Friday, February 27, 2009

The L Word

I think I may have fallen in love today. His name is Nick, and I met him when I went out for lunch. He’s a pretty big guy, he’s got reddish hair and golden brown eyes, and he seems very sweet. I’ve been thinking about him all afternoon. This is Nick:
Well, it's not really Nick because the adoption website didn't have an actual picture of him, but this is what he looks like except he has less of a green and more of a golden color to his eyes than this cat.

When I go to PetSmart to get supplies for my bettas, I always look at the birds and the hamsters and guinea pigs. I also always go by the cat adoption area to play with them through the plexiglass with the feathers-on-a-stick toy they have lying there. However, I never have a problem leaving them behind. I never leave thinking, “Oh, I want another cat.” Today, though, this big guy was there. He was chillin’ like a villain, but he wasn’t so aloof that the feathers didn’t catch his fancy. There was just something about him that I liked. I squatted down on the floor and talked to him through the little holes at the bottom of the plexiglass. He talked back to me through the holes. I read his history card. His name is Nick. He’s an orange Maine Coon cat. He was returned to the rescue after being adopted before because he apparently “needed too much love”. He’s 1 ½ years old. He would prefer a stable, quiet home without other cats and dogs. Of course, he’s neutered and his shots are all up-to-date.

UGH! I don’t know what to do. I don’t know what to do. I’ve never thought of myself as a cat person, even though Monster and I lived together for 18 years. I swore that I would probably never get a cat again after Monster died, and not because I just wasn't ready. I just really am not a cat person. And I never wanted a male cat. But, do I want another cat? Am I just feeling sentimental about Monster? Or does Nick belong with me? Seems I’ve got a lot of thinking to do this weekend.

8 comments:

Jenners said...

If this cat is calling to you and you usually don't get affected, then I think there is a reason. I say get him. A little lovey furry friend never hurt anyone (well, except that chimpanzee -- did you hear about that? How crazy and creepy and sad. The lady had to stab him with a knife.) Anyway, totally got off track there ... I vote YES to cat.

Anonymous said...

Yep this cat is calling for you alright - cat person or not sounds like you both just "clicked" it happens like that and the next thing you know you have a furry friend :)

Kitten said...

As a cat person, Mel, take it from me: you don't choose cats. They choose you. And clearly, this guy has chosen you, wrapped himself around your heart. Get thee back to Petsmart and GET HIM!!!

Joyful said...

Go get your new cat!

A Woman Of No Importance said...

I miss my boy cats terribly - They were so loving and sweet - and he sounds just as beautiful - Imagine him being sent back to rescue because he was too vocal (probably - I've heard that one before) and too demanding of affection...

If he is still calling your name this afternoon, Mel, get back there - Fate (and he) have designed this opportunity to bring you feline friendship - Enjoy! x

Protege said...

Mel, please just go back there and bring Nick home with you.;)) Unless you alreday had.;))
He sounds adorable!! I think from what I know abut you, you ARE a cat person and having had a cat you know all there is to know.
I can not imagine my life without Batcat.;)
And I so do not get why people will get rid of a cat for the reasons you listed. Makes my blood boil.

Hope you have a great weekend.;))

everydaysies said...

Nick is beautiful! He may not be as happy with you when he smells Monster's scent around the house tho.

Be sure to keep lots of Benedryl on hand for your momma.

Heather said...

I'm SO not a cat person, but Nick (or this representation of Nick) is ADORABLE. It seems he has chosen you for some reason, so get that baby and bring him home!! :)