Oh yes, I know trouble when I see it, believe me and as much as she has the most beautiful name, I can tell that this one is going to be somewhat demanding.
So where has all this come from? How has all this happened. There were just the three of us, happy and contented, Faith on her 'NeuterUM' chip and Lillibet without a carrycot and me without a will to live with two CatWomen to contend with. THEN, along came J1, I didn't get it at first, he sounds like a girl, but he has these AirBags? Now I get it... OH boy. My life is going to be made miserable by 3 CatWomen and a CatMan. YAWP!!!!
It's all that nice lady at Esperanzas fault you know, well her and fate. You see, Momma had visited a cat show in Bristol in early 2012, not really wanting to be working there at all as Maystar had been experiencing the worst luck ever. Momma met on that day Shirley Churches, in person, for the first time. Social media is all OK, but there is nothing like a good Meets & Greets. Shirley knew of Momma's dilemma and was the only person to really 'feel' Momma's anguish at being there. She gave Momma the biggest hug and said, "My Sonya has just been made up to Champion today - one day I will make you a special baby." True to her word, Shirley text Momma weeks before Sonya actually had babies just a few months back and said "Sonya & I are making you a baby." Now, timing, like everything could not be worse with Momma's pending spine operation, but really, what better time to have a purpose too? So it was agreed in principle, without ManSlaves or our knowledge, that one of the pending litter would become a Maystar baby.
So, this weekend the Parentals packed up and headed to Cheddar Gorge for a look about and to meet Grace and the rest of Shirley's extended family to make sure everyone was doubly certain that we were going to fall for Grace. Grace herself is a very important baby and like Faith, a singleton. Momma told me the tales of how this little lilac and white kitten took umbridge at Momma's camera and spat and hissed and growled from the bottom of her tiny toes. Oh, see, I told you she would be trouble! That was it, ManSlave laughed and Momma picked her up and cuddled her and finally little Gracie fell asleep in Momma's arms. Now, thinking back, this story is very much like when they met Dewie back in the 80's. Hissing, spitting and sleeping in their arms. Mmmm. All too certain to be right then! Don't get me wrong, Grace is a well rounded and very well handle little lady, but her spirit is young and the Parentals were her first strangers and her Mother had taught her not to talk to strangers!
I can imagine what the future is going to be like and what better time to introduce a baby to the house but exactly the same time a very special TomFun left our lives. I can see him rolling around in Rainbow Bridge, excited at the prospect of having a new baby. I am not so sure the CatWomen or I shall be showing such frivolities. But it will be the festive season when she arrives so I must not be ba-humbug about it all just yet!
Shirley kept her word like all honest folks do, even to the detriment of her own breeding plans. But as she says "it's destiny. I know you will love her as we do." Enough said.