Many years back, a regular stray had given birth yet again to a litter of kittens out on my veranda. the kids had always pestered me for a pet but since AI & his abah was asthmatic and the other 2 had allergies of their own, i had always said no. but there comes a point in time when the good outweighs the bad and a choice between the lesser of 2 evils had to be made and i said yes. the kids were older and despite their allergies, the responsibilities of having a pet would greatly contribute to their development.
I agreed provided that it was a HE (i didnt fancy being a 'grandma' a thousand times over by choosing a female lol) and provided he passed the 'potty' test (HE had to be able to use the litter box).
The kids were understandably esctatic (they'd wanted a cat ever since i could remember). and there was something about the comel tapi comot guy that pulled at our heartstrings. even from the start, we knew that he was the one. and bcos mak said that the poor sod would be lonely without a playmate, i agreed to take in another!!!!
The was later a hilarious mix up of gender & names lol but we did finally end up with 2 tomcats :
The two tomcats filled our days with much fun & laughter.. and more of our fair share of cat poo and vomit lol. sadly chewy died at 3 yrs leaving Nico in the company of mak's substitute companions.
Nicolei is now 6 but his cat age is actually equivalent to our 40 year old.