Cat lovers know their fellow cat lovers, and the kitties themselves know it, too.
Affirmation this is exceptionally true for me came when my childhood friend in Clarkston called the moment he believed there'd be no reason for me to say no to a new feline friend.
My friend, Shaun, loves cats and cat-like creatures with a passion unparalleled by even me.
Turbo is on Shaun's list of top 10 most loved things in life, ranking right up there with his son, parents, etc.
Turbo, though, isn't Shaun's brother or cousin and he certainly is no ordinary kitty. He's a Serval. If you google Servals, you'll see not only are they large cheetah-looking critters, but they're very big and even scary looking to some.
Shaun's got a passion for unusual cats, hence the phone call and plea to me.
The animal organization that played matchmaker with Turbo and Shaun also called Shaun when Cesar, a 20-pound half-jungle cat, half-Serengeti rescue came their way.
Shaun thought Cesar and Turbo would be the best of friends.
They tolerate each other OK, but there's really no love between the two animals.
And because of that, Shaun called up yours truly.
It wasn't long before my son and I decided a 20-pound previously abused half-jungle cat, half-Serengeti would be perfect for us.
At the mere idea of Cesar's presence in our home and hearts, we're filled with excitement and anticipation.
And how else would this fat cat have ended up in my life, except for me and Shaun's affection and adoration for any and all things feline?