March 25th 2012 5:33 am
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OK, I didn't get tagged, but I'm pretending Zoe tagged me! And if anyone else out there had some fond memories they wanted to share, then I just tagged YOU!
1. The first part of the memory is scary; I wrote about it in my first diary, I think. I was only about 5 weeks old when the Mama found me at the corner of the house and realized I was the other kitten that Mama Cat had taken away when she left Sleeper. The fond part of the memory comes after the scary chase scene by the Mama: I'm by myself in the spare room, sleeping in a box that's turned on it's side like a little cave, and I have a soft blankie and hot water bottle. The pawrents bring me wonderful food (with KMR mixed in) and medicine for my ulcerated eye and my respiratory infection. But here's the good part - they play with me! And I LOVE it!!! When they leave, I don't cry - I eat some more and go to sleep.
2. The second memory is a continuation of the first, really. While I'm in the spare room I realize there is another kitten on the other side of the door, and I want so much to play with her! Finally after almost a week I get to come out and do just that, but she's afraid of me at first. After a week, she figured it out that I was a friend! From then on we played, ate and slept together - it was heaven.
3. I think it was Zack who reminded me of a 3rd favorite memory: the building of the cattery. Sleeper and I were both intensely interested in the whole process. There's even a picture from the window with a view of the cattery in process. The silhouette of the back of my head is right there watching! MOL! When they opened the cat door so we could go in, that was great!!! We hadn't been outside for months at that point (well, it had been winter for most of those months after all.)
OK, I'm not tagging anyone - it's kind of late in the game. But I repeat, consider yourself tagged if you want a chance to tell your tale!
hehehe, pretending you were tagged is just as good as being tagged in my opinion! I love these kitten memories, I'd prefer not to remember my kitten hood since I was born into a 'puppy mill' style home and then over bred myself, but I love reading everyone elses memories! They are so sweet!
We hadn't read your bio before; that was despicable that after you had produced litter after litter of kittens for the evil kitten mill, they could abandon you like that! Too bad we couldn't have really stormed the mill like we did in our story, and rescued you and all the others! But now you have the best of homes and River, too!
In the end, life worked out for me. Now we just have to hope that someday no other kitty will go through what I did, especially those who can't survive it. I'm a fighter and a survivor and it paid off now... RUB MY BELLY MOMMY! MRAT!
Great memories for you in your forever home, Samhain!
I remember how excited even I was to watch your cattery go up and I wasn't even there. The Mama and the Papa took such great pictures of it going up. I was so happy for you and Sleeper of the Air. And now Fearless of thr Earth gets to enjoy it too!
Simone I am so glad that you got such a wonderful Furever home so you can forget those terrible kittenhood days. Your fighting spirit paid off and you will only have happy days ahead.