Meet Charlie, my newly acquired domestic pet. He is 5 years of age and a rescued cat. According to the RSPCA (Royal Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals) Charlie was abandoned. They didn’t tell us any more than that.
I went with son Jon and his partner to take a look at the animals. We wandered around looking at all the cats in their cages and when I saw Charlie I fell in love with him. A week later we went back to complete the paperwork and bring him home. It has been many years since I last had a cat. That was Lee, a lovely lady cat who lived for 18 years. I loved her. We moved to dogs after that.
As you can see Charlie is a handsome male, but because of his good looks I kept referring to him as she. I think I’m getting out of it now.
Whilst waiting for him to come home I bought a few things, cat litter being one of them. I didn’t know what his habits would be like and I wanted, if possible, to avoid a mess in the house. I have my groceries delivered so I thought it would be a good idea to include a few things, like the litter and a scoop.
On delivery day there was no scoop but I didn’t realise that until the driver had departed. I guess I had been too busy talking about the impending arrival of a rescued cat. The guy had rung to announce his arrival and I still had his number on my phone. I rang and asked him to check the boxes when he had a spare minute. Yes, he would check and ring me back. Whilst waiting I checked the paperwork to make sure everything had been delivered that should have been delivered and that was when I noticed an apology for the scoop not being in stock. Oh dear! Oh well, at least I hadn’t paid for something not received.
Next day. I had a call from the supermarket supervisor to say the driver would be delivering the scoop. I apologised for my stupidity and asked that the driver didn’t bother. The guy wouldn’t entertain the idea. After hearing the tale about me getting a rescued cat the supervisor insisted on letting me have the scoop free of charge. The story had, apparently, entertained all those working in the packing area. It made me laugh as well and I commented that the lovely gesture had ensured my custom for many months to come.
More on Charlie’s arrival on a future post.