Many of you know that last February, I lost one of the loves of my life, when Scruffy Gray headed to kitty heaven. Scruffers’ departure left a huge hole in my heart and a vacancy in my home office. Giuseppe our Maine coon is still with us and while he is great at getting me up in the morning for work, he pretty much leaves me on my own from there (until at least supper time)! After many months of my wife encouraging me to get a new office assistant and playmate for Giuseppe, we headed to NOAH to adopt a kitty that had caught my (cat) fancy on the internet. While I am like most nutty animal people and find almost all cats and dogs cute-this little tortoise-shell Manx kitty named Mazie immediately tugged at my heart.
After much contemplation, my wife dragged me to NOAH in late September to adopt this adorable 8-year-old cat. Why nobody adopted her before us during her seven month shelter stay is beyond us. She is the most affectionate cat I know. She’s docile, well-tempered and can’t get enough human affection. She sleeps with us usually between our pillows, between us, or under the sheets! Then she joins me in the morning for a one to two-hour read in which afterward she is usually on my lap or Heather’s lap or chair for the duration of the work day. She will then join one of us for our afternoon nap and then back to accompany us at the computer. After her dinner, it’s back on my lap for another good read. I do believe that this cat has the loudest and most continuous purring of any feline. We feel blessed to have this little bundle of furry love in our lives and know that Scruffers guided her to us. Only you crazy cat and dog people out there get that! The world needs more furry love! What do you think? How have your special furry friends enhanced your life?