We got a new cat.
After we had to put Savannah down, I was thinking we’d be a one-cat household for a while. Not forever – more cats = more happy, after all – but for a while. But as soon as it became abundantly clear that Nicodemus was lonely as hell,* we decided we’d get him a new friend sooner rather than later.
Sooner turned out to be the next day, pretty much. (I don’t like to dilly-dally.)
Nick, of course, is all “KID. There are protocols to follow. We do not just jump into this whole ‘friend’ thing. First I must snub you, then I must assert my dominance, then – HEY. Are you trying to lick me?”
And Maru is like “Hi. You’re funny. Let’s snuggle.”
*Nick is my baby and I seriously can’t stand to see him in distress. Also he is 14. 14 is young for a cat. SHUT UP.
**Other name possibilities included Astro, Matrix, Phantom (Ellison’s favorite), Coleco, Pixel, Asterix, Helvetica, and Ninja.