|Doofy cat in one of his rare calm moments|
Doofy has been a bachelor for far too long and he wanted a girlfriend really badly. I know because he told me so. My hubby didn't believe me but he has no idea the deep and long conversations that Doofy and I have late at night when he is gone at work. 😉 I have been begging, on Doofy's behalf of course, for us to bring another kitty into our home to love and to give Doofy the desire of his heart because that is what good parents of fur babies do right? Well hubby would not budge...nope, not doing it. "No more kitties" and he stuck to his guns that Doofy did not need a girlfriend. I waited, albeit not patiently for just the right time to bring the subject up again...my birthday maybe. Again, cruelly shot down. 😉 So I waited and got the little boys onboard...
Fast forward to two months ago. Chris and Heather sold their home and moved into a rental for about 2 years while they save more money and build a home on the lot they are buying. They have 3 cats and needed homes for them since they cannot have indoor kitties at their rental and if left outside, the cats would be easy prey for coyotes or possibly killed by the other very territorial cat that lives a house down from them. I offered to take in one of the cats. Hubby reluctantly agreed because a. he liked that cat and b. because it was family that was asking. As closing on the house got closer, they realized that they could not find a home for one of the other cats so Chris asked if we could take 2 of the cats. I held my breath and waited while I saw the look on my hubby's face... I fully expected him to say no but he surprised me and said yes we would. I was floored! The other cat that we also took is one they found as a stray kitten and that I had wanted before we even got Doofy. They kept her because the little boys fell in love and they found her on the day they had to give up one of their dogs who was not proving to be family friendly.
Midgey and Patches are now living with us for 2 years. I kept my promise to Doofy and with not just one but two girlfriends! The adjustment has not been easy though. The ladies kind of took over. Midgey is extremely affectionate and wants to sleep with Jeff and I. Doofy has been chased off the bed numerous times by her. My boy is not happy about that at all...he wants to sleep with mommy. They are finally getting to the point where they are able to share the bed as long as one sleeps on one side of me and the other stays on the opposite side. Patches will let the dog near her but if Doofy gets close he is met with growls and hisses. I think he was hoping for kisses, but she apparently likes to play really hard to get. I will give Doofy credit though, he does not give up easily and is determined to win them over. Meanwhile, I am making sure to give him lots of extra lovies and treats too along with his girlfriends. On a side note, these ladies are holding their own with Doofy and that is not a bad thing at all. I do keep a squirt bottle ready though, just in case things need to be "cooled down" a bit.