13 and he was perfect. He liked to cuddle...always liked to cuddle. He could be noisy but he knew when to lay off. He always used his litter box unless he was sick. He was so loving. I could always tell he missed me when I was gone. When cats are dying they know it and they try to hide form their owners. It's not uncommon for a cat owner to find their cat dead under a couch or outside. But when Buku tried to run from me (the last time he walked at all) I laid down beside him and stayed there...and then he got upset every time I left and would try to curl up around the nearest thing that smelled like me. I've never seen a cat be that loving.
Yeah, I did but I don't like him as much. This girl I work with knew my cat died and she kept harassing me saying she was going to get rid of her cat and dump him in the pound if no one took him and he'd be put down when I could be giving him a new home, ect. She kept guilting me until finally she asked me to take him for three days just so she could move and find someone else to take him I wound up keeping him as I should have known I would because of course she wasn't looking for anyone else.
I wanted a kitten...a cat that would grow up with me, learn how I was, have no trouble adjusting, and that I would get to enjoy in the cute kitten stage. Instead I got a year old cat that came already attached to the girl from work, tears up my house, fights with our other cat, it not fond at ALL of cuddling like Buku was, and refuses to use the litter box most times. And I was raised not to get ride of pets unless they died or there was simply NO other option at ALL (having to move into an apartment with a no pet policy for example)...and getting rid of a cat because I simply don't like him was considered wrong.
wow... that was a really rotten thing for that girl to do to you and she sounds so immature and selfish. you on the other hand sound like a very caring person. this cat sounds like more than an unpleasant handful and probably stresses you out so much. well... someday he'll pass on and when you stand before God , He'll remember how kind you were to this animal even though it was not the one you wanted. I really admire you for that.
Well, he's got some sweet moments which I keep remembering every time I even consider trying to find him a new home. I mean, he slept beside me for two hours this morning...but the moment I tried to cuddle with him he ran. He seems happy enough here even though he's tearing up everything. He's certainly always happy and I don't want to wish he'll go somewhere where he's less happy.