never comes complete circle. Having 3 cats has had its challenges, but the love and comfort and humor they bring to our lives makes the expense and the sharing of the bed well worth it.
I have set my limit at 3. Ive been tempted during the past 3 years to take in another one. But I have respected the limit I have set for myself. I found homes for 2 very tempting felines and have seen a few be taken to a shelter in hopes of finding a fur-ever home or to a friendly farmer's barn for mousing...It truly has not been an issue...until Gibbs.
This little guy blended right in to our feline "family". I was seeing glimpses of him, thinking he was one of my 3, until one day I realized there was actually a 4th out there. He was very frightened and hid beneath the porch. When I saw him sitting out in the rain, I knew he was stray and most likely hungry. I began leaving a bowl of water and food out for him and each morning the bowl was licked clean.
After several days of putting a full dish of food at his hiding place entrance, he decided to emerge and say hello. Still a bit skittish, but very thankful for the food I was bringing..it was the beginning of my new love affair with Leroy Jethro Gibbs, my gray haired - blue eyed, handsome man. This kitty must have belonged to a family. He is so tame and loves people once he knows he can trust them. He's a lap cat and has the most comforting purr.
He's had his "visit" to the vet, so he cant become a daddy and he has had his shots, worming and flea medication, so he's set!
He isn't allowed in the house, but he has a cozy bed on the front porch. He loves to be held, brushed and follows me around the yard like a shadow!
For now, I will make frequent "dates" with my buddy. I take a cup of tea and a book and sit with him. A good excuse to take time out of my day and relax with a cat. You should try it. Proof positive that a cat brings down your blood pressure!
3 months ago