A 92 year old woman had a 2 year old cat. The woman became ill and went to hospital. The cat was looked after by the woman's children. The woman made her family promise to take care of her beloved cat if she was not able to. They promised her. Then the woman passed away.
The woman lived in the next city. I don't know her name but I am connected to her. I never knew her. Her children did not keep their promise to her. They dropped the cat at the Humane Society. I was in contact with the Humane Society looking for a cat.
That is how Lola and I became roommates. Lola came with a letter that said "Hi, my name is Lola. I am a lover", with the information about her. She was declawed, spayed, had her shots, loves to be brushed.
Her first night with me, I kept her in the pet carrier and sat down on the floor and talked to her. When she was ready to venture out, she got up and pushed on the door so I opened the door. She walked out and looked at me, meowed quietly, looked around the living room, then slowly walked into the bedroom and went under the bed. I pulled up the bed skirt a few times and encouraged her to come out but I let have her time. An hour and a half later, she came into to the kitchen to find me and talk to me. I brushed her and petted her and she meowed and I talked quietly. I slept so well that night with her on top of the comforter with her head on my leg. When I moved she adjusted and put her head back on my leg. We are a good fit. We are going to be just fine.
I send thanks out to the woman who loved her first. She must have taken very good care of Lola because Lola is calm, relaxed, regal. The woman's family was unable to keep their promise, but I will keep it for them. Does that make me a surrogate? I don't mind at all.
Get it, Lola the Lover?
I crocheted a ball for her to bat around on the wooden floor and am teaching her to play. Her first days with me were spent eating and sleeping. She will climb into my lap and rest her head on my arm and purr quietly. When my landlord informed me he was charging me $400 pet deposit, I told him I just wanted some joy in my life. I believe now that is what I received.