Most of you know that we have left our fabulous BearCat at home in Victoria. We are what you would refer to as “cat suck bags”. Well apparently we had that written all over our face when we checked into Villas Macondo, as a new friend appeared on our stoop right after we checked in.
Yup, that’s her (or him as Shaun would later discover during a rather exposing grooming session). Bashed up nose, scruffy, and huge! Just a big ole Tom Cat. Her rough looking exterior, and our history with unpredictable cats made us a little wary of her. For the first few days, we gave her some space.
That certainly didn’t stop her from making herself right at home.
No matter where we are in the hostel, she wasn’t far behind. Then, one fateful evening Shaun and I were enjoying some pineapple by the pool when.
It was decided that our feline friend needed a name. “Bearly Bear” came to me pretty quickly. We’ve even translated it, although Shaun and I are debating the direct translation. Barely Bear translates to apenas oso, and although Shaun thinks that hilarious, I find the pronunciation leaves something to be desired. I deviated the wording a bit and dubbed her escasamente oso (slightly bear).
Now that she has a name, she is a permanent fixture for us.
She certainly has been a fabulous companion this week, and has helped ease us into our bearcat withdrawals. She certainly doesn’t compare to Bear but..maybe… if you see Bear… don’t mention our new friend, she is sort of the jealous type.
Have you ever encountered a “travel pet”?
Don’t let Bear see this!
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So sweet! We had Rusty the cat befriend us when we rented a farmhouse in Florence. Transients sense those who are in need of some feline love 🙂
We totally miss her this week! We have two dogs at this hostel, but it’s not the same!!
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