March 5th 2012 8:18 am
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Happy 'birthday'. I can still remeber the day I first saw you, a skinny orange cat with a huge head. You ran up to me, meowing and purring. You weren't hungry...hard to believe....but you were hungry for a home, and people.
I know you didn't like those weekends at the rescue, and I know how happy you were to come home every evening...because I believe that even then, your home was with us. Daddy said he knew it too. We would go and get you, and you would be so happy to leave, and come back to your glassed in porch. You must have been so happy to go with Daddy to Gulf Shores, when he had the job there....I was looking forward to joinging you. When Daddy's boss dissapeared and Daddy had to come back to NY with you, I was upset at first. You and I and Daddy and Bella had 'lost' our would be home. But now I know better. I know that magick lies at the core of your little heart. You were simply putting us in position to save other furs...and so now, as months ave passed, we have added Smokie, Prinny, Natalie, and CK. Ah, Ruffy-I know it was you who put them square into our path-even if you didn't always like them being in ' your space'.
You've been my strong boy, even with so much gone on. I know when I watch you cavort, that you are my Jester. I know when you beg at daddy's elbow at mealtime, that you long ago learned he was yours to command.
Yet, you're a Sacred Fool, aren't you, my Ruffy? You are magickal-I can tell when I look in your large half closed eyes, as you tilt your head for me to scratch under your chin, as you ease up beside me and so carefully remove a chicken wing from a plate....there is something about you that is so otherworldy...
Daddy said once you're a Familar. And you are.
You are magickal, with your tufted ears, a purr resounding from you as you gaze out the window. How to explain a butterfly the day after Tigger went to the Bridge as it came to alight on the window pane. But you placed your paw to it, and I watched you watch it dissapear up into the sky.
I remember you when you first came, so skinny, with a big head. Your fur was coarse and brittle. I remember one of the volunteer's at the rescue telling me excitedly 'he ate three plates sitting on my lap!' and the lady who 'owned' the rescue telling me sourly we needed to bring food from home for you because you ate so much!
And now, as I watch you leap up to the back of the box in the bedroom, and gaze out the back window, your eyes on a squirrel and then leap down and up onto the bed close to Natalie-but not too close to upset her, that you somehow Know what others need. You don't make magick, Ruffy.
You are Magick.
Today, I thank you for you. For choosing us. For making us yours. I will never know where you came from, but I suspect you were our gift from the Universe-and the best gift we've ever gotten.
Happy, happy birthday, baby.
Mommy and Daddy
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That's beautiful. Ruffy, you're a lucky boy to be so loved.
That's purrfect! You are so loved Ruffy! What great parents! Love you buddy, HAPPY BIRTHDAY TO YOU!
ooohhhh. that's so beautiful! what an awesome story of you and your family. :')
So pretty the words you say, can make my mom tear up as she "feels" what a feline in the cold feels when the said feline is brought in from the cold to stay. hugs and a very happy birthday.