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Saturday, August 05, 2006

Mom's Cativersary

Mom told me a story a long time ago about the first cats to share her life. Back on August 5, 1988, Mom found a mama kitty and her three kittens hiding in the raspberry bushes in the backyard. At the time, Mom was living with a Cock-a-poo named Peaches who was Mom's childhood pet. Peaches was about seventeen years old at the time and had shared nearly every aspect of Mom's upbringing. When Mom invited the cat and her kittens into the household, it was with trepidation. She shouldn't have worried ... the dog was thrilled and took to herding the kittens and guarding the banana box where they slept. Mom named the mama kitty "Meemaw" and the three kittens (two males and a female) were "Percy", "Cookie Monster", and "Lacey Bunns". The dog and cats got along famously with the dog teaching the kittens the finer points of begging at the dinner table, playing chase, and tolerating baths. Peaches made a superb nanny and playmate.

Peaches arrived at the Rainbow Bridge in March of 1989. Lacey Bunns (December 1995), Cookie Monster (April 1996), Meemaw (September 2002), and Percy (July 2005) joined her. Mom said that her early experiences opened her heart to rescuing the neighborhood strays (myself included). Over the years, Mom welcomed Toby (November 1996), Dolly Pop (September 2000), and Huckleberry Finn (May 2004) in addition to the Feline Americans and me.

The Feline Americans and I owe a debt of gratitude to Peaches and the "Four Founding Felines" who paved our way with Mom.

Happy Eighteenth Cativersary, Mom!

DaisyMae Maus

8 comments:

Derby said...

Wow, 18 years of being a cat mom. My mum has only been at it just over a year. We gots a long way to go.

PrincessMia said...

That's very cool. I am my beanmom's first cat and her first cat rescue as well. Happy Cativersary to your beanmom.

Victor Tabbycat said...

Happy Cativersary to yur mom. My mom's first kitten came to raise her when she was only a little sticky human of 3 years. I'm nummer 4 an the first to dopt her frum a shelter.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

18 years is a furry long time - Happy Cativersary! giving homes to kitties is the bestest thing a person can effur do!

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Happy Cativersary to your mom! We am sooo glad she decided to take in Meemaw and her kittens, and Peaches sounds like she was a furry nice woofie!

DEBRA said...

18 years...that is a long time in cat years.Your Momma sounds like a furry good and wonderful cat Momma.

*ABBY

Petey said...

18 years is a good start. Our human has been a cat mom for over 30 years now and has never been more than 2 months without a cat in the house.

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