Bear is in tears. He has fallen hard for a cat that is probably around six months old and almost certainly belongs to someone else. He wants to take it in. I have reluctantly donated some of our dinner which the cat enjoyed and now bear is making friends.
He really, really, really wants a cat.
I can't wait to see what DH makes of it. Probably the same as me - we don't want to see bear unhappy, but darn it to heck we do not want the upheaval of a cat/kitten on top of everything else. It would be helpful if DH and I were not as soft as butter when it comes to bear and very much aware of what bear has been through over the last few years.
I have an uneasy feeling that when bear goes into school and is asked what he did in the holidays he will tell people that he lost a grandad but gained a cat.
Must. Stay. Strong.