In one week, we got a new car and a new cat. Both are black and white and just what we needed. In fact, the cat came with the name Mr. Right.
Beyond the colors, the other important similarity is that both are investments we’ll ideally have for years to come.
While the car is new, the cat is five and has, we found, a broken back tooth that makes his breath smell, to be kind, not as delightful as new car smell.
We have tried calling him Mr. Right (and a couple dozen other names to see what he’ll come to). Mr. Right is clearly not his real name (it was perhaps the shelter’s marketing genius), but once his tooth gets fixed, he’ll be even more Right.