November 25th 2011 5:33 pm
[ View A Comments (23) ]
Back when the world was young, and the gods still walked the Mesa, Man was innocent and was friends with the animals. He was friends with the dogs, and he was friends with the birds. And the birds were stooopid! (that’s for the Tabbies.) But there were no cats.
It was the dog who most loved him and would follow him everywhere he went. Dog would hunt for Man, and was his companion. He would sleep by Man’s fire, and take whatever bits of food the Man did not want. He didn’t ask for much: the few scraps, a pet now and then.
But Man became lazy and selfish. He began to begrudge Dog the scraps he ate. He complained that Dog wasn’t bringing in enough food. He objected to Dog scratching himself by the fire, and threw him out of the cave into the cold.
The gods saw all this and said: “This isn’t right. Man needs to be taught a lesson.” And they created Cat. Cat didn’t mind sharing Man’s fire; nor did she turn her nose up at the pieces of meat Man threw her…initially. Though she did prefer a little less fat on it, please.
She would allow Man to give her chin scritches, but only as long as she didn’t have something more important to do. Man began doing more and more to please her, but the more he tried, the harder to please she became!
When the gods first constructed Cat, they made her with 7 toes on her front paws and 5 on her back paws. She was very proud of her handsome feet, and groomed them day and night, and scratched repeatedly against the pinon pine trees, keeping her claws strong and sharp. The gods saw this, too, and thought: “Cat is becoming as bad as Man! She could stand to be brought down a notch or two as well.” So they took away 2 of the toes on each of her front paws, and a toe a piece off her back paws.
And that’s the way Cat is today…Except every now and then, Cat is born with 7 toes on both the front paws and 5 toes each on both the back paws. Because Cat will have her or his own way, even with the gods.
Manytoes at Mesa Verde
MOL cats rule and dogs drool (oh mom loves the dogs) but I think they drool and we do rule thanks for putting that in writting for cats (and and dogs) everywhere.
Awww, kitties...I am so honored with this
story you wrote just for me! It's beautiful!
I think my mom's eyes are watering a little
'cause you are the best pals ever to do this
We love you all!
~Manytoes & mom~
You saw your pic at the bottom, too, didn't you? The pawrents used to live in Santa Fe. Some of the best scenery around in the U.
Oh yes! We did see that cool pic at the bottom!
Seems I travel more that my mom! She will not
travel anywhere AT ALL!
Thanks again, young kittehs!
Awww, even setting aside the cool ruins, New Mexico has some truly magical landscape, ranging from full desert to alpine tundra to deeply forested glades with ferns and rare orchids and other wildflowers. Worth taking a tour sometime, though the Mama DOES understand about not traveling if she can help it. She doesn't travel well anymore herself, though she still has to go out to get books unfortunately. If they would just get that teleportation device working...:)
I guess I should of said she doesn't travel
anywhere far. She just never has liked it.
She rather stay around here in Albuquerque
and enjoys staying home with all of us.
We agree New Mexico is awesome, but of course
we do take it for granted sometimes!
Pawsome story! Love that pic of Manytoes;)
That is an awesome story! And Manytoes is really special and handsome. I have never met a cat with so MANY TOES! (sorry I couldn't resist). I wonder if dogs ever have extra toes?
Actually, Toki, that's how I got my name.
My dad found me in the backyard and brought
me in to show mom. She looked at the cute
little black kitten...with big feet, and
thought something was wrong with them.
Then she squeeed, "Look how many toes it
has!!" ('It' because she didn't know I was
a 'he' at the time.) She just couldn't stop
admiring and touching my little ol' big
I forgot to answer the dog question!
Yes, some breeds of dogs have extra
toes called dew claws. Some have
them on the back feet, some have
them on the front feet, and some on
Hey, young kitteh!
Congratulations on being a Diary Pick today!
(Click on link)
Have an awesome day, Samhain!
~Manytoes & family~
PURRS! What a GRAND story, Samhain!! Yup, it's well known kits will most always get their way!!~ WOW, what a furry nice 'n HANSOME pix o' MANYTOES! Ur one really fine man cat, dood!
We enjoyed readin' ur diary so mush, Samhain coz yups we does rule~! MOL! I not sez dogs drool, but yeps, dey do too! MOL! YAY 'n Concats on bein' Daily Diary Pick, purrty gurl!! As always, furtastic pix made by da stylin' Manytoes!!!!
Enjoy ur rockin' day in da SPOTLIGHT!!
Love 'n many Nudges,
MILO 'n MALLEE TOO!~
Kewl Christmas-y pic, Manytoes! I LOVE IT!!!
ConCATs on being DDP!!!
It is a tough job keeping hoomans in check MOL
Congrats on DDP
Purrs from Tim T and Da Boyz
Yay for being a DDP, Samhain! It's pawsome to see you and your wonderful story in the spotlight! Hope you had a nice day. Write on....
Congrats Samhain. I hope your enjoying your day.
Hey, Blizz! Glad you could stop by! Thanks Timmy, Gumpy and Zoe! Yeah, having an OK day here, but the pawrents wouldn't walk us in the snow! Dang! :(
Happy Diary Pick Samhain!
We know Manytoes too; a nice kitty and nice family! Your diary has such an interesting story today!
Love Elsa, xo
Thank you, dear Elsa!
Thanks from me, too!