"When we get a new cat, maybe we could name it Socks," suggested Big Kid, still Socks Clinton's biggest fan.
So, that's something to look forward to. Or not.
I'd like to say I'm doing better but I've spent a good portion of my day plucking cat hair off of my pillowcase with tweezers and saving it in a folded up piece of tissue in a ziploc bag.
(Please don't tell my husband.)
I've also visited two cat adoption places, and am 95% convinced that getting another smallish black cat and pretending it's my old cat would be a perfectly normal and healthy thing to do. I saw one that would work at the Humane Society. It was a boy, but when I saw him all snuggled up sleeping, I thought, "That's close enough..."
They wouldn't let me hold the cats. I guess I don't blame them.
What's the consensus on rebound pets? It was a horrible idea when we did it with Murphy, but I had a colicky baby and a failing business, so a puppy was a stupid idea, period. I want something soft and fuzzy to love, but I'm afraid it will make me forget how it felt when she purred in my ear or tenderly sniffed at my eyelashes.
Also afraid that little fucker will scratch up my brand new couch. That wouldn't be cute at all.