Hello uprights and four legs! I, SamCat the Ripper have been allowed by my upright, Sakura, to do a guest blog today. I am still rather nervous after the post Tuesday about NC Clogging and Irish dancing. She just clomped and stomped all around the kitchen while singing a song about some guy named Joe who has a cotton eye. Weird, yes?
But anyway…I sat at my favorite place at the window today looking out at the world. The grass had been cut by the male upright Monday evening and there were birds everywhere! I think the cut grass made it easier for them to find worms and bugs. It was a lot of fun watching them hopping about or doing that little short legged run they do. I wanted to go out and chase them but I am not allowed. But at least I get to watch them.
I was raised in a rescue shelter. I was born there. People came and adopted my mom and brother and sisters but no one wanted me. I lived in a cage for several birthdays. My picture was posted on the internet thing. People would come to look at me and other cats, but I was always left. I think you can tell from my picture that I am a handsome boy. I was always very polite and purred and snuggled and did my best to get someone to love me enough to take me. But the other cats were chosen, not me.
One day, one of the uprights at the shelter came and told me, SamCat, today another upright is coming to look at you and Boodles. Be a good boy and if you feel good about her, let her know. I was taken into a room and there I saw my upright Sakura for the first time. When she saw me, she smiled. What a pretty handsome guy you are, SamCat. I was put into her arms and I could feel her heart beating very fast. I looked up into her face and those wet things were coming out of her eyes. I thought she was sad so I raised myself up and put my arms around her neck and purred and snuggled for all I was worth. I wanted to stop those wet things more than anything.
She held me close and rubbed my head. Oh SamCat, do you want me? she said softly. Really? Would you like to go home with me? And I held on tighter and she began making odd noises and holding me close. I did not know it, but her other cat, Pugsley had died sometime earlier of cancer. She was lonely and needed me as much as I needed her. The lady left us and we sat and hugged and snuggled. SamCat, please be my boy. And she took me to the desk and told them she wanted me. She signed papers and I was put into her car and driven here, where I live now.
Sometimes, she told me, things happen for a reason. And the reason that no one adopted you SamCat, was because you were being saved, just for me. And I agree with her. All that time of being left behind disappeared because the Great Cat Rescuer Who Lives In The Sky wanted me and upright Sakura to be together.
All you other uprights out there, please take care of the animals who live with you. Make sure they have plenty of food, water, and during this summer, please be careful about putting us out in the heat without any shade and water.
If you are lonely, check out your local rescue shelter. I’ll bet there is a special friend there waiting just for you to love. Even if it is…….a dog!
I enjoyed blogging today. My upright Sakura says I can do this sometimes. Thank you! Have a good, safe, happy summer.
Hugs from SamCat the Ripper