Saturday, November 21, 2009

What is Snowball's Story?

I was one of my feral Momcat Lily's first litter of four - three black kittens and one white - me. I don't know what happened to the other kittens but the nice people who were feeding us all fall moved or something and we were left in the cold with no food. My bean Mom was told by neighbors about a white mom cat and one kitten that were struggling to survive in the winter. She started to put food out for us on her back deck out of the wind and sure enough we found it. We were so hungry that we pushed each other out of the way to get to the bowl first. Boy did we eat!

Momcat Lily that following spring.

The food station on the deck.

Bean Mom made a shelter under the house for us and gave us a spot on the deck to eat that protected us from the cold and nasty weather. I kinda liked living outside there and being the only kitten. Mom Lily took real good care of me but then she got pregnant again even tho bean Mom tried to catch us both to get us neutered. I was kinda left on my own a bit while Mom Lily enjoyed sowing her oats.

I would sit on the Tiki man on the deck and look in the windows watching the other cats inside and talk to them. Bean Mom gave me lots of toys and talked to me a ll the time but I would not let her pet me or come too close.

Next thing you know Momcat Lily had more kittens and I was just an extra! I hung around with the little guys some but they were just babies and I was almost a mancat. When they got older, they looked to me like a father since Mom was busy living her life. She was a great momcat to us as kittens but when it was time to move out she took off and left us to fend for ourselves. Bean Mom took real good care of us too.

We got so used to bean Mom even when she put a cage out on the deck and put our food inside. We accepted it and used it as our food station. One day while we were all in it, she closed the door and caught us all! We howled and fought but we were in.

Lily's second litter of kittens.

She had a great shelter already for us that a friend of hers had made from an insulated shed with windows and electricity and a fenced area outside with access thru a cat door. We were scared at first but eventually got used to it and liked being safe, fed and cared for. Bean Mom got us all neutered too and that is when I started to put on weight - I am a roly poly guy now at at four years old. I guess I used to be so afraid I was not gonna get a meal that now I still eat like a wild cat!

Snowball - me- today! I am a big mancat, aren't I?

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Everycat said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us Snowball, you are a beautiful sturdy mancat now. Our Mum loves the picture of you in the snow on the patio. What an expressive face! Your life looks very comfy now :)

We love Luna said...

They all are so adorable, beautiful pictures and story!
happy camera critters

Noll's Nip said...

I liked your story Snowball, especially the happy ending!

Daisy said...

Snowball, you sure are a handsome mancat! I am glad you are safe and happy and will not be making any bebbehs!

Anna said...

Snowball, you are a gorgeous mancat - and so luck to have Bean Mom care for you so much.


You are indeed a handsome fellow!

Ozark Mountain Cats said...

We're glad you've got a good home now. It's no fun being outside in the winter.

Smudge (da former yard kitty)

SASS....Sammy Andy Shelly Sierra said...

Thank you for sharing your story with us.....we are so happy you found a good home.

You certainly are a good lookin' mancat.

Snap said...

Snowball, you are indeed one very handsome man cat and a very lucky one! Wonderful story.

Elin said...

I love read your story :)
Thanks for sharing!

BeadedTail said...

Snowball, you certainly are a very handsome Mancat and we enjoyed your story very much. You are so lucky to have such a special bean Mom to take good care of you. Of course we know she's lucky to have you too!

Corner Gardener Sue said...

Thanks for telling us your story, Snowball. You are a good looking guy!

GLOGIRLY said...

Snowball, you are a beautiful mancat. We really enjoyed reading your story. Sounds like you've got a pretty wonderful bean mom. We're happy you are safe, warm and FED (!) in a nice forever home.

(Glogirly's cat)

PS... forgot to tell you... we LOVE that great photo on the header of the blog. The light is catching that cute pink tongue just right.

Teddy Westlife said...

There's just more of you to love, Snowball.

The Kitty Krew said...

Such a wonderful happy ending story, Snowball. You're a gorgeous mancat now, with lovely white furs. We're very happy that you're safe and warm and WELL-fed. ;) Your mom bean is wonderful.

Purrs and hugs,
The Kitty Krew

sweetbay said...

Snowball is a beautiful cat. :)

Boo-Bah AKA Iris said...

Snowball you are very beautiful. You remind me of my Marshmellow. I am glad that you are cared for and loved. I wish all cats could have a forever home.


Cats in trees said...

Beautiful story. And remember: you can't be a snowball without being a little round.

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

What a story with a wonderful ending. What a nice mom you have to help you and your siblings. Yeah for her! You are not too heavy so don't worry about it. You are a most handsome mancat!

Al said...

Wow thank you for the wonderful story you've shared. Snowball I thank you for wishing me a happy happy birthday and I feel special being featured in Pet Pride with you all greeting me. Thanks.


Anonymous said...

We really enjoyed your life story, Snowball! You are a stunning ManCat~! We're glad you have such a GRRR-8 MomBean!

Angel Gracie=^o.o^= said...

You are such a handsome white mancat! I loved hearing your story. I am so glad that your mom has taken good care of you and now you have a forever home. Yeahhhhh! A happy story.

Ellen Whyte said...

My comment went missing. Target stood on the ESC button.

We said that your mum must love you very much to plot your capture for more than a year. Also, you are a handsome boy!

Debra Taylor said...

Yes, Snowball, you are a big (and beautiful) man cat. What a great story!

Thanks for coming to my blog to wish us well.


Pip said...

Me sure enjoyed reading your story. You sure had a citing start. Me is so glad you gets such a nice furever home like you did!
Thanks fur sharing how you becomes such a fine mancat!



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