HomePet of the MonthSeptember Pet(s) of the Month – Henry and the Inspector

 

Henry

Henry

Henry and the Inspector are a tale of two kitties. Lost on the streets of New York City, they lived perhaps nine lives as they each sought shelter in separate cat colonies, then together in a foster home through the remarkable work of the Washington Heights Cat Colony. They bonded immediately and WaHi Cats knew they must be adopted together. One call to me – I had lost my beloved Jack (17) and Ivy (18) six months earlier – and the boys had a new home. 

The Inspector

The Inspector

Four years later, they spend their days surrounded by love, large sunny windows and soft, comfy places for sleeping. There’s also a long hallway down which they gallop, banking off walls, and if they see me watching, catapulting into spectacular flips. 

Henry is sweet and serious. He’s almost professorial and he stays by my computer, watching as I work. We’ve had 478,955,433 staring contests. He always wins. The Inspector is a rascal and a bit of a night cat, emptying cupboards, closets and cabinets well into the wee hours. He earned his name.

United by abandonment, they are still inseparable, even holding one another while sleeping. I’m the lucky one, of course, ever grateful the boys have welcomed me into their family. 

– Linda Shockley

 


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