Thursday, August 12, 2010

3.) The most unbelievable blue eyes you've ever seen... from Mama Kats of course!!!  
Me at age 5


      A beat up, dirty, skinny, matted, ugly thing with amazing blue eyes was my first love. At five I could love anything in need and this kitten was in need of love! I had just left my friend Susan's house and was headed home per my mom's instructions when I heard and saw her.
     She was hiding under a car crying and without thinking of all the dangers associated with strays I had been taught, I picked her up and walked up the block home. I think Susan's mom fainted when she saw what I was doing! My mom was glaring at me from the front door and within hearing range she screamed at me....PUT THAT CAT RIGHT BACK WHERE YOU FOUND IT!!!!!...........so I did...I had to crawl under the car to put her back because you know that 5 year olds are literal.I tucked her safely back under the middle of the car. 

      I had tears of anguish at having to do this. Mom's can be so mean and cruel I thought. Oh cruel world.  I said good-bye to my pathetic and beautiful new friend and sobbed my way home. Only about 1/2 way there did I realize that cat had been following me.I even tried to loose it. If I walked towards the left, she did. If I did a circle, she did. I could still see my mom glaring at me from the front door, but I knew this time it wasn't my fault. I had done EXACTLY what she said! 
   When I arrived I realized that my mom's glare had turned to compassion and she melted too. Her first meal with us was softly fried eggs. Once infused with love, food and a good bath Tiger Lilly was a striking Siamese mix that melted even my mom's heart!! 

3 comments:

Pumpkin Delight said...

Ahhh, isn't that sweet. It's funny how a cute baby animal can melt pretty much everyone's heart.

stopped by from mama kat's

Genie @ Diet of 51 said...

Oh, Melva, I go to the Animal Rescue site almost every day just to read an uplifting story about a poor, deserving cat or dog that got a good home. Thanks for telling this one! I currently have two-preowned beagles. Rescue animals are the best.

Me, too, I'm better on the sidelines at a party. I'm terrible at small talk and chit-chat.

Jenners said...

Visiting from Mama Kats...

I'm so happy this story had a happy ending. So I guess we learned that beautiful blue eyes can save your life!