This is Codename: Scout. Scout is adventurous and likes to boop my hand when we feed the family. I want to adopt Scout and the sibling* and show them what radiators and blankies are about. Scout walked into the house one day. Perfect, right? MEANT TO BE! Well, I wasn’t there that morning, but the Puppy was. I hear there was barking and a toppled gate and the tiny hiss of a fierce tiger, who promptly left the house and has not attempted to walk in since. The mother cat bopped my mother on the leg for letting her baby walk into the house. She grounded the kittens, and it took two weeks for Scout to boop my hand again. One step forward, twelve little paw leaps back. Someday, little ones, someday.
*I make these comics a few weeks in advance, and I wish this was just bringing giggles, but tragically Scout’s sister, who my Mum called Riley, passed away on Saturday morning. Scout and the mommy cat were with her all night, and Scout skipped off to play with a pine cone as I was burying Riley under one of her favorite hedges. I will miss watching the ginger tag team wrestling.