It’s been 1 year since I adopted Hunter 🙂 Last year some friends and I went to one of my favorite spots here in Mexico City – Boxque Teva. I had a small mushroom trip that night. The next day we went up to a monastery for breakfast. I found this weird and awesome ‘viking’ hat at one of the vendors up there. We got back to Boxque Teva, and from nowhere this beautiful red cat comes up to me and is super friendly.
We all love animals so of course he got a lot of attention from all of us. My friend Laura wanted to take pics of me and my new hat, and the cat just followed along and pretended I was a normal human being hahahaaa…
He didn’t mind my hat and was just being happy to be held.
The people that manage the place told me that the cat was homeless and asked if I wanted him. Of course I did. I want to rescue all animals. I said I would go home and think about it and make sure I have people who would look after him when I travel. Both Ximena and Julieta said they would happily help and I called and said I would take him.
He only appeared at Boxque Teva now and then and would take off for days before returning. I had to wait 2 weeks before he appeared again. During those weeks I feared that he ran off for good or maybe was in an accident. Imagining the worst. They finally called and we met up at a veterinarian who checked him out before he could come home with me. He was fine, just a bit scuffed up and dirty. We took an Uber to his new home.
I had already named him Hunter S Thompson. He goes by Hunter though. This is when we first got home. He was under the couch for about 5 minutes and then he came out and explored. After he checked out his new crib, he was just happy to cuddle up 🙂
I love him so much! The veterinarian said he’s about 5-6 years old. I have decided that today is his birthday and he is 6 years old 🙂 Served him some ground up beef with liver and other nutritious stuff in it this morning. It’s his favorite. And then put him back to bed…
Sooo, the story about my friend George adopting a dog in Colombia is quite similar to Hunter’s story. Almost on the same date, a year after Boxque Teva, me, Laura and George got together in Colombia as you know. George and I had a shroom ceremony. The day after that, when Laura was taking pictures, this cute dog appears. Super friendly and loving. Long story short, George adopts her after finding out she doesn’t have a home.
The joke now is that next year, at this time of the year, we’ll all meet again and whatever animal shows up, Laura has to adopt. I hope it’s a Puma 🙂
Happy birthday to Hunter and here’s a few more pics of him just because 🙂
Byyyeeee, Puma & Hunter