Our longtime cat, Giant Kitty, passed away a couple of months ago. She had a good, long life (15 years) and we miss her terribly. We’d decided that we would like still like to have a cat in the house, so we planned to get a rescue cat. Giant Kitty was about 3 years old when she was adopted, and our original plan was to get another adult. We were also open to getting a younger cat, as we thought it would be fun for Jacob to watch a kitten grow into adulthood.
We stopped at the Michigan Humane Society on Saturday and spent some time with the residents. There was a wealth of beautiful animals there, all waiting for loving homes. In the end, we went with Ziggy (née Trucker), whose personality was immediately apparent. He’s a 3-month-old domestic short hair mix. He spent the first few hours hiding behind and under things in my home office, but it didn’t take long for his social nature (and love of wiggly toys) to win out.
Why not? — What? — Why not? — Why should I not send it? — Why should I
not dispatch it? — Why not? — Strange! I don’t know why I shouldn’t —
Well, then — You will do me this favor. — Why not? — Why should you not
do it? — Why not? — Strange! I shall do the same for you, when you want
me to. Why not? Why should I not do it for you? Strange! Why not? —
I can’t think why not.
— Wolfgang Amadeus Mozart, from a letter to his cousin Maria,
“The Definitive Biography of PDQ Bach”, Peter Schickele