Just Because…

Lately, I’ve had a few extra projects going on, and I’ve been away from Mermaids Don’t Do Windows.

To make it up to you, I give you CUTENESS:

Image by Amber West via WANA Commons

Image by Amber West via WANA Commons

I’m not owned by any cats now.Β  (Yes, I wrote that correctly. πŸ™‚ )
Throughout high school, I was owned by a couple of hilarious and wonderful kitties.

My favorite cat was a wild kitten who found me at the shopping mall.

While my best friend, V, and I waited for her dad to pick us up, the most adorable speckled calico kitten walked up to me and mewed.

She was the sweetest thing ever. We played with her until my friend’s dad arrived, but then I couldn’t leave her. I scooped her up and brought her home.

“Mom, look what I found on the driveway!”
(Terrible lie, I know. I’ve since confessed to my family where the cat found me.)

This was absolutely the best cat that has ever owned me. Here’s why:

  • She made friends with our dog, who hated cats.
  • She purred all the time.
  • She let me bathe her and blow her dry with the hair dryer. She loved it.
  • She ambushed our ankles, but never used her claws.
  • She was my cat. When I walked into the room, no other humans in the house mattered to her.

Have you ever been owned by a great cat or other pet? What was the cutest thing your pet ever did?

17 thoughts on “Just Because…

  1. Pauline Baird Jones

    I have totally been owned by cats, both sweet and bitter. I was very obedient human, but that didn’t matter to the bitter cat who only loved our son. When I was in high school we had a cat who slept on the bed like a human. He’d use a pillow and was a total bed hog. But a great cat. Happy sigh.

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      Those bitter cats are something else. The last cat that owned my family was twisted and bitter. She liked only my mom and let the rest of us know it by spraying in our rooms. She was quite odd and the only cat we gave away. Didn’t miss her at all.

      The sweet cats are the best. Happy sigh. πŸ™‚

  2. Debbie J

    I never knew you were a cat person! I love my kitties and I can’t be without one in the house for long. I just recently went from a 1 kitty household to a 2 kitty household. I never thought I would want 2 at once, but they really do keep each other entertained. I always hated when my previous cats would pounce on my ankles with claws! Nylons were always hard to wear around them. Now with 2 they keep each other entertained, but they don’t need us humans as much that way. Kitty #1 tolerates being rubbed only when she wants to be. Kitty #2 is constantly asking for a rub down. She is my favorite, but we all fight for the Kitty #1’s attention since she gives it to us so rarely and on her own terms. I’d like to say Kitty #2 loves only me like my previous kitties did, but alas, the boys are always competing with me for her love. I am no longer the best loved and I do my best to accept that πŸ™‚

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      I’m full of surprises. πŸ˜€ I loved this cat in the post, and I couldn’t imagine ever finding one as good. I don’t think we’ll ever get a cat though. I do love how independent they are.

      LOL about your kitties. I’m sure they know who feeds them.

  3. jolenenavarro

    In High School I had a cat named Whiskey – A friend had to move back to Holland and couldn’t take her cat two year old cat with her. He lived under my bed and pouted for two weeks then started sleeping with me. When I came home from school he would be sitting on the front step waiting for me. I always thought he feared of being left again.

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      Poor kitty! He figured out quickly that you were there for him though. I can’t imagine how hard it was for your friend to leave him behind. You were a good friend for taking him in like that.

  4. Widdershins

    The longest kitteh relationship I ever had was 21 years … which makes it the longest relationship I ever had with anyone, of any species. I am proud to be a cat staffer to a moggie who is 19, and counting. My wife is the senior cat-staffer, but I am an acceptable back-up

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      I’m impressed with your cats’ longevity! 21 and 19 (so far) years–I think these cats have had a very happy home. Your wife’s cat must know you’re a good cat person to own, too. πŸ˜‰

  5. Nicole Grabner

    We are currently ‘owned’ by a wonderful German Shepard named Leah, who is the most patient dog that I know (she is currently putting up with two foster puppies that we have who think that she’s their mother); and we are also ‘owned’ by our rescue dog, Rowdy, who is anything but his name (the most mellow dog I have ever met), but LOVES our daughter like his own. πŸ™‚ They are the best!

  6. Laura Ritchie

    Doby believes he is our captive. (You should hear him bawling at the front door when we refuse to let him out after curfew.) He is also completely unaware that he is a cat, so please don’t try to convince him otherwise… It will just upset him. So, he hangs out with the dog, and chases the other cats.

    I have always had a soft spot for animals with an excess of personality. Funny thing, they always seem to “choose” me too.

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      LOL! Doby is a confused creature. Did something happen when he was a kitten that made him think he was a pup? I love hearing stories about eccentric animals. Thanks for sharing.

      1. Laura Ritchie

        I rescued him at a very young age, and he had to be bottle-fed. Once he was able to wander the house, he just took to following the dogs around, and that was it. Odd thing is, we have other house cats. He just never caught on that he belonged with them. He even let my daughter trim his nails when she groomed the dogs. πŸ™‚

  7. Debra Kristi

    I have definitely been owned by a great cat. A couple, actually. The one that comes to the forefront of my mind is Sugar. She was with me for 20 years. Almost dying in her first month with me, she was saved with a blood transfusion. She was stuck to me like glue after that. My cat for sure. She let me know how irritated she was that I had kids, or that I moved out of my parents’ home for a short period without her.

    Cats know how to let their feels be known pretty clearly. Our cat now tends to pick me over the others, although I don’t think of her as mine. She belongs to the kids – and she is totally crazy!
    I think your girls need a kitty!

    1. Diana Beebe Post author

      Sugar sounds like she was a wonderful cat. She had a good long life, even if she had to share her human. πŸ™‚

      LOL. My girls can get cats when they have their own places. The dogs are more than enough responsibility right now.

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