There are a lot of things in life that make me happy and today I'm sharing one of those things that's extremely special to me.
My cat - my kitten - my pitten - my bitty princess - the ball of fur that makes sure I know when she's ready for breakfast... or dinner. She makes me very happy.
Okay, it's a bit odd looking but I was trying to capture her cleaning behind her ears... which, by the way, IS THE CUTEST THING IN THE WORLD!
Sorry - but watching a cat wash his or her face is completely enthralling.
At least for me.
This sweet bundle of fur came to live with me a bit over two years ago. She was my Dad's cat and lived with him on about half an acre in the country. It was a very typical case of the cat adopting the person. This cat just started hanging around and Dad started feeding her, then he decided she was his cat.
At first she was strictly 'an outside cat and would sleep in the garage'. However, it wasn't very long before he decided that it was too cold outside and she was allowed in the house but only during the coldest part of the winter. Then.... it was really too hot during the summer so she needed to be inside where she could cool off.
You can see where this is going. It didn't take long to have Dad wrapped around her furry paw. She had full run of the house and the yard whenever she wanted. Dad made her stay in at night and she woke him up early every morning for her breakfast (a habit she has hung on to now that she lives with me).
When we had to move Dad to an Assisted Living Facility, 'Miss Gooch' (Dad couldn't remember her real name anymore) came to live with me.
She's been through a lot, especially in the last few years but she seems to be holding her own.
|I'm helping you sort the mail. Are there any free kitty treats today?|
|Supervisor in charge of EVERYTHING!|
I thought I was rescuing her and that she needed me, but as it turns out we needed each other. I can't imagine what the last two years would have been like without her company.
Sometimes happiness arrives with pointy ears and a long tail.