For months, my partner, Jack, had been insisting that we adopt a puppy. I, of course, was the resistant one, mostly because I like my free time, and I am not a big fan of moving from country to country with an animal. So at the time, I am not in a position to be a good doggie daddy. However, I love animals, and volunteer with Cartagena Paws. Following their Facebook and Twitter feeds is a daily vice for me, and back in early February, I ran across this post with pictures of Beso:
Something about this post got me thinking, “well, maybe we can compromise and get a cat.” They are independent, and not very time consuming. I brought it up to Jack, and immediately we scheduled a time to go visit him, and decided to adopt him. We took him home on February 16th. After a week with Beso, I found myself wanting to make sure that he was socialized well with other animals, and thought it might help him get out some of his energy if he had a friend. Two cats can’t be more difficult than one, right? It was almost as if the timing was perfect, because just before we had adopted Beso, this post appeared:
A post about two kittens (brothers) that needed homes! After meeting them both, the decision to adopt Thor was made. Beso was reluctant to get along with this outsider at first, but after 24 hours together, they were playing together and cuddling each other. After a week with Beso and Thor, Cartagena Paws needed Loki’s foster mom to foster some puppies, and I was asked to foster Loki, too in order to make room. Since Loki would be heading Stateside soon enough, it just felt right to put Thor and Loki back together to grow together and learn from each other. But we would have 3 kittens running around the apartment! How did this happen??? Within a day, everyone got along well, and Loki became very close with Beso, as he had the energy that Thor lacked to keep up with him. Currently, Beso is the strong, peaceful, older brother that keeps everyone in line, while Thor is a shy, sweetheart that just wants his humans to feed and pet him. They both cuddle with us any chance they are given. As for Loki, we call him the spaz! He’s the sneaky, trouble maker that knocks everything off the chairs, tables and couches. But we have grown to love him as if he was our own. He’s the one that meets us at the bedroom door in the morning, and hops up on their tower to greet us, as if to say, “Good morning, human! Now feed me. Please!” Look at them now:
Both photos: Beso, Loki, Thor.
Beso and Thor will be staying with Jack and me in Cartagena. Loki has found a new family in Portland, Oregon, and I couldn’t be happier about it! I am from that area, and just maybe, Beso, Thor, and Loki will reunite someday!