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.