For many months, I wanted to introduce a little brother or sister to his world. I always thought he or she would be of the canine variety, but you may recall Bosco suffers from Cynophobia.
Cynophobia: (sī’-nə-fō’-bē-a) Noun. A morbid fear of dogs.
The Cynophobia results from Bosco’s harrowing encounter with my brother and sister-in-law’s Golden Retriever, Lola. She was excited to see him and jumped on his little head. Since then, he has been afraid of all dogs, including puppies.
Last week I went on Petfinder and found the Purrrfect little sister for Bosco. She was located at our local humane society. Ashlee called to see if she was still available and we were pleased to find that she was. The director at the Marion Area Humane Society suggested we bring Bosco out to see whether they would get along.
That evening we took Bosco to meet her. They immediately became buddies and she came home with us that night. Without further ado, please meet Nubs, formerly known as Cinders.
Why Nubs? This beautiful little kitten has no tail…to speak of. There is a little nub about 2 inches long. Thankfully, her lack of tail is not due to abuse; she was born with a bobtail. Apparently, she came to the shelter as part of a litter in April and all her siblings had normal tails. She was the last of the litter to be adopted. I guess most people don’t want a cat without a long tail.
When people ask me where we got her, I tell them I got her from the Island of Misfit Toys. We love her and she is very happy, which is evident when she wags her little bobtail like a dog.
She is like Bosco in many ways. She is sweet, loving, and spoiled….BUT! This sweet little mild-mannered kitty becomes mischievous come nightfall. THAT is subject for another post.
|Wanna be my friend?|
We’re so glad we did.
MAKE IT A GREAT DAY!