When I woke up this morning, I realized there was a small, stuffed, toy mouse next to me. Not just any mouse mind you but my cat Zeus’s favorite toy, affectionately known as Mousey. I’ve had a cold and sinus infection the past week and have been coughing a lot in the night. This was his offering to help me feel better, and it did as it put a smile on my face and love in my heart.
|Zeus and Mousey|
This little mouse has a bit of history. We adopted our cats Sophie and Zeus from Wayside Waifs, an animal rescue center, four years ago this month. This toy came with them from the rescue center and has always been a favorite.
Sophie and Zeus were four years old this past November and are brother and sister. Tom and I have always been cat people and when our last two cats passed, we had simply not been able to adjust to life without cats. Tom had a dream that we adopted two cats and one was named Zeus. He described this kitten to me and I could not get it out of my mind. Finally, we decided to go to the rescue center and look. Sure enough we saw a couple of eight-week-old kittens that looked just like the cat in his dream. Yes, the rest is history. They are most definitely part of our family. We have had many cats and each one has a distinct personality. These two are no different and each one is special in it’s own way.
|Sophie and Zeus|
“A cat has absolute emotional honesty: human beings, for one reason or another, may hide their feelings, but a cat does not.” – Ernest Hemingway