YOU TAUGHT ME TO SIT UP SO WHERE IS MY FOOD?

by Lindy
(Scottsdale, AZ)

YOU TAUGHT ME TO SIT UP, NOW WHERE IS MY FOOD?

YOU TAUGHT ME TO SIT UP, NOW WHERE IS MY FOOD?

YOU TAUGHT ME TO SIT UP, NOW WHERE IS MY FOOD? STILL WAITING FOR DINNER RESCUED AND NOW ENJOYING THE GOOD LIFE SAFE INDOORS

Sneakers,as she came to be known, was abandoned in an apt. complex in Socttsdale AZ.I was temporarily leasing an apt there and noted one evening she was all alone and crying for food while sitting on a low wall. I took her in and adopted her and over the ensuring months taught her to "sit up" to receive her meal. She was an outdoor cat during the day and I took her in at night (until I made her a permanent indoor cat). One day after returning home from work I was up in the apt fixing dinner and looked outside and there she was "sitting up" at an abandoned bbq waiting for someone to feed her. That photo still makes me laugh as does she 5 years later, still with me, safe and sound. Whomever abandoned her in that apt complex should be arrested for animal abuse and neglect. However, it was my lucky day to have rescued her and made her part of my family.

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Oct 07, 2013
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Bumps in the night
by: Lindy

While our experiences have not been as dramatic, I have seen my lost fur babies in my dreams and sometimes hear a sound and turn and think they are there. Each is its own unique gift and the only way I have found over the years to honor them is to move on and get a new one to give the love to that our beloved departed pet missed out on by checking out to Rainbow bridge sooner than we would have liked. My husband lost his Abbysinnnian nearly 3 years ago but waited for my elder Tonk to join the Abby and its only been 3 months but the house seems so empty without their footsteps that we are both ready. When I lost a cat in college I grieved for 4 years and realized that is not healthy for my memories of her. When I got my Sneakers she had some of the same antics of the college cat "Runt"-a solid black cat and changed grief into fun new memories.
We want them to live long like humans, but unfortunately they are animals and not humans and tho they fill that need in us to give love to something more special than a human, their life is short and each day to be cherished. Good luck--may be time to get a new Tux to share the next phase of your life with and straighten its tail in person.

Oct 05, 2013
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Tuxedo Cat
by: Ken

Before he passed away, I told Fatso you have to come get me when my time comes. 3 days after he passed away, the night was windy. I woke up in the middle of the night as I heard the same banging sound, exactly like he made in the morning to demand food. As I opened the door, I had goose bumps. I was half expecting to see him. He wasn't there. I still said to him:are you back?; you found the way back? I want to believe he did. I know all this sounds looney; it can only be understood by those who love cats. Some nights, I pretend he is in bed with me and I pull on his tail to straightened it out which he did not like and I pull his face close to me which liked.

Oct 03, 2013
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Oh those Tuxedo's how they steal our hearts
by: Lindy

So sorry for your loss Ken.
I just lost my other cat, "Rascal," a Tonkinese of 19.5 years. She and Sneakers "tolerated" each other for the 2.5 years they were together before my Tonk died. I thought Sneakers wouldn't miss her because she was used to surviving on her own but I find she is now sleeping in the Tonk's former bed. They bonded but Sneakers' never let on. Oh how they steal our hearts.

Oct 03, 2013
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Sit up Cat
by: Ken

Thank you for taking her in. You are so right about the previous owner. I too had a tuxedo cat named Fatso for 17 yrs. He was a proud character but as he got older he mellowed and actually wanted me to pick him up. He passed away two yrs ago but I still can really get over it. I miss him desperately.

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