|Me shortly after Mom found me.
My birthday is Sunday June 24 but this year Mom is featuring me all week long on the blog to celebrate my life of 21 years. How often does a kitty live that long? We will have an open house this week with lots of food, beverages and games and toys so do drop back in. The big party will be on Sunday with all kinds of surprises.
For each post I will tell a story about me - some fun thing I do or a good story from my younger days. I am Mom's first cat. It was fate that she found me just after Christmas in 1991. She was living in Florida then and was at a strip mall and noticed a bunch of people talking to a kitten. That was me! I was trying to get inside the store and was on my hind legs, pawing at the window for all I was worth. I was ignoring everybody. People were trying to get me to come to them but I was not going to do it.
Mom came by and talked to me and I turned right around and went to her! I knew she was supposed to be my Mom. No one knew how I got there or who I belonged to. Mom had to get me some kitty supplies so she put me in the car in the shade and went to get food, litter and all the good stuff. I sat on her lap in the car when we drove back to the house, looking out the window. I knew this was the my forever home.
Mom did try to find out if I was lost - she called the animal shelter, looked in the paper and asked everyone nearby if they ever saw me before but no one had. I think someone dumped me at the shopping center - their loss!
Mom didn't know much about cats, never mind torties like me. I did what I wanted when I wanted. I didn't like to be petted back then - I preferred to sit in the same room with Mom and Pop and be with them. Mom kept me inside but I had a screened porch to play on and I liked to be out there.
I had a very loud purr and would sleep on their bedroom dresser at night purring so loud Pop couldn't sleep. He would put me outside the room and shut the door. That made me mad so I would pummel the door with my front paws! Of course they let me back in. They didn't realize then that I made the rules!
Come back tomorrow for more stories about me! Help yourself to all the goodies and hang out with me for a while today. I am so very grateful to have me sooo many great cats since we began blogging in 2009!
P.S. We still don't have a computer so we don't have access to our photos. Mom has to sneak some at work or use old ones we have on the blog. I am feeling much better and so is Snowball who is still on antibiotics for his UTI!