Wednesday, 17 September 2008

My Favourite Things, Cat a Mania

 
 
 
 
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Poezen in het zonnetje = Pussycats in the sun.

About 30 years ago we started having cats. It began on a sunny Sunday when my husband decided to take the children to the swimmingpool.After a few hours they came back excited! "Mum, look what we've found!"They showed a cardboard box with three very young kittens, about ten days old. Somebody had left them in the verge near the swimmingpool. They were hungry and miaowing all the time. They couldn't drink by themselves. So the vet told us to bottlefeed them every second hour. I carried them around in my apron pocket and had to help them with everything a mothercat usually do. One of them died after a few days. Frigga was a few years old when she was run over by a car and Flucky became 19 years old. They were such lovely animals. After Frigga we had another female cat which was also very sweet. She got one litter of four which was adorable. I miss my cats, but can't have them anymore. I travel too much!

One small cat changes coming home to an empty house to coming home (Pam Brown)

Cats are kindly masters, just so long as you remember your place. ( Paul Gray)

A cat allows you to sleep on the bed, on the edge. ( Jenny De Vries)


My Favourite Things is hosted by Blue. Thanks Blue, it's a lovely idea.

13 comments:

R and J said...

Hello from Panda-the Cat!
And interesting "I"...

Blue said...

I love the pussycat plates.
I've never had my own cat, more a doggy person me but I've known some lovely ones in my time.
Widdie was one we, shared a bed when I lodges with his owners!

I'm having Blogger problems, can't get back into my Fav Things post to move you up into this weeks know participants list - sorry!
But, thanks for joining in again.

The Weaver of Grass said...

I too a a cat lover, reader wil. My dear Max - a tabby tom - aged 12 was killed by a car earlier this year. Now I have two year old cats - one black and one cream (half Siamese). The black one is totally in love with my Border Terrier pup (a girl) and they spend hours in each others arms. Glad you liked my textile.

Abraham Lincoln said...

I am about the same way but with dogs. I have had dogs since I was about 3 years old. Now, my wife of 53 years says I can't have anymore. So I asked about a cat and she said no to that also. Shucks.

kjpweb said...

Sweet!
Cheers, Klaus

Old Lady Lincoln said...

Well in about a month we will have a cat staying with us, as our youngest daughter and her little girl, plus the cat will be moving back home for about 6 months to a year. Abe will have to remember not to leave the sliding door standing open like he sometimes does now, since this cat is not an outdoor cat, plus his front claws have been removed. It will be different to say the least. As far as us having another pet, I don't want to have to go through training one, worrying about leaving the house too long, since a dog has to go out every so often, and also having to run them to a doctor for shots and etc. It's easier to be without a pet. I told Abe if I die first, then he can get a pet for company. LOL

Your EG Tour Guide said...

I'm very fond of cats, too. I like their independent attitude!

Nydia said...

That's funny, I just posted about cats on my Favourite Thigs post! It's a mania alright! :o) Your cat photos on the side bar are cute!

Kisses from Nydia.

antigoni said...

Two cats came into our garden and they delivered their kittens. When they grew up, they left. After that we decided to take two kittens. We fed them every day and we loved them so much, so did the kids. But they died early. We haven't told the kids about that.The pain was too much. So we decided never have an animal again.

nonizamboni said...

What a great post! I loved the kitty memories, the plates and the memories...sweet photos on your sidebar too. I posted on a cat today too.
Have a great weekend. Thanks for sharing with us!

B. Roan said...

I find myself a dog person these days, but I did have two cats for nearly 20 years before they crossed the rainbow bridge. As a child I had a yellow tabby and a calico. Very nice. Thank you for your nice comments.

Janice Thomson said...

I love cats and dogs. Those are adorable pics in the sidebar. Your cat plates are neat!

rebecca said...

i have three of them and they all look like your first three: frodo, trouble and miss olivia. and, miss olivia and trouble (two females) are very catty and do not get along...LOL!