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A Cat's Prayer

August 26th 2008 6:47 am
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Pepi is being spayed today. I'm back to my usual self. Lena is still upset. Daddy says Pepi's coming back tomorrow. Daddy found this poem from Kujo I wasn't skin and bone, but I was abandoned in the cold, but this prayer does remind all of us what every cat needs.

I hope I'm not asking too much, Lord;
All I want is a home of my own,
And to know when my next meal is coming
Instead of the scraps I get thrown.

I've been out in the cold for so long now,
Just coping as best as I can;
But it's not been so long I've forgotten
The touch of a soft caring hand.

I look in house windows at Christmas,
As cats doze by the fire, quite replete;
How I'd welcome a box in the kitchen,
And tasty food for me to eat.

For me there was tinsel and giftwrap,
But the fun didn't last very long.
They put me outside with the rubbish;
I still don't know what I did wrong.

I really don't want to be greedy;
At the moment I'm all skin and bone,
So would it be too much to hope for
That someone will give me a home?

Author Unknown


Black & White is back

August 27th 2008 8:35 pm
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Daddy brought Pepi back today. She's different from before. She doesn't have much energy. She played a little and slept and didn't cause any trouble like she did before the trip. She smells different too. I'm sitting on Daddy now as he types in my diary. He thinks I'm well on my way to accepting her. Maybe I am.


I adopted your cat two years ago.

September 2nd 2008 5:09 am
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You cared about him enough to see he would eventually would get a home.
But you didn't care enough about him to keep him.
You didn't care that he spent 6 long months waiting.
You didn't care he almost froze to death in a cat carrier before he was found.

Why did you remove his claws?
Was it to protect your precious furniture?
Was it because he was affectionate and you didn't want his claws poking holes in your clothes as you held him?
Did you know that a scratching post and proper training would have been enough?
Do you think that was why he was passed by so many times?

Why didn't you give him a collar that fits?
Did you know he has a worn area around his neck now?
It's mostly covered up by fur but you can still see the skin if you look.
Do you care that you've scarred him for life?

Why did you give him up?
Was it because he pestered you too much to go outside?
Was it because of allegeries that could be fixed by medication?
Were you tired of him now the he was bigger and no longer a kitten?
Was it because he was you were moving and couldn't be bothered to take him with you?

He's happy now.
He knows he has a home and someone who loves him.
He knows he has someone who will care for him even if he gets sick.
He knows that he won't be abandoned again even if he can be a pain sometimes.
He still misses you despite what happened and would like to see you again.

I would like to know too. Because he is my cat and I love him.


An update

September 28th 2008 7:04 pm
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Not much has been happening to me this month. Pepi is still here. Daddy took her to a few adoption shows but it's tough for any cat to get adopted, even a kitten. She's been playing with everything and it sometimes gets on Daddy's nerves. Remember Daddy, we live with her all the time!

The worst part is that Daddy gives her special kitten food she and Lena get to eat. He keeps me out of the foster room when he feeds them. I still get my usual food but once he lets them out, he puts my food away. He waits for me to finish though and sometimes I get the leftovers Lena and Pepi leave behind. I love that food. I ripped the bag open and made Daddy put it in the closet so I could get more.

The three of us have learned to share the bed with Daddy. The rule "Daddy takes priority" is still in effect. I get the head of the bed (naturally) and the other two get the corners. Life with the kitten is moving to a new normal. Maybe things won't be too bad if she was here furever provided I get some of her food.


Another Update

October 31st 2008 7:19 pm
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First the little black one is still here she is still growing. She's still full of energy and whenever Daddy tries to play with either Lena or myself Pepi comes charging in to take over. If she ever learns how to like being petted and held, we're in trouble. Fortunately she still likes to claw Daddy's chair which annoys Daddy. He went to the trouble to get her a scratching post. The least Pepi can do is use it!

But who's blog is it anyway? Mine that's who. Not much has happened to me. It's getting cold outside. Daddy let me in the garage last week and I wanted to get back in quickly. It was freezing! I was on Daddy's car to keep warm. We're still best buds. I make briskets on his head at night and hang with him for most of the night. He loves that.

Tonight Daddy opened the patio door so I can look out. He said it was possible some kids would walk by and I could say hello. Unfortunately nobody came. Or if they did come it was after Daddy got home. He likes his new job and I like how he's more more. I'm not fond of sharing home with another cat though.


It's that time again

November 28th 2008 8:40 pm
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Well two days ago Daddy packed a bunch of stuff in his car and left. It's that time of year again. He leaves us for a few days now and in a month he'll do it again. I miss him. The nice neighbors come over and clean our litter box and give us food. They also bring their puppy over to play with Pepi. She loves it, I'd rather stay away. When he got back I was so happy to see him! I got to go outside. I love going outside! I want the world to know how happy I am! I even got my harness. Now Daddy tried to take me for a walk but I wanted to sun myself. I don't think I can be harness-trained, but it's necessary for my safety. Or so Daddy says. But he's home and save and everyone is together again.


New litterbox!

December 18th 2008 7:57 pm
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Daddy set up the new larger litterbox tonight. So now we have 2 bigs ones instead of a big one and a small one. This is so much better! And I got to be the first the new one in the bottom of the basement. Nothing cleaner than that right!

Not much new going on. Little black one is still here and still has more energy than any cat has a right to have. Slowly she's working her way into our family. Lena is the big hold out. Daddy had to start feeding us separately because Pepi gets stinky poo when she eats my food. I want her food, she wants mine. Go figure.


Christmas Time

December 28th 2008 7:33 pm
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Daddy went home and came back last week. He was gone two loooong days. I missed him. When he came back I jumped up and sat on him for hours. Then he got a visit from his human family. (Daddy forgot something important. MOL) They brought him a second easy chair. It's nice! It smells like other cats though. I love it! I behaved myself. I didn't try to go outside. Daddy's mother said I was very handsome. I showed everyone what a loyal cat I was by jumping up on Daddy when everyone was there. Now us cats have our own chair to sit in. But I'll still use Daddy's new chair when he wants to sit in it.


Happy purrday to me!

February 6th 2009 4:59 pm
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I turned another year old on Monday. I got some canned cat food. But I had to share. I was in a bit of a funk for a while. Pepi was getting too much attention. Daddy held me and cuddled me for a few days, said what a good cat I was and how I was his #1 bud. That got me back to normal happy self.

Another year older with my furever home. Except for the addition of a kitten, things are good here. I got Daddy's new chair too. Live is good.


Valentine's Day

February 24th 2009 5:17 pm
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Turned out our annual vet appointment was on what the humans call Valentine's Day. I was the first one to get caught. But I got even. The vet said that next year I was to be examined first so I wouldn't be as bad. Heh heh heh. The good news is that I lost 2 pounds and am in good health. We don't know if it's because Daddy is measuring my food or Pepi is giving me more exercise. But life is good. Having a third cat hasn't cost me any attention time with Daddy and I occasionally get to eat yummy kitten food!

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