CAT #1 -- Gingersnap
A tuxie male
Cat #2 Tabitha
(A chocolate Tortie)
(a little blurry because she wouldn't look at the camera. She knew the flash was coming)
Cat #3 -- Fluffy -- shakes hands and gives high fives.
(Looks like a snowshoe but doesn't have the blue eyes)
These three cats have been in the shelter in the community room together for more than two months. It's a big room with climbing furniture and toys and lots of comfy beds.
NOW HERE IS THE BIG NEWS!!
I have been planning to adopt a cat pretty soon, but I wanted --
a) A female.
b) A black one because people don't adopt black cats (Silly superstition).
c) It would have to be about a year old.
However, you know what they say about the best laid plans...!
So I adopted one of the three above.
GUESS WHICH ONE...???...and why?
I have been visiting these three cats (and others) twice a week for several months. While doing this, one of them really impressed me, but I kept thinking , no, he doesn't fulfill my requirements, I'll just keep waiting.
So I waited, and waited and meanwhile, that cat kept working on me!
So on Wednesday I decided to take the plunge, not because I couldn't wait any longer but because this cat was so sweet-tempered and affectionate that I thought it would be foolish to pass him up when I might not find another one with just the right temperament. Lots of cats come and go at the shelter and most of them would make excellent pets, but I was looking for something special. It's hard to say what exactly. I was looking for some kind of connection and especially one that would look right in my eyes, showing that he was responsive to humans rather than just other cats. But I have only seen about five cats all year that have this sweet, compliant temperament and we have 50 or more cats there at any one time.
SO WHICH ONE DID I PICK?
NOW KNOWN AS 'SCRUFFY'.
He really isn't scruffy but 'Fluffy' is such an unimaginative name and it was my husband with his typical British humor who suggested 'Scruffy'. He felt it suited the cat's masculinity better!
We have had 'Scruffy' three days now and he is the most affectionate -- without being demanding -- cat that I have ever had.
More about Scruffy later, as some of you might be bored with cats.