Rachel is a lovely girl who loves animals. She's our sole candidate for watching Spike this summer. Spike is utterly comfortable with her, and she with him. Most impressive, she has a calm and sweet presence that Spike respected and warmed up to.
Rachel and her mom met me this morning at Starbucks. R's cat handbag was cute ("she's always loved pets," said her mom). God instills some of us with extraordinary care for animals. I think I've just met such a gifted one, and a mom who cherishes her daughter enough to let her pursue her passion.