This is Herman, the mouse. He used to be Atze’s sparring partner. Trapped in his du-box he was always good for a nice punch. But Atze is growing quickly thus she’s getting really bored of Herman. What she needed was another cat. A real one.
So we went to Feline Friends’ Cat Adoption Day today. Actually we just wanted to have a look first. But everyone who loves pets knows that it’s absolutely not possible to have a look and to leave without one of all those sad little sweeties.
There was Scotsman Hamish. Ginger male, affectionate, playful and confident. A little too confident for our taste. We didn’t want to bring a cat, which would dominate Atze. Then there was this little ugly tabby. We were told she was a bit shy. So we said “yes, that’s it” – and couldn’t believe how fast they got her out of her cage into a carrier and into our car. No tears, no good-bye.
Now she’s ours. And Atze’s. Atze is really excited about Feia (which is Portuguese and means “ugly” – thank you dear Kelly), which showed us again what an exceptional cat Atze is. She is not jealous, just sweet. Only Feia hisses at Atze because she’s still a little scared. And maybe it’s also her Arabic temperament.
Atze is and will always be our number one – that’s why we got her Feia, actually.
So cross your fingers and paws that Feia will feel comfortable and at home with Alex, Atze and me soon.