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Copernicus the Cat

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Back in March, after Cafe Con Leche passed away, we were sure that there’s no way we were ready for a new cat. We thought that we needed time to adjust and for our Jhumpa to have all of our love…we decided to go into Berkeley East Bay Humane to test out the waters, and boy did we get wet!

This little guy, Copernicus, is a brown tabby, and was the last one of three brothers that morning to get adopted. He is the runt of the litter. Initially, I didn’t want to hold him while we were there, and being there conjured up a lot of nostalgia and emotion. But I gave in and as soon as I held him, I thought, “his name is Copernicus…” (kind of like in the movie Fight Club mantra), and he wouldn’t stop purring.

We brought him home that day and gave him a lot of time to acclimate. And allowed Jhumpa to test him out as well (didn’t realize how sensitive this process was until now, check it!). Gradually within two weeks, she was “okay” with it. Now, a month and a half later, she’s still hissing at him, but we witnessed the first licking and grooming Jhumpa displayed. She was loving our little Copernicus. Heart melted for both of us very quickly.

In the slideshow below, you can get a sense of how cute Copernicus looks and how little this guy is…and Jhumpa has really accepted him by letting him sleep next to her…

Needless to say, after the kitten scratches, sleepless nights, we are both very glad we made that trip to the Berkeley Humane.

RIP Cafe (we still miss you dearly…)

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Written by F&W

May 10, 2012 at 8:35 pm