need of re-homing due to a home foreclosure and was signed over to KBT Rescue.

As luck would have it, I was holding an approved application from July 26th, 2009. I was very surprised when the application came in, as the address happened to be less than a half mile from me.

After doing a home visit and determining that these folks would provide a loving home for this Kerry, along with their farm-load of cats, an ostrich, guinea fowls, chickens, roosters, turkeys, geese, and 6 parrots, I approved the application and set it aside until a good match came along, which came with Eileen's phone call.

 
 
 
     
Kelly sees her new mom for the first time.            Getting to know each other. 

On Saturday, adoptive mom Chris Kees and I drove from the Reno area to meet Eileen and Kerry Kelly, named for Chris' grandmother, in Auburn California. Chris and I were both so excited, waiting for the arrival of this little girl. The two of us were like little children at Christmas, looking into the crate that held Kelly.
 
 
The first walk with Kelly's new mom.
When the crate was opened, a tentative Kelly looked out at her new mom. It didn't take long for her to jump from the crate and begin making friends and exploring. One the ride home to Reno Kelly was the perfect passenger. Upon arrival at her new home she explored her surroundings with gusto and took immediately to her new dad, Mike. She showed a healthy curiosity about all of the other animals, but NO aggression, even toward the chickens, baby chicks, and cats. By the next day, her new mom called me very excited. Kelly had fallen asleep in bed with two cats curled-up with her.
 
Kelly with her new parents.

Below is the note that Chris Kees wrote to Linda Grisley.

I WAS CONTACTED BY MARIAN AND I HAVE MY NEW BABY AS I TYPE. HER NAME WAS MAKAYLA, BUT I NAMED HER KELLY AFTER MY GRANDMA. SHE IS A TOTAL LOVE! AND SHE GETS ALONG WITH CATS, DOESN'T EVEN NOTICE THE PARROTS, SLEEPS ON THE BED WITH US AND THE CATS AND IS WELCOME TO DO SO. SHE LIKES TO WALK, MINDS VERY WELL, AND I HAVEN'T FOUND FAULT ONE YET. SHE ISN'T SURE ABOUT POTTY CORRECTNESS, HAVING BEEN ALONE FOR SO LONG, BUT SO WHAT. I HAVE BEEN RESCUING ANIMALS FOR SO LONG THERE IS NO CARPETS TO WORRY ABOUT. WE WENT TO HARDWOOD LONG AGO. I AM SO PLEASED TO GET HER SO SOON! I WAS AFRAID IT WOULD TAKE MONTHS! AND IT IS THE PERFECT BIRTHDAY PRESENT! WE CAN'T THANK YOUR GROUP ENOUGH!!
CHRIS AND MIKE KEES.

This little girl has found a forever home with two wonderful people and a menagerie of other beautiful animals. Chris and Mike have a beautiful Kerry girl, and I scored a beautiful ostrich egg from the Kees ostrich.
Marian Moses

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