Frimousse told you – it was on March 15, 2016 – we often see a red cat on the side of the road, a few kilometres from our house.
About a year ago, having not seen him for several days, and learning from RouXy’s Master that a red cat had been eaten by dogs, I stopped at the house of the red cat. A charming young lady opened the door, with her two young children by her side. « He isn’t our cat! He was here when we bought the house. » I asked if he entered the house, if they could caress him. « Yes. He is becoming more and more friendly. » She told me that if he didn’t show up, she would let me know.
Fortunately, we see him quite often.
Two days ago Frimousse’s Mistress was driving back from work and she passed by the house of the red cat at the moment his Master was arriving in his car. The red cat jumped from the wall where he was waiting to receive his Master with dignity. And the Mistress had said that he was not their cat! In any case, they are his Masters now.
Last year June 26th was a Sunday. The elder of RouXy’s Masters was happy, sitting under his parasol in front of his house. Gentle RouXy was keeping him company. On the following Sunday, July 3rd, RouXy’s Master was dead. And gentle RouXy would be dead before the coming of spring of 2017.
Three months after RouXy had his leg severed because of the steel jaw trap placed by that damned moron down the road, RouXy’s Master had a very serious accident at work. A big piece of metal, weighing about 150 kg, fell on his knee. The knee was so severely damaged a prosthesis had to be inserted. As he was recovering at home he made a footstool to lay his leg and be more comfortable. Immediately RouXy decided to spend hours on the stool with his head on his Master’s foot.
RouXy was granted a special status. Cats had never been allowed on chairs and sofas but RouXy was. And the relationship with his Master could not be compared to that of all the previous cats in their house. When people said, referring to RouXy, “He is a very beautiful cat!”, his Master would say: “Beautiful but very sweet!”
Of course RouXy was on the stool or the settee even when his Master was away!