When I hand raised Diesel I thought he was going to be like the others before him, I thought he would go off to a great new home and in all reality I thought I would possibly never see him again. He was about five weeks and I knew I would never give him up, there were great homes out there but I couldn’t do it, he had such spark.
Diesel doesn’t have a tail now but yes he did used to, he lost it after he was hit by a car when he was only four months old. It was horrible I arrived home one night after going out for dinner to find him on my bed, thankfully the tail was his only major injury, yes he had some minor grazes and a few torn nails but all in all he had held up well against the car. He had surgery three days later to amputate it at the base and to be honest he hasn’t looked back since, it never slowed him down, his recovery was almost instant he was a star patient.
Last night I sat watching a movie, having a night in, I wanted to be home to keep Diesel company while he settles in to life with us. I cracked open a bottle of wine for me and a packet of treats for him, I think he recognized the sound of me slumping into my chair. The memories flooded back to me as he meowed and reached out his paws and dug his claws into my knee, just enough to make me acknowledge his presence. I handed him a treat and before he had enough time to swallow it he had leaped up, demanded another treat, snuggled into me then relaxed in a ball on my knee, which is where he stayed for the entire movie. I think Diesel is going to enjoy life at home here with me, I know I am going to enjoy having him back. I have had the pleasure of sharing my home with many different animals and what they give back to us as owners in immeasurable but this cat is something else, he is something very special.