Saturday, November 27, 2010

I will NOT be the cat lady!



I am writing today to say... THIS IS IT! NO MORE! I'M DONE! I'm talking about the cat situation. Let me give you the back ground of this story.

Once upon a time we had two female, kitty cats. And then we moved and had to fly with one of the kitty cat (the other kitty is another story). Which then turned nutzo after the flight and hid in my parents garage and would not come out! Needless to say, my parents kept the cat. Then years later, we came back from another trip. When we came home, we found a little, teeny-tiny, female, kitty in the corner of our back yard. Poor thing was beaten pretty badly. She had broken ribs, tail, missing claws and her bottom lip was pulled up under her chin, her chin showed through with no skin to cover it. She was a mess. We took her to the vet and the vet told us, if we were going to keep the kitty, the vet would do the surgery free of charge. All we would have to do is pay for the meds and the anesthesia. So we decided to keep her. A few years later, we had to move overseas. So, we put the kitty on the plane and when we got to the other end of the flight.... We had another nutzo cat. We found a home for her where nutzo was okay. And at that point I decided that Army life was not conducive to having cats. Then we ended up (many years later) with our yellow tabby. Let me just say, it was all my hubby's fault! HE WANTED the cat! Unfortunately, the cat turned out to be a MAJOR MOMMA'S BOY! The GOOD thing was that he travels VERY well! I have been happy to have a cat again. But I kept telling hubby that this was it! For real, we will only have dogs once the cat is "no longer". And then it happened, a friend of ours moved away and left her cat. IT was an outdoor cat. It had never been indoors for longer than a few hours. And our friend couldn't take her with since she already had an indoor cat. So... we ended up feeding her. Outside. Then one day she got hit by a car and... we took her to the vet and they fixed her up (thankfully she had very minor injuries) but still needed medication. So, we decided to try to turn her into an indoor cat. Evidently we were successful because now, she stays in when the weather is yucky.

Where once, she was a wild and free kitty....


Now she is...




A spoiled kitty.........



But THIS is IT! NO MORE KITTIES! I don't care who moves, I don't care what the circumstances! NO MORE and that's final!



The End!



Sheesh, have a good day folks. ;-)

6 comments:

Pam said...

There is no such thing as too many kitty cats.

Norma's Nonsense said...

So, when are you getting the next cat?!?!?!?!

I love cats but have been resisting getting another one. It is taking will power!

chellebelle said...

Sure Joan, until your dog finds 3 two week old kittens in you compost box and brings them into you while you're doing laundry with a broken shoulder... you can skip the broken shoulder part.. and you decide you have to keep them all.. for the dog's sake.

Joan's Good Life said...

Sorry Pam, in my life... there is such a thing as too many cats! ;-)

Norma, your name has been called so "Come on down" You've just won yourself a kitty cat!

And Chelle... BITE YOUR TONGUE! If my dog knows what's good for him, he'll stay away from the compost pile! ;-)

corinnea said...

Well, see the world has gone crazy so you may have to give up... I knew the world had done gone when my highly allergic MIL adopted a cat and lets it indoors. Sorry.
The End.... or is it?

Norma's Nonsense said...

Joan I will just enjoy hearing and and seeing pictures of your adorable cats, that will be good. But, I do appreciate your 'generous' offer of a kitty, so very kind of you. :)