Location: Easton, Massachusetts, USA
Almost five years ago, I was devasated, mourning the loss of my best cat-friend of twelve years, to cancer. I was in no hurry to “Replace” her..it seemed so callous.
But on a local forum, someone announced a litter for adoption. I decided to do an “Interview”.
I went to the lady’s house, and she brought out a basket of kittens. I announced, “I have an opening for a cat…Who wants to win the Lottery today?”
Out from the pack bounced a little gentleman in a tuxedo, who ran up my leg, onto my shoulder, and attempted to get into my shirt pocket. It turned out he was the one in the litter with perfect markings, so weeks later, when he was ready, it was to the vet for the checkup and shots, then home. I knew from the first he would be a great friend, hence his name. He took readily to leash training, and we have daily walks, to the amusement of joggers who pass by. Little did I know how the name would be prophetic..today he weighs 15 1/2 pounds, but is a LONG cat and sleek as a panther. We are best buddies, and inseparable.
Since then, many friends have told me, “It’s always best when the CAT chooses YOU”.
He has his own website, but has trouble typing. No thumbs, you know, so I help. It was written mostly for the nieces.
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