Sunday, January 10, 2010
A Very Lonely, Empty House
Dis is a picture of me (on the left) with my ooman sisfur's kitty, Big Guy Amos.
To refresh your memory, M & D had to go on a vacation right after der Misty crossed over the Rainbow Bridge.
Two days after M & D came home from their vacation D says to M, “If a person wanted to get another cat, how would they go about it?” Now, this is a human, M tells me, dat said when they got together a long time ago dat he really didn’t like cats – he was a DOG man. Now 3 cats and 1 doggie later, he wants to know how to get another kitty! He he, M is wondering what planet he lived on for the past several years. Well, the next day dey came to the shelter where I was living.
I was in a big room with bout 20 other cats, just hanging out, hoping someone would like me cuz I was getting very tired of dis place. Den one day I looked up and saw dis big man and lady looking through the glass at me. When dey opened the door and walked in, I ran right up to the big man and rubbed against his leg many times. He reached down, picked me up, and I started purring and licking his face. It was instant love for us. Meanwhile, the lady went to the snobby Princess cat and picked her up. He he – but Princess didn’t like being held all dat much and scrambled to get down. He he - dat made me very happy cuz Princess was, well, a princess. She thought she ruled the kingdom!
I sat on the big guy’s lap while the lady talked to the worker at the shelter. I could hear dem taking something about dey needed a cat dat would get along with their daughter’s 2 cats. Meanwhile, the big man is telling M “How about this little guy? “ “He’s very friendly & loveable.” The shelter lady even said I would be a good cat based on what the man and lady had told her. But the lady said something bout how they shouldn’t rush into a decision and should come back the next day. Boy, did I ever feel sad den. I thought sure dey didn’t like me. I know de big guy really wanted to take me home right den and there. Don't know what the lady's problem was cuz I was very nice and loveable to dem. But I resigned myself to having to live at the shelter forever or suffer the horrible fate of simply disappearing one day, never to be seen in dat room again like I had seen happen to other kitties der.
I was surprised the next day to see the big man and lady come back. I immediately ran right up to the guy and started purring again. Dis time the lady picked me up and sat down. I purred for all I was worth and even nibbled on her cheek for good measure. It was my goal to really impress the lady so she would love me like the big guy did.
The shelter lady told M & D I really needed to go to a home cuz I had been der 2 months and needed to get out of der. Shelter lady kept telling the guy and lady dat I was really a sweet cat and had a good disposition (whatever dat is) Well, finally the lady said they would take me but would come back the next day cuz something bout dey wanted to take me to the VET and VET not open on Sunday. So, I got sad all over again cuz I thought they still didn’t want me.
You can imagine my surprise when I saw the lady come back the next day carrying a box. I saw her through the window doing something with papers. Den pretty soon she came into the room I was in and picked me up. I purrrrrrrred for all I was worth. Dis time it worked. The lady, who I now call M, put me and the box into the car and told me we were going to stop someplace called the VET and it would be okay. We be der soon. Well, I was very scared and worried bout what this VET thing was. I was trying to meow, but my meow was coming out all croaky - kind of like a frog. M laughed at me and said I sure had a funny meow! Well, duh - I was in a strange boxy thing being taken somewhere called the VET and was SCARED TO DEATH!
Well, dat’s enough for dis day. Come back again next week and hear what happens next.