Saturday, May 23, 2009

On a cold windy, wet winters day...

Am I lazy or am I too busy? Neither really! Oh and there is a twist in the tale ... I had to give up Miss Ashes. Yeah I was kinda torn between keeping her or searching for her owner.   I would have hate having her only to surrender her later to her real owner.   She had a microchip so there was no way of bypassing that. :)  Too make a very long story short, I found her owner.  She lived close by and had her only for two days when she went missing.  She was so relieved that "Lizzy" was well and alive she couldn't thank me more.  To her it was okay for Lizzy to visit us every now and again... but you know and I know it doesn't work that way. :)  Cats live where they feel loved and safe, not that this wasn't the case.  I think she was just lonely as her owner works from very early till late every day. Lizzy was to be kept indoors for at least three weeks so she knows where her home is. Well needless to say, she was there for one night and came right back to us.  

I thought I would suggest to her that we go to the Animal Welfare League together so we could choose her a new cat... since she only had Lizzy for two days and hadn't bonded with her.  But that idea wasn't a good one. I respected her decision and made plans to adopt myself.  First I looked on the Internet which cat was most appealing to me.. lol! Then I'd go and then see for myself which cat 'bonds' with me.

It so happens that the one I chose wasn't the most affectionate one.  I needed a cat whom I could smother with love! Soooo selfish of me....! I decided to go back and spend more time with all of them.  That way I would find the one which is suited for us.

Last Wednesday in the midst of heavy rain JJ and I went to the shelter.  I went into the enclosure and could not make up my mind so I called for one of the Volunteers working there.  I asked which of these beautiful cats needed love the most... and guess what?  She showed me one hiding under the thick bedding that just came in that day.  He was fostered by on of the Volunteers and was only 8 months old.  His name was Gramps... short for Grandpa.  LOL

When I picked him up he instantaneously started purring and I knew he was the one! He is so adorable! So affectionate and cute!  He talks back and when you call him he simply runs towards you like he hasn't seen you all day!  JJ is taken well with him too! Gramps sits on his lap and even cuddles up on him.  Well he is just what the "doctor" ordered! 

On another note: I have decided to start another blog recalling my experience I had having and loosing my baby boy.  I will post it on his birthday June 10th.  I am thinking of doing it pseudonym, what's your thoughts on that? It is hard but I feel it will bring me complete closure and healing altogether.  I think I have had it in my subconscious mind for too long and when I share it, it might just help. Like I have said before: I am not a person who wears my heart of my sleeve.  I can't say why but all  know that my heart has to follow through.  Meantime meet Gramps.... :)


  1. Well, I hope Miss Ashes is happy...ugh, I hate people who don't pay enough attention to their pets.

    Gramps is cute, and it sounds like he will blend into your family just right :)

    I think its great that you're considering doing a blog for your baby. You do whatever you feel comfortable with, but I know that blogging about Lily has been very therapuetic for me. I'll be there for whatever you decide~

  2. Hy is so pragtig. Ek dink hy is die gelukkigste kat in die wereld om so 'n goeie "ma" te kry. Geniet hom elke oomblik!!