A true story.
Congratulations!! Hope to hear more cat stories. I have 2 old boys.
I love this!
Wonderful story. I know exactly your feeling on having to euthanize a beloved cat, having had to do it twice. And, yes, I will never shake my last eye exchange with either of them. I have been dealing with Long COVID for the last year and in the middle of it had to euthanize my adored Poppy (cancer). I swore never to get another cat but little more than a month later I adopted BooBoo from a shelter and it is another love story. There is something about a cat lying on you and purring that is as good as it gets.
The first article I ever read of yours was about Lili and that dreadful experience. I’ve been a fan of yours ever since.
Now My black cat story-
Last year I found a black kitten hiding in my garage and instantly fell in love, but I knew my Cat LEO wouldn’t appreciate a co- pilot, so I did what anyone else would do. After vaccinations and spaying, I delivered her to my ex (who was never a cat person) and asked if she could stay until I found a home for her. wink wink. One year later and I still receive pictures of her snoozing on her $300 cat tower. 😳
Ah, I love this. My cat is called Bill and us half Bengal, half ginger tom!
I had cats growing up (indoor/outdoor)...then had a dog in college. Then 16 years ago I got Blue Heeler puppy...I had Roxy for 15 years and 9 months...when she crossed over (the vet came to my house) I played Gregorian chant music, lit sage incense, it was a peaceful ‘transition’ and I didn’t feel sad until a day or so later when I felt her lack of presence in the house. A couple of weeks later I brought her ashes home and was sitting out in my backyard and a black & white ‘tuxedo’ cat walked around the corner of my house. It turned out to belong to someone and my neighbor was cat sitting the cat. The owner had no place to live and was couch surfing amongst friend’s houses, and couldn’t have the cat with her.
Needless to say I now have ‘Bubba the Cat’ (Bubby/ ‘Bubby-liscious’). He’s a total nut but I love him so. I do believe my dear sweet Roxy ‘sent’ him to me. Because I didn’t want another dog quite yet but missed the companionship of a pet.
(I’m a Libra Sun/Pisces Ascendent/ Gemini Moon!) 🙏🏼💗😻🐕😇
That was fantastic! Did you happen to read my Substack "A Supernatural Entity in Fur?" Zero is a Caduceus!
Bento showed up at the café I owned and operated in Waikiki and yes, he had a crooked tail and my immediate reaction was, "Bent? Oh!" It's been a while but I think that's how it went. The "bento" box lunch meme is legend.
Another cat in my life, Max, walked into my classroom while I was a teacher on Maui and sat down in my teacher's chair like Charles at his coronation. I think he just hung around through the day, and when school was over, I took him home.
My soul mate however, was a Siamese called Lap Chong aka Bebung who I got from the Maui HSPCA. I went there looking for a cat and happened to peek into the window of a door leading to a back room and saw him. It was love at first sight. He was my BFF, always wanted to be with me.
He disappeared one day, and a futile search lasting a couple of weeks, even posting notices at the HSPCA I got a call from someone saying they had seen a Siamese at a cat colony at Kanaha Beach which was 5 miles from where I lived. I immediately drove over, searched a bit, and there he was, up in a kiawe tree. Boy was he glad to see me. He jumped down and ran over. How did he get there? Since I lived on a dead end street with less than a dozen houses, I think a neighbor who hated cats or queers abducted him. This is one reason why I favor animals over humans, but on a case by case basis.
You won't be sorry after picking up your next furry friends. Although... if you're looking for undivided attention, you must know that litter mates always pay more attention to each other than to their humans. Just sayin.' I've been a one-familiar-at-a-time human ever since discovering that first-hand (and having it corroborated). If, however, you choose two non-litter mates to co-habitate with, they will compete for your attention! Enjoy. I look forward to reading about their personalities.
Every perfect thing, fratello!
I remember when you wrote about Lili - Jesus, it wasn't THAT many years ago (denial can be a friend).
Mazel mazel mazel tov. When I was working in Jerusalem someone told me that actually derived from 'good stars,' not sure how mazel veers into stars, but mazel tov, babes. The acquiring cat tunnel beckons here as well. If you ever need a top level real deal animal communicator / pet psychic I know someone (she does people too, but her metier is critters). Love this piece and love you.
Honored beyond words to have been immortalized in print. Thank you.
Wow. Talk about synchronicity, which often makes me wonder if there IS a god. My son, also an avid felineophile (which I just discovered is more accurately termed an ailurophile) is trying to persuade me that the newest version of ChatGP is as close to a god as we're ever going to get. But I suspect there's a Trickster of some immensely unknowable sort running the show. Your cat story seems to prove that - thanks for sharing it.
I loved this. And I’m so happy your inner cat dad woke back up. Meow
I hope you get One and Two…I had fun reading this🥰❤️👏🐈⬛🐈😻
"When the master is ready, the cat will appear.." I too have been attracting cat possibilities recently, though my current two might not take so kindly to an interloper so I hesitate. We adopted them 10 years ago, when our old cat was sick with diabetes and heart disease, and possibly heartbroken having lost his partner. The two female kittens perked up that old man cat and he lived another 5 years to romp with them. Unfortunately, one of the kittens bonded with him, instead of the humans in the house, so she has had a tough time renegotiating her relationships in his absence. She lives in my house, but won't let anyone near her except sometimes me, but she is beautiful and has a delightful purr..
This is already a classic. Lovely surprise.