RDP Tuesday:  not a cat but a textbook.
After the last of my cats passed away a few years ago, I was thinking that maybe I should adopt a cat for me and Hamish.
Hamish had never been alone since I had brought him home as a puppy and I wasn’t sure how he would handle it. It turns out he had issues.
When I came home from work I found blankets  from my bed piled in front of the living room door- he also piled the blankets his cat brothers had used in the same spot. He had a hard time sleeping at night.
At about the time my cats would get up in the middle of the night Hamish would get up and look for them.
Then he would come back to bed and sit near the door and cry a little.
Hamish was experiencing textbook grief, wasn’t he? Anyway, that’s how I handled it.

Hamish, Micey and Darwin
Photo A.M. Moscoso

A.M. Moscoso

A.M. Moscoso

The thing of it is, I never went out and ‘got a cat’.

They always found their way to me and that must have been the way to do it because my cats all lived to be nearly 20 years old.

I think we were meant to be together.

So as of the moment, me and Hamish don’t have felines in our family and as hard as it is to live that way there’s something in me that says that’s ok.

For now.

Evergreen Washelli- Seattle, Washington Photo A.M. Moscoso

3 thoughts on “Soulmates

  1. So wonderful to hear about your cats and how they and Hammish got along and loved each other. I do think they grieve when a family member passes on. We had cats and dogs at the same time in the past, and they all were best of friends. <3

    • My cats that raised Hamish were raised by my dogs who passed on a year before. So they were really good with him. Firm but good. To this day you can trust Hamish around cats and small dogs. He’s careful and respectful of them. On top of that, he loves them to bits.

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