23 June, 2011

Bittersweet post

I’ve been meaning to post for awhile about the newest addition to WOCC.  Actually it’s a new addition into the volunteer dorms…a little furry 4 legged feline; a little orange sad mess we called Pompous; because as Cora says “all cats are pompous”.

Little pompous was brought to me one day about a month ago.  The poor little thing was found at the Wat (temple) next door and had a bad leg; which it kind of drug along when he walked.  The kids said a dog had hurt it and it was so pathetic looking I couldn’t help but take him into my room.  I had bought some dog food earlier for Fiona and Pompous gobbled it up.

He spent the first couple of days kind of hanging out in my room at night and playing in the dorm during the day.  He quickly taught himself to use the bathroom to do his ‘duty’ when no one was around to let him out.  Since there’s a drain in the floor, nothing could have been easier to clean up (in the house at least).  I will admit that he did poo on Lindsay's pillow once...but I'm sure he only did it because she kept stating "I don't like cats!".

The whole 'don't like cats' thing is just a front I know; as everyone who has said that time and again ends up playing or holding Master Pompous.  Even Lindsay eventually gave in and let him sleep on her bed during the day and I would often catch her rough-housing with him. (as she still stuck to her "I don't like cats" routine.)

Most days (when he wasn't pampered by the volunteers) Pompous could be found snoozing on a bed, playing with Wey or exploring the beads in the craft room.

If he wasn’t sleeping on my computer…

 Then he was getting caught using it!

Since Puppy Fiona was still coming around regularly to hang out in our house, Pompous had to accept that his new home was not his inclusive.  After a few normal hair-raising, or should I say fur-raising spats; and after close observation of her, Pompous soon learned to love Fiona too!

And  they soon became the best of friends, playing every chance they got.

Well, so is life; all good things must come to an end and sadly enough the great adventures of Pompous and Fiona does not have a happy ending.  Our dear (not so little anymore) Fiona has never been completely healthy.  She would be sick and then bounce back..usually. A few days ago, she once again became sick and after a few days of being kind of lethargic, she left this world for places unknown.  Pompous we welcome you (well, Wayne doesn’t really!) and Fiona we wish you the best in your next life and I hope we meet again.

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