I have news! Mau is no longer our foster cat. After three months of fostering, we found him a loving home!
Drum roll please!
After seriously considering the commitment of another cat, Mau’s needs and happiness (he really loves Aaron), how he fit our home, and that he ultimately got along with Garrus and Charlie after an adjustment period, we decided to adopt him! We are officially a three cat household with an established clowder – and three foster fails (or would that be wins?)!
I wrote this anecdote one year ago. I want to continue sharing these stories about Boudicca and Nala as a way of remembering and celebrating their lives.
Whenever I come home, this is the reception I get:
Boudicca: *previously sound asleep the entire time I was gone, wakes up when I come in through the door* Mama! Mama! Why did you leave me? Mama! Love me, pet me, pick me up! Feed me! Is it lap time yet?
Me: No, Boudicca. It’s time to put away groceries.
Boudicca: Mama! Why are you not in your office? I’m quite concerned when you are in a different room than me. Is it lap time yet?
Me: *picks up 10 lb Slinky cat* Forgive me now?
Boudicca: Oh my person loves me. PURR. PURR. PURR. *goes googly and kneads in the air*
Two minutes later, Boudicca has passed out again. She has such a hard life, obviously.
Boudicca has still not realized that she is not a dog.