Mr Spock came from the local Humane Society. I had long wanted a flame point cat (since I’m a redhead) but had decided against buying another purebred cat. (My only purebred is Valentino, who was a Valentine’s Day gift from Mr. SCL.) After bottleraising and/or fostering many homeless kittens, I just couldn’t buy a kitten that would get a home without any help from me.
So I’m at work at the vets office one morning, and I hear her before they open the doors to the clinic; (this is a translation) “Plenty hungry noooooooow!! Plenty pissed off noooooooooooow! Somebody’s gonna pay for this!” In one of the Humane Society carriers, brought in for her spay surgery, is a beautiful flame point female. Her voice tells me there is definitely some Siamese in her family tree, but she’s not a purebred and…she’s already adopted.
I ask the worker who brought the kittens & puppies in for surgery if there were any more flamepoints in that litter. He doesn’t know, but will check and have someone call me. I got a call later that afternoon - there are two flamepoint males and a solid black female left from that litter.
This is on Wednesday, and my day off is Friday. I beg the lady to hold one of the flamepoints for me. She says she will “try”. I go to the Humane Society first thing Friday morning and there are no flamepoint kittens anywhere to be seen. Disappointed, I ask for the lady who had said she would try to hold one. She takes me in back - she had held both of them so I could have my pick! (::kisses to you, Greta!!: I looked without opening the kennel for a few minutes, and had decided on the one that had the longer hair. I opened the kennel, and Mr. Spock (not the one I had picked) leaped out and climbed me. What could I say?
Best choice I (n)ever made! He’s a wonderful fatboy, who sits up and begs for attention. It’s also funny that he had been known to say “AFLAC” which is hilarious because the owners of my local hockey team are the one of the sons of the founder and his wife. If I can ever get it on tape, I’m rich! (Altho Shelby Amos says the cat just wants the duck!)