The Void, or how you get a cat.

The universe sends you unexpected gifts, and it’s up to you to accept them or not.

My son had been asking for a cat of his own since we got Echo, my daughter’s emotional support cat. To be honest, we were putting it off because we already have one cat, but the universe had other plans for us.

Black Cat visiting Danita Art for the first time one week before thanksgiving when he got adopted by Danita

This void started showing up at our doorstep, meowing loudly and looking hungry, so decided to feed him and didn’t think much of it, the neighborhood cats hang around our house so we thought he was looking for a free meal.

He kept hanging out at our front porch for a week in the mornings and cuddled to my son before he left for school, then came back looking for him after he came back from school in the afternoons.

The day before thanksgiving was very rainy and cold and he disappeared, but on thanksgiving he showed up cold, wet and super hungry… He ate two cans wand asked for more! We setup a shelter for the night and decided to take him to the vet the next day.

Our vet said he was in good health, had no fleas or ticks so she gave him his vaccinations, some pills and wished us on our merry way. My son was grinning all the way home, even more when the cat wanted to get out of the carrier to sit with him and purr really loud.

His name is Loki, AKA The Void. He is so dark that if he closes his eyes all you see is a cat shaped hole in the fabric of reality. This was their first night together. He curled up next to him and slept, and slept, and slept. You could hear him purr all across the room! To be honest, I had never heard a cat purr that loud!

I had never owned a cat before, much less two so I had no idea what to expect, but Loki settled up very well and Echo accepted him well, so now I have a shadow that follows me around everywhere I go in the house.

He kinda knows how to cat. He never had toys so he didn’t know what to do with them until Echo showed him his catnip trout, and the laser pointer is a total mystery to him. He does not climb much yet but is very curious and my plants and furniture are under attack, but it’s OK, he’s learning the rules of the house.  He took over my laptop as soon as I sat to work. The god of mischief demands pets.

Echo took over my favorite chair and now Loki took over the one in front of it. Now I’m going to need to buy another one so I can read at night! I am truly in love with this cat, his dark fur make me think of magical powers and he will truly be an inspiration on my work. I am already studying the movements of my mini-panther and you will see him and Echo in my work very soon.

And you know what else has been funny? Since he arrived I have been getting lots of good news and opportunities that will make 2020 a very interesting year. Black cats bring good fortune after all.

6 thoughts on “The Void, or how you get a cat.”

  1. So sweet how he is connecting with your son, and with you. He is beautiful! We have four cats and it’s a lot but it is so worth it!

    1. Thank you! They are super bonded now. Loki still acts like a cat and loves him in his very catlike way. We love him.

      4 cats? That’s more than I am ready to handle… But you get 4X the love!

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