Last week, we re-homed a very large cat that we had rescued on her way to the pound last year. She was a nice cat. Loved to sit and cuddle, if you weren’t 3 or 8 and all over her. She liked the boys… when they were asleep. Slept on Mathias’ bed. Her name was Rosie – and it fit her… (think roly poly rosie posie )
She had a most annoying habit. Find an open door, go outside to eat grass, then come inside to puke it and hair upon my living room floor. Not the tile, oh, no, it was not a good resceptacle for hair balls. Only the carpet would do.
Rudy and I had both lost our patience with the cat’s habit, and with our floor looking like a tic-tack-toe game…
So, when the neighbor down the road had a sweet young cat show up, presumably thrown out by some poor sot who didn’t have the decency to find a good home for it, we soon realized this just might be a solution. Sugar is happy out of doors, wants attention, tolerates the youngest’s attempts at carting her around, and her only annoying habit is climbing the screens in the evening or morning seeking attention.
Thankfully, I was able to find Rosie a good home, with a vet who needs a declawed companion cat. As long as he grooms her, and doesn’t let her eat grass, I think they will get along great.
Aiden, was of course very sad to be re-homing his cat, even tho he barely spent time with her. He shed a few tears. After the sadness began to wear off, I told the boys that we would let Sugar come inside at night – to keep her from feeling the need for attention and climbing on our windows, to keep her safe from wild animals, and warm in the winter, and so that they could cuddle with her. They were quite excited about this prospect, and that night, Aiden asked me to let Sugar in. I did, put her on his bed, and they cuddled, and fell asleep…
I’ve a feeling my boys will end up in cat wars over who gets to cuddle with Sugar first… but for now, saying goodbye to Rosie has been successful, and Sugar has become part of the family (she spent part of that first night on my bed, and part of last night on Mathias’…)