|Is it dinner time yet?|
One of my favourite photos of Dexty that was featured in Explore on Flickr and the Flickr blog
Having never owned or really had anything to do with cats before, I was a bit nervous about bringing him home. All the way home he was meowing, I thought this was so cute, a cat that talks to me, how wonderful....how wrong could I be, I realised when the most awful smell suddenly started to fill the car, that far from chatting away to me he had been trying to tell me that he didn't like travelling by car and he was going to empty his bowels at any minute! Not the start to our relationship I had been hoping for. So instead of following all the rules in my newly acquired cat book about settling him gently, he was bundled upstairs to the bathroom and washed down with the help of my neighbour Jacky, who thankfully is an experienced cat owner.
The good news is that he didn't hold a grudge, settled in immediately and it's like he's always been here. I just can't imagine life without him now. I am always excited to see him when I come home from work, he's very vocal and will meow away about what he's been up to while I've been out (sleeping mostly), how late home I am and what he wants for his dinner. He likes to spend every waking hour with me and every sleeping hour too! I feel so much calmer since I brought a cat into my life and can't recommend highly enough getting a rescue cat.
I hope you'll join in with me and wish Dexty a very happy birthday!