Wednesday, May 20, 2009

That Darn Cat

So I love cats. I don't love, love them but I love my cat. I have almost always had one growing up. My first cat was Snoopy. He was a big fat orange cat that was just the best. He would just plod along at his own pace and have fun. He passsed on when I was in 8th grade.

My sophmore year I got another cat and named her Marble. She was a cat with attitude. She just wanted to be fed and occasionaly she would let you pet her. She really didn't care for people and liked me, because I fed her and took care of her. She passed away shortly after I got married.

We finally moved into a house after we were married and I said I really wanted to get a cat. So we adopted from the humane society and got Gus. He was a big fat orange tabby cat. Gus was a cuddler. He would crawl up on my lap and sleep next to me all night long. I think that Gus may have caught one bird and that was it that I know of. Gus had siezures and we didn't put him on medication but just let him live. He died just before Ron was born. I was sad and missed my little guy.

Well my sister's cat had just had kittens and she asked if I wanted on and I said sure so she drove up with my mom and her girls from Portland with a kitten and gave it to me. I was quite surprised to see that the cat was all black. I have never really been a fan of black cats but she was free and what could I say? She was a barn cat and so she lived outdoors and we were not quite sure how she woud adjust to being an indoor/outdoor cat. Well she did just great and she took to Nancy quite well. Nancy loved her and they would play together for a long time chasing all over the house and when Nancy fell asleep the cat slept right next to her. I had to name this cat and wasn't sure what to name it so I choose Lucy. I choose this name because it was short for Lucifer in case I needed a cause to get mad at the cat I could say her whole name. I know I have a warped sence of humor and that is just how I roll.

Well we had, had this cat for a few weeks and soon the cat was bringing me presents. One morning I am sitting at the table with my back to the window and I hear a bang I turn and say "oh a bird must have hit the window" I had no more than turned around again and here comes Lucy jumping up to look out the window. Suddenly I look down and see this little bird flapping all over the place, Lucy sees it at the same time and grabs it and takes it down to the floor and starts playing with it. I picked up the bird and put it outside, and closed the door. A few minutes later the cat comes running up with the same bird and starts playing with it, I pick it up again and throw it out and close off the cat door.

Since then we have had several of these episodes. She has caught rats and birds, I am still waiting on the goffers that I have in my yard. But the thing that never fails is that she always does this right after I have cleaned my floors. Last night I had the same thing.

Well everyonce in awhile I would hear this lullaby music that would be playing and I would just think that it was one of the kids toys and ignore it. Well today I was sitting downstairs and we are playing and I hear the music again but it is upstairs in the bedroom, I look up to see Lucy on Nancy's bed and trying to get comfortable has pushed the fish mobile button and is watching the fish and listening to the music. Now I have seen it all. She is a fun cat but boy does she have some strange habits. I spend a lot of time laughing at her and her funny ways.

Just like our kids God has created all living creatures with a different personality


  1. Now I've seen everything. A cat that likes a music mobile, lol. Well, it beats mice in the bed!

  2. We had a cat that would catch pigeons! Seriously, pigeons...another one of our cats watches television.

    I love my cats...