I walked by the guest room and caught Betty napping her new friend, Pee Wee.
Betty started her life at our neighbor’s house, where she was dumped as a puppy. She grew up in the company of two older dogs and a litter of kittens. One of the kittens became her best friend, and it followed her wherever she went.
So when I brought home lost kitten Pee Wee, Betty was ecstatic. She and the kitten play hide-and-seek through the house. And Ronnie, our cardigan corgi — who’s been leery of cats since our older cat gave him a swat — joins in the fun. In fact, Ronnie can hardly wait to see Pee Wee in the morning to cover him with kisses.
The only one in our household who isn’t joyful is Nemo, our six year old cat who misses his quiet naps by the window. But yesterday, even he was play-wrestling with the new upstart.
Even though Pee Wee’s cute and fitting in, we still consider him a temporary resident. Hopefully we’ll be able to find him a good home with friendly animals and perhaps older children. I don’t think Pee Wee would be an appropriate pet for very young children, because he does have a temper. That combined with rough handling could turn this very affectionate youngster into an old grump.