His Excellency Aethien wrote:
I lost my black cat a few months ago, he didn't come home anymore.
So after 2 months of searching for him and getting ever more crazy I got 2 new cats 3 weeks ago now which I was told were a pair of brothers but turned out to be brother and sister.
Sorry to hear that Aeth. While I'm not much of a cat person, I am an animal lover, so I feel for you.
I'm sure you know this already but I'll say it anyway, on the outside chance you don't. My uncle had a cat (Caesar) that disappeared and then returned a couple of months later. This continued until somehow he found out (I never got this part straight) that Caesar was living with a neighbor six doors down whenever he went missing. It seems this neighbor thought he had a cat named Little Guy. Maybe your black cat will come home soon. Also, dogs could never be that cool - to carry on two separate lives like that.
As for the gender mis-identification, it was only yesterday I overheard someone talking about this. I never knew that when they're young it is so difficult to determine whether they are male or female. I actually thought this lady was talking about her children by the way she was referring to them - her babies - and I looked at the guy next to me and said, confused and with a straight face, "I never had a problem telling my daughter was a female."
To turn this already too-long post into an interminably long post, but continuing the segue, two nights ago I saw something streak across the floor out of the corner of my eye. I'm sure it was a mouse but when we do get them inside it's in the fall. So, I told my wife the next morning that we need a cat, because her cocker spaniel/poodle mix, Buddy, was laying on his back on his doggie bed with his legs all akimbo, fast asleep while the mouse ran past him.
"the people can always be brought to the bidding of the leaders. That is easy. All you have to do is tell them they are being attacked and denounce the pacifists for lack of patriotism and exposing the country to danger. It works the same way in any country."
Hermann Goering, April 1946.