Friday, March 09, 2007

Geordie Fell in Love--Once!


We always had a cat. I grew up with cats but when our last cat died many years ago, we just never thought to get another one and then we brought Geordie home. He was all we needed. Several times I'd bring up the subject of a cat to Jack but then we realized that with his fistula in his arm in order to have dialysis, it would have been terrible if he ever was scratched there causing unnecessary bleeding.

So, we never got another cat...

Until...

I saw this lovely cat at the Humane Society and his name was Victor. Oh, I thought Victor was a lovely looking cat and I decided that since I was now a widow, that I'd bring Victor home to live with Geordie and I.

Geordie didn't like the fact that Victor was in the cat carrying case but I wanted him to get used to the smell of our home and some of the things before letting him out into the living room.

Well, Geordie loved Victor from the first.

Geordie was never allowed on the furniture but one day I came out from the computer room and found this scene. Of course Geordie isn't sleeping. He's pretending to though! I suppose he thought that if he couldn't see me, then I couldn't see him up on my chair!

Victor loved to be in Geordie's arms and the two of them got on so well together.

Then Victor got a urinary tract infection so bad that in a couple of days, he went downhill in his health so badly that I had that terrible decision to make. Geordie missed Victor so much. He moped around the house constantly looking for him.

That's when I got Lauren but it's just not the same relationship. Geordie tolerates Lauren and herds Lauren but he doesn't love her and cuddle with her like he did Victor.

8 comments:

photowannabe said...

What a bittersweet story. You have quite a way with word, Pat. I like your pictures that go along with the Love story.

RUTH said...

What beautiful photos and memories.
Rx

Ash said...

Beautiful photos!

CG said...

Oh Pat, I was really enjoying the story and the photos - then I reached the end :( poor Victor. It shows doesn't it that cats and dogs can be good friends. It's a beautiful story and a beautiful series of photos.
xxxx

talj said...

Aww what a beautiful story and photographs Pat {{{HUGS}}} for you and Geordie! :o)

Kaycee said...

What a wonderful story with a sad ending! It is so nice that you have photos of Geordie and Victor together. I epecially like the one where Geordie is pretending to be sleeping!
Give Georgie a scratch behing the ears for me!

Lori Schmidt (LoriProPhoto) said...

What a wonderful story and pictures Pat, I have animals that I still miss, two in South Africa and one in England. They had good homes but have passed on now. This is such an unusual story between a dog and cat.

Lori

MarĂ¯e said...

Oh, I have a kitty. Gosh, cute!