I recently had to put down one of my cats. It happened so fast, crisis, emergency vet hospital, no good solution but the humane letting go to prevent further suffering.
I was left with one cat the litter mate of Toby II who I had to put down. They were extremely close and Thea would yawl and look for her brother. I thought about getting another cat briefly – certainly not very seriously.
Then my Mom talked me into going to “just look” at cats at her local pet shelter. My Mom is a big cat lover. She had just been thru a painful procedure at an emergency clinic. I thought looking at cats and petting some would cheer her up.
At the shelter most of the cats were listless and dull in their cages. A few kittens had some spark. I got to the last cage on the bottom and there was a little guy half asleep in the back of the cage.
I looked in and said “Hello”. immediately he opened his eyes revealing deep orange orbs. He jumped up and started pawing my hand thru the cage and rubbing against the bars.
“Take me” he insisted.
It was unexpected and unnerving with my recent loss so near in my mind. We left but I couldn’t stop thinking about him. He was young and male a good match for my Thea.
The next day I called up the webpage of the shelter and found him. Again his distinct orange eyes made the picture. I showed my boss (another cat lover) and soon we were on the road headed to get him.
He came with some problems, big bite on back now a healing set of scabs, mites, bag of bones and soon to find out a fearless, wild child / devil personality. It is a understatement to say my household is adjusting.
He was a perfect candidate to try out my evolving video skills on…