You see, it's been six months since our gorgeous old Jarmie left and Max was lonely. A work colleague volunteers at the local Animal Protection Society and she has been taking to me for ages and ages about fostering a cat (plus the beautiful Kristin from Wanderlust) has been sharing so many photos of the different beautiful cats she has been fostering on facebook that we finally did it.
We decided not to foster but to adopt. I went along thinking I was going to bring home a ginger tabby, I have been craving a ginger tabby for ages and yes there were a couple of beautiful boys there but they were just too large for Max. Max is a small cat and I didn't want the new cat to overpower him in size.
There were also some beautiful tortoiseshell cats that I loved but none of them connected with hubby and me.
So after more than an hour of siting with, touching, watching many, many, many cats, I was starting to despair that we would find a companion for Max.
Then I happend to walk into the last large room that the cats could sleep in, it was mostly empty but I suddenly spied a little silver tabby, curled up asleep on a tower. Now I didn't want another grey/silver tabby as that's what Max is, but there was something about this little sleeping bundle that drew me over to him. I gently touched his foot and one eye opened and then he started to purr. The loudest purr I have ever heard. He jumped up and virtually landed in my arms, put his head on my shoulder and looked at me with his large eyes and that was it. He was ours. He bought tears to my eyes and I walked out and said to hubby, it's this one. And he had a little tear as well and said yep, that's the one!
I'm sure the volunteers thought we were strange, but there is something about this little cat that reminds me of Jarmie. The fact he was born only days after Jarmie left this earth has me wondering about the possibilities of a little bit of Jarmie being there within his soul. I know, I'm weird!!
He is going to be a big lanky cat, he's got big feet and long legs and the longest, longest tail you have ever seen. But he is just the right fit, small enough now for Max to be the boss, but with enough spirit that he won't let Max dominate him and eventually be big enough to stand up to Max if he needs to.
We pondered over a name for days. He has an M on his forehead just like Max, so I wanted an M name. Lots of facebook friends and family came up with suggestions and we nearly settled on Milo, but for personal reasons decided that wasn't the right name. So we officially registered him at our vet today as Montgomery C Cat.
He and Max have taken a day or two to bond, Max being a little put out, and Monty not really caring if Max hissed at him once or twice. Monty has an extremely laid back attitude to life and is the perfect spoil for over sensitive Max.
It's nice to come home and find the two boys waiting for us now, to see them playing chasey down the hall and around the corner down the other hall. To hear Monty's loud purr every time you pick him up or touch him. I'm waiting for the day when I find them curled up together on a bed or a chair, then I will know that the bond is complete.
Thanks Monty for choosing us, we feel very priviledged to have you in our home.
Thanks for popping by xxx