Time to play some catch-up. Remember when Ivy died in June? Well, during her many vet visits, I had occasion to notice the orange tabby lounging in the Adopt This Cat cage in the waiting area. I noticed he was gregarious, playful, laid-back, and didn’t startle easily. And he did the same shoulder-roll-flop maneuver that Ivy did to get attention.
During an appointment when it was clear that Ivy was declining, I commented on him to Dr. S. “That’s a cool cat,” he said without hesitation. “If I didn’t have 3 cats at home, I’d have taken him already.” Hmmm.
I’ll admit, it took me awhile to bond with him. I felt guilty about “replacing” Ivy so quickly, but I didn’t want Eddy to get used to being an only cat, and he was solace for the kids. Besides that, he’s got the quirkiest personality I’ve ever encountered in a cat. Don’t get me wrong, he’s awesome. But he’s definitely got his own unique vibe. And except for his persistence in jumping on kitchen counters (which drives my mom nuts), he has integrated beautifully with our family. He’s fearless, relaxed, and tolerant — all excellent things when living with small children and big dogs. So, without further ado: picspam!