For a picture and the happily ever after for Zinky, visit http://somnule.wordpress.com/2015/01/02/what-will-zinky-dream-tonight/, and follow Kevin’s picture-a-day blog. Zinky will likely appear often.
But for a bit more of yesterday’s story: we met at the shelter and Zinky got very annoyed at the length of time he was in the carrier as the paperwork and medical history were gone through. There were a lot of papers to cover. I had no idea that he has a heart murmur, but then, so did our cat Michiko who lived into her early 20’s. And there’s the microchip information, free offers of insurance for a 1-month trial, coupons, how to care for your cat, etc.
In the shifting to a cardboard carrier, the favorite mousie toy got left behind, but I’ve picked it up for a later return. While there, a family came in specifically for Zinky, which felt a little bad. There was another black 3-month-old kitten, but it was listed as being very shy.
As Kevin and Laurel go by bike or foot, I carted Zinky for his last bike-trailer ride with me, to her apartment. It’s only a few blocks from a Pet Food Express, a recommended vet, and the 24 hour emergency vet, so a vehicle shouldn’t be a problem.