Sunday, September 13, 2015
It's a Boy! Introducing Rufus
Our home felt so lonely without a feline fur baby to love after we lost our Daisy. Tuesday found me in a deep funk and my wonderful husband said "Let's go and get you a kitty". We went to the Humane Society with the intention of getting a kitten. We played with one and looked at all the other kittens. They were so cute! I also looked at the adult cats and my heart just went out to this guy.
Rufus is a special needs kitty and has had a rough go of it. He was picked up as a stray and then adopted out to a family who sadly had to return him when they found out one of their children was deathly allergic to cats. Rufus came back to the shelter with "hot spots" and it was determined that he was allergic to plastic. Poor guy had to have a series of steroid shots to get that cleared up and was also put on a special diet. He was also found to have a slight heart murmur. All of this made it harder for him to find his forever home.
I could relate to Rufus. I played with him and fell in love with this curious, long and lanky boy. We filled out the paperwork and returned the next day to bring him home after he got his final steroid shot and vet check. Before we even made it out of town he had chewed his way out of the cardboard kitty carrier and spent the rest of the ride cuddled up on my lap.
Caesar and Rufus are slowly adjusting to one another with Rufus being the more aggressive one. Rufus had been exploring his new digs and was treated to a new kitty house and perch built by the wonder hubby. He has surprised us with how cuddly he can be at night. As soon as we go to bed, he is right there with us, snuggled up as close as he can get. During the day though, he is like a toddler, off and exploring but still staying close, making sure he knows where we are at all times. ;) We are really loving having him as part of our family.