Friday, 28 January 2011
Making new friends
As some readers will know, up until just over a year ago I shared my little flat with my little old lady cat, Miss Kitty. She had been with me for almost 17 years and therefore constitutes the longest relationship I've had, not including family. When she died I was devastated and really felt the loss of her. Many of my friends said I should get a new one to replace her, but I just wasn't ready. I knew I would be at some point, but not straight away.
And now it's happened. I'm ready. And I didn't even know I was.
I checked my phone on Tuesday morning to find a text from the cattery Miss Kitty used to stay at. The fabulous Gwen had been sending me the occasional text over the course of the past 12 months with cats needing re-homing that she thought might be right for me. As I said, up until now I hadn't been ready. But when I got Gwen's text on Tuesday - very cleverly complete with this photo - I knew I was. A quick visit on Thursday confirmed it, and then tonight I brought my new boy home.
Right now we're still getting used to each other but I think we're going to be the best of friends. As you'll see, he seems to approve of his new owner and at least he's stopped pacing round the flat for long enough to sit on my lap.
I promise to keep you posted but for just now I need to go. Someone thinks I should be paying him more attention - how very male!!
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