Hey, it is me, Alex…
I know I already shared on Saturday that I am having a stressful time of it, you know with Google Friend Connect no longer supporting non-blogger blogs effective March 1st, but that is only the half of it. I have something else weighing on my mind. I have a major decision that I am wrestling with…. If you think it is easy being a man cat, well you have another guess coming my friend!
I am no spring chicken, you know. In fact, at seventeen, I am in my twilight years. But, I am not complaining. I have had a good life. Ok, sure, my first year or so was hard; I wasn’t loved or cared for. In fact, I lived through certain things that I don’t want to discuss. Ever… No one knows about that time of my life, not even my parents, and they never will.
But, around my first birthday, my luck changed. I found myself a wonderful father. While my dad wasn’t sure at first he was ready for me, I sized him up rather quickly and decided he would fit my needs, so I turned on my charm, and needless to say, the rest is history.
I loved living with my dad. But, something was missing. I couldn’t put my finger on it at first, but when Hilary first came over our house, instantly I knew what I was missing. A mommy! Just like with my dad, I knew that she was just what this man cat needed.
But unfortunately, it took my dad YEARS to come to his senses, and make it happen… you know how those commitment phobic men can be? Honestly, if not for my constant pestering, I wonder if he ever would have made his move…. But that is a story for another day (which my mom plans on sharing with you in a BIG way.)
But, I digressed. My dad did come to his senses, and he did get me a mommy, and I was thrilled. But something STILL was missing. I couldn’t put my paw on what it was, but then, about a year ago, it became crystal clear. I needed that special someone in my life… and as luck would have it, thanks to the internet, I found her… My sweet and beautiful Gracie….
Look what she sent me!
Gracie is the most amazing female feline in the whole wide world. As they say, she sure is the cat’s meow. She rocked my world, in ways I didn’t think possible. Not only do I have the most amazing time with her, she also has a heart of gold. When I was sick this summer with Cancer, and had to have my tail amputated, her love and support got me through. I couldn’t have done it without her. She is the best.
I love Gracie more than purrs can say…So, here is my dilemma… What to do about it?
You know what they say, if a man cat isn’t married by the time he is ten, chances are he will never get married. And a commitment phobic man cat can’t change his spots. But then I look at my dad, and saw he broke the stereotypes so maybe there is hope for me.
So, I have been wrestling with this quandary all week. I have discussed it with my mom, my dad, and my grandma… All of them have different thoughts and opinions, and rather than listening to any of them, I am just going to follow my heart….
OK, here goes…..
Gracie, today is Valentine’s Day. A day of romance and a day of love, and I love you sweet girl. Having you in my life, this past year has been beyond amazing. I am so thankful for you. I never want to lose you, so, Gracie, will you marry me????
Brian / Terry, I am sorry I didn’t ask your permission first. I hope you don’t mind… But don’t worry, I plan on having a long engagement…….