Thursday, January 8, 2004

Introducing our girls!

In honor of and much thanks to Andrea for helping me through my Journal woes tonight, I am posting not ONE but TWO entries about the other members of my family. Because I know how she loves kitties, and that she probably doesn't even know that I too love them dearly, I am going to introduce you to my two girls, Puzzle (nickname-kitty mama) featured above & Patches (nickname-baby girl) is pictured below.

It was a chilly, October evening 2 yrs and 3 months ago, when we met Puzzle. We had just gotten Stephen in his bed, and we went out to the porch to build a fire in the outdoor fireplace that I had just gotten for Paul so we could sit out there in the cold, and stay warm by the fire. (we don't have an indoor FP) and for some reason, we just had to have one. I remember that I felt something furry rub against my legs and scared the holy manure out of me. We live in the country and it could've been anything, I've seen possums on our porch before. So, I hear this, scared MEOW, and I looked down and saw the saddest looking kitten I'd ever seen. The only light I had was the fireplace, so when I saw her face, I said, "Oh, Paul-look it's been burned and has a scar on it's face! and it's so boney!" I immediately ran in the house and got her some tuna, and she's been a member of our family ever since. My first cat since I was 5 yrs old! Who knew I liked cats? Looking at her face, you can see how we came up with the name, Puzzle. As it turned out, it was not a scar, just a very interesting mark across her face that looks like a puzzle piece. So fitting for her too, for she filled in a part of our lives that was missing. Especially, mine. The following June, she had 3 kittens, we found homes for 2 and kept the runt. The one that everyone calls "ugly." We named her Patches. She's always been babied and is so friendly with everyone. Mama only trusts us. I guess she does have scars. Our neighbors call us the people w/the ugly cats. I beg to differ! Beauty's in the eye of the beholder. (my personal childhood trauma about cats, told below) Also, Patches has her own album.

11 comments:

krobbie67 said...

Gosh these were such great entries. I'm glad you persevered to get this posted. :-)

aynetal3 said...

You've been proliferate in your writing ... it has helped soothed us. We were worried for you and we were afraid that Stephen had been sick again. Your thoughts on the kitties is both sad and recovered nicely. One of our kitties is a snoop around the fridge too. We locked her in accidently. I swear we had no idea and was quite surprised to see her pop out upon opening the door a couple of hours later. You justa gotta keep lovin 'em for all their mischief. Our love, Jamie

andreakingme said...

Oh! Thanks for this one, Mia. I love hearing about kitties who find their owners. Gives me a warm fuzzy feeling and I love that feeling.

A pox upon those neighbors who call Puzzle and Patches ugly!

freeepeace said...

Puzzle is beautiful! [so is Patches] Tell me, are they spayed now? :)

aims814 said...

Oh, yes!! They were both spayed at the same time. (they hated me for days after that little episode!) Thanks, I think they are beautiful too. :)

s0ngbird1962 said...

Mama cat/Patches is just beautiful. I love unusual markings.... Most of my animals have found me too. I've heard it said that "beauty lies in the eye of the butt-holder" hmmm, just read that somewhere...lol...

miarenee24 said...

"beauty lies in the eye of the butt-holder" <<----ROFL at this, songbird! too funny!

jamcs605 said...

I'm happy that you got your cats the way you did. They are beautiful and I so enjoyed your stories. So sad to lose a beloved pet and even worse at such a young age.
Those darn J problems, sometimes they work, sometimes they don't and it doesn't seem to have any rhyme or reason.

wfhbear said...

I have read a lot of your entries back in to October of 2003 through today. Thanks for sharing such interesting thoughts. I enjoyed your pictures also. Good Luck. Bill. "Comments on the events of my life".

onestrangecat said...

lovely story. i love cats also. drop my journal to learn about my latest rescue.

plieck30 said...

There is no such thing as an ugly cat. i enjoyed reading about your cats. My cat Susie is such a nice girl. Paula