by Colin and Elizabeth
(Port Elizabeth RSA)
We only had Geordie for 2 years and 2 months. We absolutely loved him, he loved me! I found him in a pipe at the back of our retirement village where I work.
We didn’t know he was a Weegie. But, we did know he belonged to someone. He was filthy, his hair was matted and didn’t smell too nice! We, and our local AWS, searched for his humans.
My husband and I had recently lost our cat of 16 years. She was boarded while we were on holiday. She managed to get out and went away to die. Cat Care found her, but she had to be put down. It was a terrible time for us, so we knew that someone was looking for their cat.
To no avail, emailing, ads in the paper, nothing helped. All the while Geordie (as we came to call him) was creeping deeper into our hearts.
Eventually, AWS decided we could adopt him and we had him neutered. Anyone who knows a Weegie will know what a pleasure and privilege it was to have such an animal in our home. We grew to love him so very much.
One day I saw a magazine with a picture of him on the front. I bought the book and discovered that our Geordie was a Weegie!!!! Of course HE wasn’t on the book, but, I soon learned on the internet, he and his relatives look very much alike.
They are beautiful, strong, loving, intelligent, gregarious animals and I never want to be without one – as much as, presently, we are mourning the death, last week, of our beloved boy.
He was much older than we originally imagined and with age his kidneys collapsed completely.
We are so grateful that he came to us when he did and that we had the opportunity to get to know him and his breed.
Colin and Elizabeth