The prompt I chose for Mama Kat’s Writer’s Workshop today will come as no surprise to my fellow bloggers who subscribe to those prompts:
5.) Tell us the story of how your pet came to be a member of your family.
Motor Man and I had said good-bye to our much-loved kitty, Beezy, in November of 2009. She’d been my kitty for 14 years, and she and I were kitty/human soul mates. For months, I couldn’t bear the thought of another kitty, because I knew it wouldn’t be Beezy.
But in March of this year, the idea of a new kitty began creeping into my mind…and heart. One day I visited the Humane Society to begin the search for a new furiend. As the staff member walked me into the cat area of the complex, I made the comment that I really wasn’t concerned about color or breed of cat. I just wanted A. Lap. Kitty.
Meanwhile in one of the cages, a certain little calico’s ears perked up: “lap kitty, you say? I can be a lap kitty. At least for a few minutes.”.
When the staff member took this certain calico out of her cage and handed her to me, the kitty immediately curled up in my lap, turned her chin up, and that little one cat-power engine began purring. Everyone in the room commented that this was the kitty for me. The. Lap. Kitty.
We named the calico “Sundae”, because of her coloring: vanilla, butterscotch, caramel and a little chocolate. But soon it became very apparent that the lap incident at the Humane Society was entirely an act. Sundae should have been nominated for an Oscar. Or maybe an Emmy. Because she’s certainly not A. Lap. Kitty.
But she IS entertaining, sociable, cute, and funny, and she’s definitely become a member of our family. She’s also
put on a few pounds, gained a little weight, gotten a little pudgy “blossomed” a bit since she’s been with us.
So, without further ado, the winner of this year’s Best Actress Award (paws down) goes to…….. Sundae!