Mum said that when you lose a friend, you shouldn’t just rush out and get a new one. At the time, my feelings needed a replacement but after many months of grief, I am starting to understand that it’s not the best thing to do in Squiggles’ honor… even if I’m feeling a bit lonely. It’s been nearly 6 months, and Mum spotted a cat-in-need on NextDoor. This was the post:
Well, out came the scary vet-visit box and a few blankets and off we went! By this time, the cat had been taken in to foster care. Mum was amazed how many individuals foster cats in Los Angeles – she said they are very great people. When we arrived, we were expecting to take the male cat straight home with us but there turned out to be an issue:
He had made a friend and his new friend didn’t want him to leave without her! Unfortunately, we only had room for one cat so they were separated. It was heartbreaking and unfair. I was so happy to have a new friend but I couldn’t help but feel some sadness.
He came with the name Leo but we don’t think he really is a Leo so we’ll be thinking of new names as we get to know him. He settled in very quickly but I still wondered if he missed his friend… so we went back and adopted the kitten too. Of course we did! Were you worried? What kind of monsters do you think we are!
I have to wait a few days to meet them whisker to whisker – I’m supposed to get used to their smell first. They are a bit smelly… but you can see the two furry friends settling in: