This might seem silly to someone who doesn't have pets - to me it is a blessing.
Two weeks ago or so we had to put down our beloved 19 year old tabby/white cat. We knew that she had had an exceptionally long life, but it was still incredibly hard to part with her. I miss her dear little face so much.
We have several other adult cats, but they were all feral for a time and very independent. They are sociable, but not loving lap cats like our beloved tabby/white.
On Friday my daughter called to say that her SIL had found a litter of four kittens on the berm/verge of the highway, obviously a dump job. I went to see them, and there was my dear tabby/white cat in miniature.
Of course I brought her home, and she has been regularly purring on our laps.
Poor baby - I took her to the vet for a checkup today, and he said that she isn't even six weeks old yet.
I know that she isn't my sweet old girl, but having her look almost the same is so very comforting. It's nice to have a bit of a baby to care for, too.
Aww! Cat Central knew you had a space available and found you a little one that needed love.
It does seem like it was meant, doesn't it. We were away for several days last week, and Friday was the first day that we could have gotten another cat. Or maybe I should say, a teeny little critter who appears to have feline DNA, and purrs.
The person who found the roadside litter posted the thing on facebook, and all of the babies have homes now.
I think that the advertisers who came up with the "multi-cat household," and "another roommate" themes have done a real service for the homeless cats. They've made the concept of having a pride of housecats out to be fun and trendy, and I bet that a lot of people have adopted an extra cat or two after being subtly indoctrinated by the fun commercials.