My beloved Cat Diamond passed away on May 21st, 2016. He was only nine months old and had been battling Feline Leukemia. It was the most heartbreaking, Soul crushing experience I have ever gone through.
Diamonds Soul entered another cats body and came and found me two days after his death. The last thing I wanted was another cat. But here I was in the middle of no where at a friends friends property. I was sitting alone crying over him when this kitten appeared and stared in my eyes right through my Soul and started licking away my tears. I took a pic of him and he totally posed for it.
My friend and I went camping for 3 days and then went back to her friends property. There he was following me everywhere. I was closing a gate because we were leaving. I closed it and felt something on my feet. He had slipped out before I shut it and was sitting on my feet looking up at me through my Soul again. Of course I brought him home! Every time I would cry over the death (which I still did daily for months) there he would come running to lick away my tears!
The 2nd day after I brought him home I found him behind the laundry room door on Diamonds blanket with a far away look. Later that day when he again was licking my tears I asked “Diamond, is that you?” He looked at me then started kneading the blanket and looked up at me to make sure I was watching. Now I know cats kneading is very common but Diamond didn’t do it until he got sick. Aten has only done it a few times since but only on my neck!
My Sons 6 month old male cat Ceasar adopted Diamond when I brought him home at 7 weeks old and gave him his daily baths. My Luna cat is a snob. Our other 6 month old Toonces also played with Diamond and they had the same parents only the mother wasnt FeLV+ with Toonces. Boy was Ceasar confused! He knew it was Diamond but didn’t understand what he was doing in that body and playing and not sick! Ceasar watched him all day from a corner the first day. Then they all played and he got baths just like before! Usually cats hiss at a new cat but they all knew it was Diamond! I asked again a week later “Diamond is that you?” He looked at me and whapped me across the nose as if to say, “Yes! Now stop asking me that!”
Both LOVE water! Both meow at faucets and even the tub for someone to turn on the water so they (he) could play in it! Both sleep with me all night every night same position. I also take a full dropper every day because I get very sick with kidney infections when I don’t. Aten (Diamond) must remember taking it because he comes running every time I take it and if I take too long to share (because I tease) he reaches with his paw and tries to grab the dropper! He still gets it every day!
The only difference between the two is looks (Aten has an 8 month old Sister identical to Diamond!) now his name is Aten pronounced ah-tin. He weighed 11 pounds at 10 months! Now at 15 months he is 13 lbs. Big, healthy and strong and a total BRAT! too! I’ve just entered him to be on that TV show My Cat From Hell. He is so much a brat with so much energy we just laugh! He’s really from heaven. He’s just making up for the lack of energy and the things he couldn’t do the last few months of his last life!