No, this isn’t a plea to go out and adopt a kitty. This is what happens when a cat decides to adopt YOU! So happens this furry bundle (a stray) was hit by a car on Saturday in my son’s neighborhood, and guess who got the call? They were convinced he was severely injured and needed to go to the Emergency Vet, etc.–of course, I zoomed over. (That’s what ‘moms/nonnis’ do, right?) Once I got everyone to stand back in case he lashed out, I opened the box and carefully peeped in to see what we were dealing with. One look and I knew I was in BIG trouble. He looked up at me, our eyes locked, and he said, “You are my keeper. Take me home–NOW.”
So, after a Vet ER visit (I talked them into doing an exam for free…I know, that doesn’t happen), a few days of pampered R&R; $200 or so worth of cat supplies; $100+ for vaccinations, etc., he’s decided he’s officially adopted us. Now all I need to do is get him neutered…and fast! But he’s absolutely fit into the family, and we already feel like he’s been here forever. Funny how animals choose us like that…no accident, that’s for sure. (We named him Maxwell, but he prefers Max)
Okay, so not everyone in the family has been adopted so readily by Max–this whirling dirvish is going to need a little more time to convince Max that his kitty body parts will be intact after Riley visits him. And Riley pretty much looks like this a good part of the time….can you say ‘high-energy’?!?