|It's really all about the cats.|
But back to the cats. I've catered to cats my whole life. I've watched some being born and I've sorrowfully parted with others at the close of one of their nine lives. We even had a cat during my childhood year living in Argentina (where having pet cats was not de rigueur) which we named Mishi, "kitty" in English . How it found us and what became of it when we left are secrets my parents took to their graves.
Both my own children came into this world welcomed by Minnie who, incredibly, hung around with us through eight moves, five major career changes, two human births, and a litter of her own. Thanks to Rick, husband/dad/fellow cat-lover, we have video proof of what an intrepid character she was, standing her ground, demanding her rightful pampering and concessions.
|Matthew with Minnie enjoying a good read in the company of twin bears.|
Minnie was our kid before we had kids. Minnie was their first cat. Minnie inspired the song "Tickles the Cat" that I wrote to humor kids and cats everywhere. You can listen to a sample here, Track #15 http://www.cdbaby.com/cd/LisaMonet I humbly thank Minnie for giving us master lessons in compassion, plus all those duck-and-cover skills.
* except the 5' long garter snake that escaped and was "at-large" for several days, resulting in Grandpa's refusing to enter the house.