Mikou has come to stay!
We were minding Mikou for his owner, who had to travel to Montreal for medical appointments and it was time to return him. I messaged the owner and mentioned how much I missed my cats. I also asked if her son was willing to give him up for adoption or sell him to me.
Immediate answer: Sell!
Cats are not highly-regarded pets here. When I told one of Andy’s students that I wasn’t able to attend a cultural event at a local school because I had to take the cat to the vet, he rolled his eyes.
“Cat!” he scoffed. “Plastic bag, tie a knot and into the lake!” He gestured how he would do this.
When I told one of Andy’s colleagues about the impending sterilization, he offered to perform the procedure … something to do with dental floss and elastic bands.
“No, thanks,” I told him. “I want the cat to hate the vet not me!”