There are moments in your life when you see something you like, love, and decide that you just have to have the thing you see. Falling in love can be like that. It’s happened to me before; the hot clerk at my first job, watching Chris Hemsworth in THOR, holding my boys in my arms just seconds after they were born. And I can never forget the moment my husband sat beside me for the first time ever. We were just ten at the time. LOL
But there is another man in my life now. A very demanding fellow actually. If it wasn’t for his habit of literally falling at my feet, frequently on them, I might not love Morpheus as much as I do.
All right, who am I kidding? It was love at first sight when I saw this big boy chillin’ behind bars at the local RSPCA. Can you imagine every giving up this beautiful boy?
He’s quiet, housetrained (although he likes to get up onto tables out of any drafts which annoys everyone in the house), he doesn’t claw furniture or scratch up the kids. It amazed me then, and especially now, that someone actually gave such a sweet cat away.
I knew the moment I saw him that I’d take him back to my place. He was four when we found him, and in that age bracket where he had only a short stint on the kitty counter before they made a serious decision about his life expectancy.
Not everyone likes cats, however, as evidenced by what a mean neighbor of mine did to him last year (see below). Couldn’t find out who, unfortunately. I remember looking out the kitchen window and then turning to my son to check: "The cat IS pink isn't he?" Thankfully it eventually washed/wore off. Doesn’t he look unhappy and un-pretty in pink?
In Australia, the RSPCA is working for a world in which no animal fit to be re-homed (adopted) is put to sleep. I’m pretty glad to have done my part. Adopted mature pets can make your life so much richer. Morpheus has been a constant surprise; I never know when he’s going to trip me up, or fall on my feet.
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