Assignment 6: Character Study

Here’s the deal. We’re suppose to be writing about interesting people, specifically, the most interesting person we have met this year. But, I am not.

I have met tons of interesting and wonderful people on the internet. However, I have decided not to write about anyone whom I have met over the internet. Instead, I decided to write about my cat.

She was a little tiny fur ball when I got her from the neighbor’s friends. She was extremely shy and usually stayed underneath the big armchair. She would come out from her hiding place when she would wake up from a nap and want me to hold her. Much like toddlers do when they wake up from a nap.

I had two dogs and she became close to one of them. She noticed they were going through the doggie door and she soon started following them out the doggie door. She figured out they were going outside to potty so she started going outside to potty. (I loved that!)

By the time she was a “teenager” in cat years, I realized that she was a feral cat. She wasn’t feral with me or my dogs, but she was 100% feral with everyone else. Apparently, her mother had been a feral cat. Everyone in my family hated her, but I loved her. I thought of her as my “special needs” cat because of her temperment.

Her favorite thing to do was to hunt. She loved hunting the birds outside and the mice inside. She was a great mouser.

When she would lay on top of my bed, I would go up to her and kiss her face and she loved it.

She would walk around with her tail sticking straight up and come by me and touch me with the tip of her tail. That was her communication to me that she wanted to be fed.

During the winter she would come get me and take me to the doggie door (in other words telling me she wanted to go outside but the weather was bad). LOL! She wanted me to change the weather so she could go outside to hunt. She didn’t understand that I had nothing to do with the weather. But to placate her I would start playing with her inside. I would pretend I was trying to find her and that she was hiding from me (when she had her face hidden by the furniture or the drapes, she thought she was invisible). I would pretend that I was looking all over the house for her. She loved playing that game.

She was nocturnal and her main time for hunting was at night. When the weather cooperated, she would be outside during the night doing her hunting and prowling thing.

When she was over six years old, one morning, she did not return. She knew when I woke up and would always comes home at that time. I went everywhere looking for her. I kept in contact with the animal shelter, put an ad in the paper, and went door to door. There is a vacant lot behind my home which is near the river; I went all over the lot trying to find her body. I did not find one.

Then I found out something which devastated me even more. Certain people with a certain organization took her and either gave her to one of the farmers to have as a barn cat or got rid of her. I cannot tell you how I found this out, but it is true. I no longer have anything to do with these people. (Wolves in sheep’s clothing). I have no way to find out which farmer she went to (if she did) or any other information beyond what little information I have found out.

So, this is my interesting character; my beautiful and beloved cat, Sassy. I hope she is having a good life somewhere, or if she is no longer alive, then may she RIP.



Michelle’s Weekly Pet Share Feb 3, 2015

Every week, Michelle, author of the blog, “Hope* the Happy Hugger, hosts a “Weekly Pet Share.” This week I am sharing an adorable little kitten, “Sugar.”

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I am featuring “Mamacita.” She was my cousin's daughter's cat and has a story all her own, which now, thankfully, has a happy ending.

Weekly Pet Share Week 71

Formerly known as “Michelle's Weekly Pet Challenge. Michelle, author of the blog, “Hope*the happy hugger” is the host of this “Weekly Pet Share,” for WordPress bloggers to share favorite photos of animals. These can be pets or any other animals.

Today, I am sharing a photo of a little kitten cutie, “Sugar.”



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Two Black Cats

Two black cats and it's almost Halloween!

Last night my cousin who lives about 2,000 miles away, called me. She was very concerned about her daughter's cats being abandoned two months ago, when she and her boyfriend moved to Houston, Texas. These poor cats were left to defend for themselves and depend on themselves.

Truthfully, I do not know her daughter. I think I met her once many years ago, but that's about it. I do know that she and her boyfriend are both drug addicts.

Now back to my story. I went over to their abandoned house this morning fully expecting these two cats to be long gone. To my surprise, and heartache, they were both sitting in front of the house waiting for their owner to come home.

I brought a can of tuna fish and two bowls, which I placed out for them. They attacked this meal with great vigor, so they both were obviously starving.

While the larger of the two was eating, I picked him up to put him in my carrier. He struggled and escaped from me and I was no longer able to get even remotely close to him.

I decided to go ahead and leave quite a bit of dry food for them that would last few days, and come back and try again on another day. I knew they would need to get comfortable with me and that might take some time.

On my way home, and feeling a little forlorn, I realized I had forgotten to leave them water. So I returned in order to leave them some water.

The smaller of the two cats, who was eating the dry food, allowed me to approach her. I was able to pick her up and put her in the pet carrier and bring her home.

In a few days I will go back and hopefully, be able to capture Big Boy (don't know what he was named).

Little Girl (I don't know what she was named) is hiding under the bed as far back as she can get. She has allowed me to pet her and she has returned the affection. (I think she might be more afraid of my little dog than she is of me and why she might be hiding).

I don't understand why people will abandon their animals. I will never be able to understand this, because personally, I think it is cruel.

How do you feel about people abandoning their pets?