I have had a bit of a rough week. First came the difficulties with my goat Michael. Then my cat Fred went missing. Fred didn’t come home on Monday night and he STILL hasn’t come home. This is very unusual behavior for Fred because he is a cat that likes his comforts. We have neighbors that have also had a cat not come home and there are reports of a cougar in the area. So at this point we figured Fred wasn’t coming back.
I am devastated as Fred was my lap cat. After years and years of cats that were typical cats I finally had that one cat that would sit in my lap with me. He was super friendly and I just loved him. So losing Fred on top of having to lose Michael and I was just not a happy person.
Things have been tight around here moneywise so one less cat to feed was probably a good thing. My husband has never really cared for my cats. He always has said he loves me and tolerates the cats. And I have had a LOT of cats in our 28 years of marriage. I used to take in the strays that people would dump in our old neighborhood in New Jersey. It was a wildlife refuge and there were plenty of cats dumped. There were also more feral cats than could be counted. I used to trap the females and have them fixed. I think we built the Vet’s new office building.
I always complained that I have had cats of every color imaginable but never an orange cat. I have had black cats, white cats, grey cats, tabby cats and various combinations but never an orange cat.
Yesterday my husband had to go to Helena on business and was coming back through Missoula to pick up the paint for our house. (Hooray for that!) When he got home he handed me one of our cat carriers. At first I didn’t get it. But then it dawned on me…..and I started to cry.
He had stopped at the Humane Society in Missoula and he brought me home and orange kitten!
Isn’t he just the best?!
I will have better photos tomorrow on Pricilla’s blog. The light was bad last night as it was late when he got home. Plus the little thing just doesn’t sit still! I haven’t even figured out what to name him yet.
I love my husband.