I'm an animal person. I'm a cat person. Over the last few years, I've had to say goodbye to furry friends who had been by my side for almost twenty years. It's always hard to lose a pet, and you are never ready for when the time comes.
The last few months without pets have been terrible. There is this hole that exists and it never feels like it can be filled again.
I knew I wanted more kitty's, but the question was how long before I'm ready? And will I ever be? Yoshi and Gromit meant so much to me. Part of me feels like I'm betraying them somehow by bringing new pets into my life. It sounds silly, but they were family members and replacing them always feels so...weird.
So I'd like to welcome Jonesy and Migs. Jonesy is a little boy, and Migs is a little girl. It's the first time in my life when I've had a boy cat. I've always been around females. I'm curious to see how they differ from girl cats.
Jonesy is named from the cat in Alien. Migs is named from a Russian aircraft. (It's kinda a run-on gag between Sara and I that started the first time we watched "Air Force One" together. Then, other movies started talking about Migs, and it was just kinda funny and at some point it became her name.)
We got these little furballs in November 2015 from a place called Darbster Kitty. They rescue kittens from Florida (there aren't any "no-kill" shelters down there) and fly them to Manchester NH where they have an office. They came complete with all shots and having been fixed. The donation was very reasonable. They aren't from the same litter, but I think they have same father. They were born a week apart. Migs seems to be pure abyssinian, while Jonesy is a mix of abyssinian and tabby. Jonesy is a little rounder in the belly and face. Migs is sleek, and as her personality develops, she lives up to her name; always darting around quickly, very active, always causing trouble. Sara's plants can attest to that. Jonesy is a little love bug; always wanting to be held like a baby and having his belly rubbed. It was love at first sight for me with these guys.
So welcome to my life, Jonesy and Migs. I wish you guys knew Yoshi and Gromit. But I know that Yoshi and Gromit would want me to find new little furballs that I can love just as much as I did them, and give two little kitties just as good of a pampered life as they lived. I'm very excited for the next 20 years of fun and fur.