Mollie was planned. I went to the shelter to adopt. She had been brought there with her litter. A young boy ahead of me adopted her last kitten. I couldn’t believe my luck. She was beautiful, just under 2 years old and tiny. Why would someone take her to the shelter? I worried that she had behavioral issues but that wasn’t the case.
Although scared at first, it didn’t take long for her to come out. She had been socialized young and liked people. She adored Jake, the senior cat. Best of all Jake liked her too. She quickly became the alpha cat claiming the main bed (prime real estate for a cat). She learned how to push Jake who was twice her size off the bed. He didn’t seem to mind.
Within a few days of adoption she came down with a respiratory illness and gave it to Jake. They both spent 5 days at the vet. She needed to be spayed but I wanted to give her some time to recover. Unfortunately the first day they were home, we were watching TV with Jake laying on the top of the sofa. She came sashaying out like hussy. She swung her tail to the side to show him her luscious butt and caterwauled so loudly that he put his paw over his head.
Jake had been neutered early. We couldn’t decide if the episode embarrassed him or he was ashamed that he couldn’t perform. She was spayed within the week. Seven pounds of caterwauling cat is loud.
She found bunny who was her lifelong friend. Bunny came here attached to a gift. Mollie took her everywhere. It wasn’t unusual to find Bunny in a hallway, a bathroom or a porch.
Three months later, realizing that Jake was too old to play with her, we adopted Hazel. Hazel came from a feral litter and was not socialized. She was fearful of people and spent two weeks under a bed. It was Mollie who coaxed her out and helped settle her down. For a long time they were besties, always together.
Mollie also greeted Morgan when she joined us and Sasha too. She administered the occasional head womps when necessary. Sasha thought Mollie was her mom. Mollie just rolled her eyes.
She was a great cat. She was very healthy until she wasn’t. She lived 16 years which isn’t too shabby. She was by far the most beautiful cat I’ve ever had but she also had a happy disposition. She’ll always be with us in our hearts.