As well as Cat Ownership.
We have had Specialist Doctor Visits to contend with. These bore news. Slightly positive. Rather a lot of Bad.
We have had a Visitor from Another Country.
Since this Visitor named her first born after me~ the Given name I rather dislike~ deference and respect have been accorded, as is only fitting.
I was delighted to see photographs of the beautiful children, two gorgeous little girls, progeny of my namesake.
My Friend and I shared many laughs and reminiscences from the past 45 years of our acquaintance.
Gom was entertained and delighted by the visit from this lovely friend~ who once advised me not to marry Gom!! She is now one of his favourite guests and friends.
During this period, I met the Cat of my Dreams. He is gorgeous, slightly Ginger and so beautiful, I fell instantly in love with him.
I was scolded, and scorned, when I first met him.
Not by the Cat, I hasten to say. He greeted me with joy & positive love!
I was told I do not 'need' a cat. Gom loudly declared this fact.
In fact, he has told me he is leaving home, should I get this cat!
(I have a fear of what will happen. The Cat will become his Greatest Love and Fan, and I will be out in the Cold, once again.)
As I stood and communed with this gorgeous cat boy, I was repeatedly told he was "Not for Me!"
I thought about him over the past three days, picturing his lovely face, hearing his voice. I decided if he was still available today, he was mine, and he was meant to be mine.
I collected my daughter and Grandson, & went to get my gorgeous Cat Boy. ( I have a name for him, but do not want to 'jinx' my ownership.)
Imagine my horror, on finding his cage empty.
Imagine my joy, on finding he is still for sale.
However he was unobtainable today.
Tomorrow will be the day he will be able to be collected.
He was 'adopted', but the elderly cat-in-residence could not bear his prescence. So, he was returned.
Poor little Boy.
My daughter has agreed to come with me tomorrow to collect him.
She agrees with me. Life is Bl**dy Short.
Gom sits innocently unaware of our new family member's impending arrival. haha.
I have had travels, and many laughs over the past few days.
I will probably post some of those glimpses of the human condition, over the next few days.
David Gray, Be Mine.