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Percy Picked You

Dear Percy,

This Saturday will mark 6 months of having you in our home. I know we make fun of you, tease you relentlessly and have some not-so-nice nicknames for you, but it’s honestly because we love you so much. You’re a really good cat, you just have some really strange tendencies. Not to mention the vet bills you’ve cost us. Cody was absolutely sure that the older one-eyed cat was going to be the medical bill nightmare but nope! You have been, with your food allergies, your worms and your super rare kitty skin condition.

But as a mom, I must take a moment and write you a thank you letter, which seems cheesy, writing out a thank you letter to a cat in such a public forum. But really, what you’ve done for my oldest makes you quite possibly the best cat ever.

We took a risk rescuing older cats. You guys both have your preferences in place and we weren’t so sure what kind of feline drama we’d be bringing home. I could only assume that you were going to be good with kids given you climbed right into Vivi’s stroller at the humane society and you’ve been so sweet to her ever since, even though she likes to pull your ears and yank out handfuls of fur at a time.

But Addie. Dude. I’m so happy you like her. I mean, I like her too, but that you really like her? And that you chose her room and her bed as your favorite place to sleep? It just makes me happy. I love going in there at night and seeing your head pop up wondering who’s coming in to mess with your little curly headed human. You put up with so much from her and that you keep going back for more? I’d give you a treat but you’d probably be allergic to it.

You’re a good cat, and both you and your one-eyed brother are a part of our family forever.

Knowing how much you love Addie, and how much she loves you, there’s a painful tapping at the back of my heart knowing that one day she’s going to have to go without you. I don’t dwell on that day because you’re one of the best things in her life right now and I thank you for choosing our family and my oldest daughter as your favorite.

Now quit licking my pillow. It’s gross.

xo,

The lady that buys all the food.

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