Walking home from the grocery store today we met a chubby little black and white cat, evidently waiting for the owner to get home and let him in.
I stopped and the little fella came directly to rub his head against me and when I stooped down he jumped right onto my lap, hardly sitting still because he was trying to cuddle so much (and drooling all over me... it's the sencond cat that I've met that drools when he's happy).
Me and mum stood there for quite a while just petting him and letting him climb all over me.
Apparently the owners weren't at home so the poor thing had to wait a bit longer in the cold I guess, I hope he's in in the warmth now.. it's below zero outside. He did seem very well taken care of though so I wouldn't worry.
Anyway, I just wanted to thank that little guy for crossing our path today.
I've really missed the company of cats ever since my own cats passed away, and for some reason, even though I normally make friends with cats very easily and can steal a moment of kitty cuddles now and again; all cats I've met recently have completely ignored me.. usually I get at least 'meew' in return for a friendly call but the last few cats didn't even bother to look up.
So having this fluffy chubby little cat come up and ask for attention and just being able to hold a warm and cuddly cat again was one of the best Birthday gifts I could have wished for.
Thank you cat!