Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

If You Go for One Cat, Stick with One Cat

Newspaper article Fraser Coast Chronicle (Hervey Bay, Australia)

If You Go for One Cat, Stick with One Cat

Article excerpt

I HAVE a little story to share - a cautionary tale, if you will.

It started about 12 months ago when I took it into my head that I needed a cat to keep me company.

So I went to a Fraser Coast animal refuge with the intention of buying an adult black cat that was desexed. I didn't care if it was male or female.

When I got there I saw lots of black cats, all gorgeous - I had my choice.

My eyes lit upon a cat called Black Tom. I decided he was the one and got the cat carrier ready.

As I waited for him to be pulled out of his cage, the lady at the refuge regaled me with the story of how Black Tom (soon to be rechristened Tommy) had been brought in with another cat he had grown up with because their owner was moving.

The other cat was housed in a cage near Tom's, and his name was Ginger Ninja. …

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