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Tuesday, February 10, 2009

My Two Favorite Cats

Well they are my favorites because they are my only two cats.
Scout
This is Scout. Yes, she was named for Scout Finch from to "To Kill a Mockingbird" which is my favorite all time book. Scout came to us about 14 years ago when we lived in Florida. She showed up one day while Tom was outside smoking a cigar. That night she let us pet her but that's about it. The next morning she showed up again at the back door. Tom warned me not to feed her but an hour later he was putting cereal in a bowl and I was like What the heck are you doing? I said maybe some ham would be better. After that Scout adopted up. She was pretty much a mess when we got her. She was about 9 months old and pregnant and anemic. Well we had to go get a kitty abortion because she might not have lived if she had the cats and, frankly, we didn't want kittens. So little by little we let her into the house and she became our kitty. This is funny because both Tom and I hated cats and didn't want one. But somehow we were meant to be her parents. She is sweet but still after all these years very skittish. She loved being an indoor/outdoor cat but she got beat up all the time. She when we got our next cat, we made her an indoor cat. She hated that.


Shawn

This is Shawn aka Damien. Actually her name was supposed to be Buffy, yes after the Vampire Slayer, which is one of my favorite TV shows. Then her names was changed to Tori after Tori Amos my favorite singer but Tom complained and after a lot of back and forth, we had his friend Martha choose and she chose Shawn after Shawn Colvin whose music Tom was into at the time. I guess it was only fair since I names Scout. But after 13 years, we think Damien would have been better. She is feisty and nutty. Tom actually found her in Florida as well when we lived in Coral Gables. He went for a walk and said she was just lying there in the middle of the sidewalk. He kept walking but on his way back home, she was still there. He felt bad and brought her home. I tend to think she must have hypnotized like vampires do to humans when they are about to strike but that's just me. Anyway, I was home and he says "I have a surprise for you." So I turned around and he had this tiny, ugly, mangy ball of matted fur in the palm of his hand (that's how tiny she was). My first reaction was WTH? Okay, I cleaned up it up because I don't want to be a potty mouth. But there she was. She was hideous. But we had to keep her. She was a mess too but the doc fixed her up. She actually is a pretty cat now but god was she ugly then. But she has had the most health problems. From diabetes (now cured) to having a kitty eye tuck. Yes, she got plastic surgery and I can't. I need all sorts of it but Shawnie got it. She had curled eyelids, very rare in cats but of course she had them. She is sweet sometimes or when she wants something but luckily for us she sleeps a lot so her antics only happen for a few hours a day.
Shawn has broken so much stuff, ruined furniture and has made poor Scout's life a living hell. I think Scout liked being an only child. She beats her, pokes her and eats her food. For us not being cat people, we have learned to love the cats and can't imagine not having them. They have traveled a lot and lived in Florida, Pennsylvania, New Mexico and now North Carolina. I think they miss Florida. Aside from that, they have been good cats and never scratch or bite or cause too much havoc. Now that they are older they are more calm and we like that.
So there you have it. Two of my favorite things.


7 comments:

  1. that is such a sweet story. i love rescuing animals. i'd have another dog if my hubby would let me but he says NO MORE!!! (until one goes, of course) im allergic to cats but i know if i found one in that condition, i'd bring it home too. i'd give it to my friend laura, though. she's a sucker for kitties!!!!

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  2. that is such a sweet story. i love rescuing animals. i'd have another dog if my hubby would let me but he says NO MORE!!! (until one goes, of course) im allergic to cats but i know if i found one in that condition, i'd bring it home too. i'd give it to my friend laura, though. she's a sucker for kitties!!!!

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  3. Thanks annie for always coming in and reading my willy-nillyness!! Hugs.

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  4. I'm not much of a cat person AT ALL (sorry, but it drives me crazy how they can jump on the counters and get fur all around the food...yikes!!) :) but I will say that your cats are very pretty!!

    Good luck on winning my giveaway... I'm soexcited to see who wins and see what they do with their own blogs!!
    BTW- I added a new way to enter...by grabbing my button and adding it to your blog (and then letting me know about it) he-he :)

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  5. Congratulations on winning the goodies from Crouch Candles!

    Your kitty story is so sweet! I love cats, but we don't have any. The last two I got "ran away" to live with the retired couple across the street for us. One of them still lives there.

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  6. Love the kitties. I have 7..I know.7. Anyway, thanks for stopping by my blog and entering my give away. Looks like we are neighbors. I'm in Asheville.

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  7. Isn't forced abortion illegal?? You are such a liberal....lol

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