This is Plato. and he’ll have been a part of our family for a year, right around Halloween time. While he’s certain the color for Halloween, he’s far more than just another black cat. He is a smart and beautiful cat with a most magnificent tail.
Before Plato there had been Sawyer the cat. Emma’s beloved Sawyer left us last fall. She was a beautiful calico cat and at 16 yrs had lived a full life. When Emma was born, Sawyer (who never had kittens), adopted Emma, the two became inseparable, when Emma lost her dear father 4 years ago, Sawyer rarely left her side, she was an amazing cat and we were all sad when she was gone.
But for Emma, under the circumstances Sawyer was one too many losses and left an unusually large hole of sadness in her heart and although we had said no more pets, already having 3 cats and 2 dogs (not counting Sawyer) we felt that here was a loss we could partially replace for Emma. So we went to a special rescue place for cats and Emma picked out the kitten of her choice.
Plato is beautiful and playful and has turned out, as I mentioned at the beginning, to be very intelligent. He’s thinks about things and studies to improve his learning, LOL. Seriously, he is very clever and we never know what to expect with him even after a year. And he adores Emma!
He hasn’t replaced Sawyer, Emma still misses her, but he is a wonderful companion for Emma and the other animals have graciously (well not entirely) accepted him into the family as well!
You must admit he is beautiful, and take my word for it – he’s also smart! Well okay, to be honest, my Franky and Jonny think he’s a pain in the …
Happy Wednesday/Thursday everyone!
9 thoughts on “Meet Plato – The Intelligent Cat!”
Love Emma’s look with the hat!
She looks so happy holding that cat.
So sad to loose a fury family member.
Happy that Emma found Plato to keep her company.
xo 🙂 🙂 xo
It was a tough one, RoSy, she really associated the loss of her dad with the nightly comfort from her cat, Sawyer, so when Sawyer was gone we had a few tough weeks and were so happy when she decided she wanted to pick out a new kitten! All is well now, although she still draws pictures of Sawyer in heaven! 🙂 xo
Bless her heart.
I can’t believe it’s been a year already. Plato looks proper fun, and I bet he still tears around the house at breakneck speed.
Enjoy the rest of your week Penny
Well actually, Alastair, he is ever bit as smart as I said and a real terror. Racing everywhere, getting into everything, play-attacking my cats, who amazingly put up with it, mostly. Waking everyone up in the middle of the night, etc. But we do love him, sigh! 🙂
Haha. Sully is the same, except Gogh doesn’t put up with it. I have boxes across the front room as it is so much fun watching him in them. It sounds like Plato keeps you – and the other animals – on your toes.
Even I feel so sad when I my bunnies passed away.
I understand, we can become very attached, in a loving way to our pets, Yoshiko!