Several years later, my beautiful stray cat Wally became ill with kidney disease. I nursed Wally for another two years before he finally succumbed to this disease. For the first time in a very very long time, I found myself catless. As far as I am concerned a home is not a home unless there is a cat in it.
True to my usual pattern of acquiring cats, I started casually looking for one that I could adopt. I didn’t even consider getting an Aby (much to my sister’s frustration) I figured a cat or kitten would show up at some point that needed a home. I have to admit, I was hoping sooner than later since it was very strange not to have a cat in the house.