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home is where the heart is

Memorial weekend is ‘homecoming weekend’ for both of my cats. Having adopted Teddy a year earlier, we had been looking for a little while for a nice and gentle companion for him—though having two cats at once was a first for me. I was thinking of finding a young cat, not a kitten, maybe a female. On this Memorial weekend, 9 years ago, we visited the same SPCA shelter. There I saw baby Ollie, just 7 weeks old and the last one left of his litter, curled up on the small purple braided rug in his cage, looking like a miniature mountain lion with his tawny fur and long, lean build (even as a kitten!). When I approached, he turned and looked at me, and gave me a long, slow wink. At that instant, I knew he was mine. :-)

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Taken on August 5, 2011