When we last left on in this series we had just lost our beloved Snittums and were alone for the first time in 26 years. And it hurt badly. We decided no more cats; we had a lot going on in our lives and just didn’t need a new kitten to break in.
My friend Cindy who owns Kitty City Rescue Foundation had other ideas. About 2 months later when I could finally go visit her at her facility to bring her some leftover cat food she immediately placed 2 balls of fur on either shoulder when I walked in the door. . . I was lost.
NO I said, absolutely not. We’re not going to get any cats soon, maybe later. “But, but who am I going to get to take these two babies they are brother and sister–we can’t separate them.” “And they’re almost 16 weeks old, no one will want them.” No I said. “But they were abandoned at a restaurant next to a vet’s office, they were in bad shape; she nursed them back to health and they’ve already been fixed and had their first series of vaccines.” No I said.
I had a picture taken so I could show my husband. That was on a Saturday morning; over the course of the rest of the day and Sunday morning I must have looked at that picture at least 25 times. They were sooo cute and sooo friendly; I couldn’t let them go homeless or get separated. The Jag agreed.
I called Cindy Sunday night. You win, we’ll take them.
I arranged to pick them up that Wednesday morning and the Jag went to pick them up some scratching posts and toys. When I arrived with the babies he had the living room all set up
They settled right in and immediately began playing with their new toys.
And scratching posts — that’s good, much better than the leather couch. And yes, they kept their claws.
The food created a minor issue in the beginning, they were addicted to Purina dry food. We had to go through a weening off process by mixing it with some grain free dry food and introducing them to raw food along with canned food.
They now eat raw food, canned wet food and dry grain free as an occasional treat. We want to keep them on their natural diet and at a healthy weight. They received no more vaccines nor will they. A personal decision we firmly believe in.
It didn’t take them long to settle in and feel right at home. The sweetest kids we’ve ever had.
Happy 1st birthday
Does “replacing” the pet you lost mean you love them less or they are so easily replaced? And I don’t think ‘replace’ is the correct word. When it comes to animals I believe there is room to love many over the course of your life. Look not to ‘replace’ for you cannot, they are all different and have their own unique personality. Snittums was irreplaceable; I had that cat for 19 years from age 34 to 53. We grew up together, we bonded we had a special relationship that is not duplicatable. There will never be another Snittums, another Bonnie or Clyde, Snickers or Rocky and they will always hold a place in my heart. I hope you enjoyed the series on our 7 “kids”. Look for more adventures to follow with. . .
. . . Samson
And Delilah. They just turned 2 years old on 4/23/15 and are our pride and joy!