Oh, Friends! It happened! My mission has begun!
I tried so hard to stay awake, so that I would know the moment New-Mama got here, but I just couldn't.
My siblings and I were in a snooze pile in our box when NannyGwen reached in. "Here they are," she said. "They are hard to tell apart ..."
Then she picked up one of my sisters. "So this is one of the girls," NannyGwen said, and then she set my sister down in a different box. Then she picked up my brother. "Ah, here's one of the boys."
But wait! That's my mama, NannyGwen! Not his!
I tried really hard to see NewMama, but I couldn't see up and out of the box. But then NannyGwen picked me up and placed me beside my brother, in New-Mama's arms.
Friends, it was so soft and warm there. I knew right away that I was home.
It's okay, I tried to tell her. We know how to do this.
A few moments later, my brother, New-Mama, and I were sitting together on the couch. My brother took a long look at me. It was time.
Goodbye and good luck, his eyes said.
I mewed my best wishes to him and snuggled in tighter, as my brother wriggled out of New-Mama's arms and walked away.
"It looks like you've been chosen," NannyGwen mused.
New-Mama reached a finger down and rubbed my cheek with her finger. "I think so," she said softly.
She knows! I thought. She knows I'm the one meant for her! And then I relaxed even more.
Tom-Dad came and checked to make sure I was okay. New-Mama told us that my name would be Bronson, which NannyGwen liked very much.
Then we all went back to the room that used to be home. Inky-Mom came and said goodbye. I mewed goodbye to all of my siblings -- because I was the first one to leave ...
... and then New-Mama locked me in a jail box!
I don't remember this being part of the plan!