Jinx and Ping
It was the summer of 2004.
I remember hearing a cat's cry one evening while sitting in the den.
It wasn't an unusual event and I did not think any more of it.
Then one day not too many days later upon rounding the corner
to the front door what did I see but a gray tabby and
a black and white tuxedo cat asleep in the lounge chair.
When they saw me the tuxedo cat jump up and ran into the bushes.
The gray tabby just sat there and let me pet him.
I immediately went and got a can of tuna and
A orange tabby jumped out from the bushes.
He was the most skittish.
What did we know about cats then?
I thought I could I have three outdoor cats and all would be well.
Little did I know.
Oh so little.
It didn't take long before it became too worrisome for me to leave me
outside, especially after the horror of the hurricane season that year.
We had 5 storms come through our area of Florida.
So we got them to come inside the garage.
Jinx and Boo were fine with that, but Ping, well Ping is an adventurer.
He liked the outdoors.
It didn't take long before Boo conned her way inside.
It seemed OK to let both boys stay out in the garage together.
(like I said what did I know?)
But then, and now we are closer to Decemeber as best as I remember,
Ping did not come home one night.
I didn't want Jinx out in the garage alone, so he came in.
The next night Ping came home and he too came inside as well, and that is how
three abandoned cats came to live a pampered indoor life.
I've said it many times, and I sincerely mean it. I thank the thoughtless, unkind
the world to me and they are safe and happy, no thanks to you. Or maybe I should
say thanks to you they are safe with me.
I will never understand how someone could take three obviously indoor cats
and plop them outside away from whatever life they had before.
I guess, that too many people think cats can live well enough on their own
outdoors. NEWS FLASH: they can't. At least not for long.
But, that is another topic all together.
Today, I truly do celebrate our 9th GOTCHA.
We are all glad to celebrate it with you.
One more year of happiness in knowing we are all well loved
by our families and friends.
Thank you for stopping by and sharing it with us!