|This is Tag--my 8 (ish) year old majestic man.|
|This is his "sister" Zoey, a lovely lady and absolute sweetheart.|
He was brought in with a female cat, Zoey, when their owner went through a divorce and couldn't take them to her new apartment. Zoey was equally adorable, but slightly skittish. Although she hid behind a blanket most of the time, as soon as I opened her cage she came right over and rubbed up against me. She was part of the package. If I took one, I certainly wasn't leaving the other behind.
Fortunately, my husband knew it was fruitless to try to talk me out of this once my mind was made up. And after meeting them, and seeing them in the cages, he fell in love (or at least strong like, too). Even though we already have a 19 year old cat at home, these guys are so gentle that I hoped that they would blend seamlessly into the home.
It hasn't gone quite as smoothly as I'd hoped, but I still wouldn't change a thing. The new cats are loving the freedom of more space and sunlit windows and my old lady cat is... well...becoming very adept at ignoring the newcomers and scaring them off when they get too close.
There are so many beautiful animals stranded at shelters just waiting for their forever home. Please consider taking a furry friend into your life. It is the greatest gift that you can give....but you'll get so much more back than you could have imagined.
Wishing you a "purrfect" holiday season.