July 4th 2012 6:40 am
[ Leave A Comment | 6 people already have ]
Happy 4th of July! Great day to relax, stay inside or in fenced in places, on a harness, or in a protected space.
A few years ago, I showed up outside the house Mommy and Daddy were living in. Rather, across the street. I was found sleeping in a guy's old truck..he would leave the back window open and I would go in to take shelter. When it got too hot, I slept under it.
Mommy and Daddy will aways wonder where I came from. Those days I looked pretty rough...in a couple early pictures of me on my page you get an idea. Anyway, I had coarse, greasy fur, a big head, and I was skinny. I wasn't neutered then, but I never bothered the girl cats-even then I was pretty well mannered and a gentle soul.
Mommy's sister-my aunt Kathy was the one who found me, along with a nice girl who at the time was pet sitting Bella. I was just hanging around, and they both got me to the vet,and the nice girl and my aunt found a rescue that would take me. Mommy and Daddy were away at that point, and came back to meet me. Daddy said when he first saw me, he knew he would be 'my' person and that we weren't going to be parted, but they were living in Mom's mom's house, and there were already 5 cats there and her mom said that was too many.
I was put out on a screened porch, and was supposed to go to the rescue the next day when the vet called and said my test came back positive for FIV+. The rescue said they couldn't take me, but Mom told them that since they had taken money as a donation for my upkeep, that they needed to help.
Reluctantly, they allowed me to come on the weekends and stay the day. So every Saturday and Sunday I would be there, in a cage. I hated it. I didn't want to be there at all. Mom said I would look so sad when they would bring me, and so happy when I came home.
Well, after awhile my dad got a job down south. He told my Aunt that was IT, I was getting busted out of there. He packed up all he and moms stuff and me...and I rode down to Alabama with him! He had an apartment, but no furniture, cause he was waiting for Mommy got move down-and Mom wasn't goign to move for another 3 months.
Well, it's a good thing she didn't. It turned out the man who owned the restaurant was not a nice person. He didn't pay anyone, including daddy his last month's salary and then the man dissapeared. Turned out he owed the State of Alabama alot of money for another place he had done that with, and this one too.
Daddy came back to NY with me....it's a long story as to why, but we shortly after moved here.
I've changed alot in the 2 years I have been here. I have become the resident Mellow Fellow, the chilled out easy going second in charge...Bella is the first, and I don't forget that. Smokie wants to be dominant cat, and is taking on young CK for that role....but hey, thats too much work. I'm a lover, not a fighter. I'd much rather chill on the bed, or in a sunspot and have some chicken....
anybody got any chicken?
So glad to be here and that I have gotten to know you all....
love and light,
Leave A Comment | 6 people already have
Glad yous was GOT!!! Wees loves yous, Ruffy!!
Ah, yes. The joyful memories of Gotcha Day. Congrats on finding just the right forever home, Ruffy. I have to say, you clean up real good.
I sended you my heart, Ruffy. Didja get it yet? Isa prezzie on yer page.
Happy happy got cha day my dear friend. Nothing better than a home of your own. Sounds like your time on the street was rough. But that was nice of the man to let you stay in his truck. Glad your dad and mom gave you a home.
Happy Gotcha Day! You have a gotcha story full of adventure and travel.
Happy Gotcha Day!