I had long wanted to bring my five cats together again, but thought it would never happen. That was until Melvin suggested it. And when all the other adopters supported the idea, my heart sang. My babies were going to be in the same room with me once more.
So it was arranged for The Reunion to take place on the last Sunday of February at 6pm. Melissa and her family very kindly opened their lovely house to us for the event. Her mother even made dinner for all of us.
I arrived half an hour early that evening. I presented Melissa's mother with a small bouquet of flowers to thank her for welcoming us into her home and making dinner too.
Melvin and Stephanie showed up soon after with Bombay and Bangles in their carriers, followed by Dennis and Jessie with Cloey and Jackie.
Okay... let me introduce to you the longkang cats and their adopters.
Here is Gucci with Melissa and Kenny.
Cloey is still the smallest, even though she has grown a fair bit. And while her body has filled out, her face still looks very kittenish.
Instead of purring, there was hissing. Instead of mewing, there was spitting. Instead of licking and grooming, there were frantic scramblings all around the room to get away from each other.
Gucci was the most hostile. When he was about 3 months old, I noticed that he was beginning to separate himself from the group. And now that he has been the only cat in the house for 5 whole months, he certainly wasn't about to start tolerating any other.
After being rejected by all her brothers, Cloey turned her attention on a ball and amused us with a game of solo soccer.
In the photo below, that's Gucci lying on top of the couch and hiding below would be poor Bangles.
Even though there wasn't much love among the cats, I was very happy to observe the deep love shared by the adopters and their pets.