Since the house was feeling empty without our cat "kika", we decided it was time to find a new one. We went to the Humane society where we were screened and filled out lots of forms, initially we asked for a female kitten, but were shown a special cat! His name was Thurston, it made me think of Thurston Moore band member from Sonic Youth, even though they attributed it to the millionaire on Gilligans Island, ok? Thurston was introduced to us in an office, where my wife first held him, he purred, and was a bit timid at first. The lady in charge said I should maybe hold him, and I took him in my arms, he went straight for my beard, chewing and biting me then grabbed me around the neck! Ok, I am a sucker for that sort of thing and well I didn't care that he was a male cat, he was wanting a home! Even though my wife wants to give him a dimunitive papasito sort of name, she even confuses his sex and will politically incorrectly say, "my little Obama!" I guess either way we love the little guy!
Today was a sad day, we had to euthanise our cat Kika.She had been diagnosed with pancreatic cancer last year and we didn't give her much of a chance, but she managed with some pills that let her regain some strength and a little more time. We got this little cat from a pet store just 12 years ago when we moved to this apartment we still inhabit. Over those 12 years she has been a source of love and sometimes companion while I cooked in the kitchen, I will sincerely miss her meows, her purring and just her wonderful and precocious manner! (Her name came from the Almodovar film "Kika")