It was devastating to come home after a milonga late at night and have no kitties waiting for us at the door. Sometimes we would forget that we had no more cats and we would open the door thinking he was still waiting patiently in his usual spot for us.
Man Yung didn't want to adopt any more cats. He complained it was too much work to clean and care for cats, and he was getting older and too tired to deal with another cat. And we can't travel guilt-free if we have pets at home.
Actually I think he was most afraid of having to go through the grief of losing another cat.
I knew we had to adopt another cat. There are so many cats in shelters waiting for their forever homes. Having a cat is beneficial to mental and physical health and we would be doing a good deed.
And a home doesn't feel like a home unless we have a cat.
After much debate, we went to the shelter and adopted a feisty tiny two year old Tortie. She had been found abandoned with her litter of kittens. We don't know what happened to the kittens (the shelter wouldn't tell us) but when we got back to our condo, Mrs. B jumped out of the carrier and made herself home right away like it was destiny.
It's been only four weeks but it feels like we have had Mrs. B forever already!
Man Yung with Mrs. B, wearing his brand new
Alice Starmore Kinsale fishermen's sweater that I knitted for him.
It is a huge bonus that Mrs. B lets him carry her around like she was a baby :-)
Mrs. B doesn't Tango she doesn't know what the fuss is all about. No partner is good enough for her! Joking aside, she can only be the sole cat in a house because she is very territorial and she attacks other cats. She is great with people though. A complete cuddle bug who purrs up a storm.
Mrs. B may not want to Tango (with other cats), but loving and caring for her and all of our original kitties IMHO made us better dancers. And better people (hopefully). There's nothing more wonderful than to infuse our dancing with all the (kitty cat) love in our hearts.
Just look at that sweet face!