Glitch, One Year Later
One year ago, I spontaneously wandered into a pet store. Unbeknownst to me, they were holding a pet adoption day. That is when I first saw him.
Apparently “Kai” had already suffered a failed adoption. A lady took him home as a companion for her dog. She soon realized she could not care for both a dog and a cat. She surrendered the cat.
I was confused by his story. I always thought dogs required much more effort than cats. Why would she surrender a cat because he was too much work? I brought him home and renamed him Henry Glitch.
He is a Glitch.
After a year, I understand why his first adoption failed. Typically, cats require less energy than dogs. However this particular cat requires quite a large amount of energy.
This cat has no fear. Most cats do not appreciate water. There was one time Glitch was up in my kitchen sink (disobediently) so I decided to spray him with water. He did not care, and my kitchen was soaked. I did not repeat that experience.
He has two modes: Full Glitch or Off. There is no in between. He is either sprinting around the home like a sudden, usually temporary malfunction of equipment or he is asleep.
The Olive Thief and the Glitch
I had grand dreams of these two boys becoming best friends. While I can say that they are friends, their relationship is more of a younger brother constantly annoying the older brother.
They do have their sweet moments together, but only when it is cold outside.
A Welcomed Addition to the Clearly Alive Family
As as a general rule, I do not make spontaneous decisions. I did not intend to walk into a cat adoption one year ago and return with a kitten. But now that he has become part of my little Clearly Alive family, I cannot image it any other way.
While my Olive Thief adds comfort and emotional support, Glitch adds joy. It is hard to not laugh at the gray spaz. I am thankful this pet adoption was a success.