For a long time now I have wanted to tell you about Kille, my faithful and loyal little man, also known as Mr Cat. At the high age of 18 years and a few months last January, exactly Jan 7th, I had to take him to the vet and he was put asleep. Now he is resting next to his dog companions Miina, Milla and Kukka. As much as I have wanted to tell you about this, it would have been so sad post that I have postponed it. He has been missed. For months I always expected to see him in the morning when coming downstairs, but not just me, Ruusu has missed him too. Kille had just lost Miina (our old black Labrador), who was his dear friend when Ruusu came to us. Ruusu was poorly for the first months of her life, we made frequent visits to the vet and I was very worried of her, but so was Mr Cat. He adopted her.
Ruusu is a cat-dog, in a way people are cat-persons or dog-persons. For some time now, she has told me that she would very much love to have a cat again (I am not sure if she had the cat, or if Mr Cat had a dog). She did not put it quite so bluntly, but this is what she meant. We have talked about it a lot and have wanted to take all this time to consider this carefully. I have explained to her, that he might not be like Kille at all. And once he comes, he is a baby and she would need to take care of him, very much the same way, Kille took care of her when she was a baby. And she would need to share all the love, all her toys with the new little cat. She would need to let him be the center of attention and she would need to learn to wait for her turn. She insists that she understands this, but you all know how it is when new pets come. Children are always eager at first...
Anyway, we finally came to a mutual understanding and we (her and me) are getting a new kitten.(Photo courtesy of Lotta Ovaska)
This is how he (platinum Burmese) looks now, he was born November 19th and he comes to live with us in the end of February. Doesn't he look lovable?
We cannot wait.
Wool with you,
(Ok, so next time: knitting!)