Tuesday, February 19, 2008

Five Plates

This morning I put out five plates for breakfast. That just feels wrong, after months and months of six. Gigi left us for a new home last night.

Now, don't get me wrong. Mostly I am very happy for Gigi and her new family, and it was my idea, anyway. We got a note looking for a perfect girlfriend for Oliver, an 8 year-old gray-and-white Meezer who recently lost his best (but older) girlfriend Abby (the tabby <g>). They were cuddlers, and he has been very lonely, all curled up by himself. He has two younger, bonded kitty "brothers" and two beagles, too, but they're just not the same. Well, I have been keeping my eye out for a lonely male for Gigi, who clearly missed her brothers and had been driving John crazy with her clinginess.

I sent these pictures to Oliver's Mom, and she came over to meet Gigi. Who could not love Gigi? So Gigi went home with her, and is reported to have spent most of the night in the closet, but to be purring and seeking attention this morning. I can't wait for the day when I get the report that she and Oliver have curled up for a snooze. But of course, we can't help missing her.

It always amazes me how a cat more or less really changes the dynamics of the group. Last night, instead of contorting myself like a pretzel to find room to sleep in my own bed, I was initially alone. I hadn't realized that Gigi was always the first one to bed, usually before me. Seri and Sharae eventually joined me, but Cricket boycotted so there was plenty of room.

Later this morning I was sitting at the computer and heard Seri making little purr grunts as she played with Madeleine, a little wrestling and chasing the ball together. You must understand, Madeleine never plays with anybody, though she has been hanging out on the bathroom counter while Seri curls up in the sink. D- says she is trying to act extra special so that she is not the next one to go!

I do wonder what they think, but I'm also confident that every cat adjusts well to a loving home. I'm looking forward to hearing Gigi stories as she adjusts to hers.

1 comment:

Katie said...

I wish her the best of luck! I know she went to a great home. I look forward to hearing how she's doing. The photos you posted of her are great.