As of 2:30 this afternoon I have a new addition to my household. His name is Major Tom and he is a big ginger cat. I have said before that a Yenn without a cat is barely a Yenn at all and this is true. My last feline friend mr Kitty passed away in 2020 and I was devastated. It took me a long time to even consider getting a cat but now, almost three years later I am ready.
Many autistic people love spending their lives with pets and assistance animals. I am no exception to this. I have been a cat person for as long as I have known that there are cats! Being around cats makes me feel relaxed and I love feline company. I have had a number of cats now and they have all had their own different personalities. Major Tom is probably the most affectionate cat I have ever met. Within five minutes of getting here he had bonded with me. He has a lovely character and what I consider to eb almost a similar life to my own. He is kind and loving despite a brutal past – bit like this little Yennski – or at las how I like to think of myself!
Major Tom is FIV positive which means he shouldn’t be around other cats. He is missing teeth so I need to feed him wet food and soak his dry food in warm water. He is somewhere between 6 and 8 years old so is a mature gentlemen. When he was rescued apparently he was extremely thin and was lucky to be alive. He is still thin but has plenty of energy. I am having the train him to not jump up on my lap while I am working and ‘help’. He is currently sitting under my desk as I type so he might have got the message!
I do feel like I am properly myself again for the first time in a long time. I have Major Tom for a two week trial and is it works out I will keep him. I suspect he will be quite happy about that!
Cats are my favourite thing so having one is making me very happy.