Photo Comments Age: 11 Years Sex: Female Weight: 15 lbs.
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Taba-Tubby, Taba-Boo, The Cat formerly known as Yum-Yum Kitty, Stinky Butted Kitty.
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The sound of kibble falling into an empty bowl
The Catomiser (spray bottle), not being able to go outside anymore, thunderstorms
Bouncy jangle balls, boxes and paper bags, and the new laser toy
Favorite Nap Spot:
Any warm seat recently vacated by a human (Get out of my chair!)
Dry cat food, doesn't care for much else.
Warming laps, she provides complete coverage. One size fits all!
I found Mothership Tabitha docked on my driveway one summer day, fully loaded with passengers (worms and fleas), cargo (kittens), and in desperate need of refueling (starving). She was very friendly and appreciated the attention. Yep, another dumped inconvenience (some people really suck!).
I took pity on her and brought her a bowl of cat food. She saw that bowl and was so grateful, she did a little happy dance. She must have found the local fare to her liking, because she dropped anchor. I later found out my neighbor was also feeding her. She claimed my yard and my neighbor's yard as her territory. My neighbor fed her in the morning, and I fed her in the evening. She camped out in my neighbor's garage, which was left open just a smidge for her. I brought her medicine to help evict her passengers, who refused to leave the ship unaided. I dubbed her Yum Yum Kitty.
Since I already had two cats, my neighbor eventually took her inside so she could have her kittens in safety. She was hoping to convince her husband (a cat hater), to keep the kitty. Her sons renamed her Boots. Boots had three pretty little kittens. But when the kittens were placed in new homes, my neighbor's husband said Boots had to go (I try not to hold it against him). It was either my house or the APL. I took pity on her again and took her in, intending to find her another home . She's still here.
When I brought her in, she wouldn't respond to the name Boots, not even a glance in my direction. So I tried Yum Yum Kitty, and again she ignored me. After throwing out a couple of other names with no reaction, I heard the name 'Tabitha' in conversation, and thought it would be a good choice for her. Thankfully, she thought so too.
Tabitha's presence, while at first rocky, turned out to be a real blessing. She keeps the precocious Huey occupied. She'll chase him, he'll chase her; she'll swat him, he'll surprise her around a corner. Hugh seems more happy and balanced, and much less needy. And Merlyn, the Garbo kitty, has much more alone time. Tababoo's a keeper!
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|March 26th 2007
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