Like Ying and Yang

By Bradley

We are also two ordinary people, but with two extra-ordinary cats; Scout and Irish. Oh, it is such a long story, but as you are cat lovers I (Bradley), will tell you in short how they came to us! Liam and I moved in together. He travels a lot with work. Although we were not permitted to keep animals in our apartment, Liam begged our landlord to let us have a cat, to keep me company while he was away. Finally, the landlord agreed. We went to the local animal shelter and found Scout, a tiny kitten. The caretakers warned us that she might have some difficulties with sight, for she had come in contact with a bacterial infection while in the shelter. We didn't care - we were in love with her right away! As it turns out, Scout is a runt with a cloudy eye. However, we learned early on that she loves to play and is able to fetch on command! The first toy we ever bought for her, a wooley mouse, is her favorite plaything even now, two years later. About 2 months after we got Scout, I started telling Liam how I wanted an orange kitty to call "Irish" and how cute I thought that would be. Around that time I received an invitation to visit my friend, Ro who worked at a farm in Pennsylvania. I went to visit Ro. As I was about to leave, she asked me if I had seen the beautiful little kitten in the barn. I had not. We walked into the barn, opened the door where the barn cats stayed and there he was; a puff of red fur with extra toes, blue eyes and a pink nose. It was my "Irish." With the blessing of the owner of the farm, I took Irish home - scared as to how Liam, and especially Scout, would react to the new member of our family. Amazingly, as I opened the box to let Scout smell and touch her new companion, I noticed that Scout was almost helping me. She wanted to know this new cat! Immediately they became friends, Scout licking him, taking the place of his mother although she was barely 3 months old. I have made this a long story after all. But I just wanted to share with you the amazement I have everyday, seeing them with each other, like they were born of the same. They sleep like Ying and Yang. They clean each other. Irish sits and gives paw upon command, Scout still fetches. They re truly like our children! I don't even know how I got to your site. I was looking for information about Druids. I am reading "The Mists of Avalon" - have you read it? Lu - does your name stem from Lugh? The "pagan" goddess of dance and light?
Liam and Bradley Salvador-Durkin <>
Ridgefield, CT USA - Tuesday, December 29, 1998 at 20:48:19 (EST)