For far too short a time, in 2008, Georgy came to live with me and my motley gang.
His story popped up on Facebook.
A caring person had noticed him in her street.
Neglected and being teased by children.
His long hair had not been groomed for so long,
he could barely walk
He was old and almost starving.
So she scooped him up and took custody
From the neglectful owner.
But, owning numerous cats already,
She needed to find him a home.
Georgy was Himalayan.
When I read the story, I wept
and emailed right away.
Explaining that I had multiple cats as well
But a very large house
And a loving home for another Himalayan.
So the kind lady came to check me out
And I was deemed fit.
Dearest Georgy came to live out his life with us.
He was my first one-eyed Himalayan
Later on, strangely, after Georgy was gone
I acquired another
Georgy was rather shy at first
He had been through so much.
But he soon adjusted and my cats accepted him generously
“What’s one more?” they said.
So he was my little old man
And I loved him a lot for the rest of his days.
I am still in touch with his rescuer.
Today I had my first cataract removed, and being temporarily one-eyed, I was reminded of this sweet cat, that was with me for all too short a time., my sweet, brave Georgy. XXX