by Diane (Perth Australia)
We already owned a gorgeous Burmese girl named Delilah (4 months) when we purchased Samson a 12 week old Devon Rex. At first Delilah did her best to make Samson very unwelcome by hissing, chasing and biting him.
After a few weeks Samson had endeared himself not only to myself but to Delilah. He was first to greet us in the morning, first at the front door to meet us after work and first on our lap when we sat down. He loved nothing more than fetching his tinsel ball and bringing it back for another throw or running up the stairs to play catch with a small ball. He had the loudest purr I have ever heard and the biggest appetite. Cleaning the litter box was always a challenge. When we spoke to Samson he always looked directly into our eyes which was very unusual for a cat.
Just after Xmas 2009 when Samson was 5 months old he became very quiet. He had a high temperature as was not himself. After a 10 day period of tests Samson was diagnosed with Feline Peritonitis, a fatal disease of cats. We sadly took him to the vet to be euthanased.
Samson made such a big impression on us in such a short time. We miss him dearly.
It is now February and we feel the time is right to get another kitten, so this weekend we will be picking up our new Devon Rex boy. We look forward to the energy and love he will bring into our lives.