Monday, December 3, 2007

Meet The Kitties #1 Tori



This is Tori.

Tori is the second cat I have ever had. She is a torti. She's brown and black and beige. She has beautiful brown and black eyes, and a cute little pink spot on her nose.

I got Tory from a neighbor who rescued animals. Tory and her siblings (I can't remember how many, now) were living under a deck. Their mom just disappeared one day. They don't know what happened to her but her kitties were too little to live on their own. They were rescued and bottle fed by my neighbor. Tory was actually about 6 months old when I got her. I was not really wanting another cat at the time but my neighbor held on to her. I guess she knew that I would change my mind eventually. I did and I'm not sorry at all.

She has been the greatest cat. So sweet and affectionate and always ready to purr. She used to jump 6 feet up the wall to get a spider or fly or whatever bug happened to be there. She was also a great hunter. We used to joke that she single-handedly wiped out the population of mice and moles in our city she used to kill so many. One day she even got a little bunny. You can bet she got in trouble for that one!

She also has used up 3 or 4 of her nine lives. Once she was caught in the dryer with a load of clothes. Once she disappeared for two nights; I think she got locked in a garage or shed. Once she got caught in a back yard with a dog and had to take shelter in huge hole that the dog had dug until we could come and rescue her.

She's 16 years old now. Although she is the only cat that we allow to go outside, she never wanders anywhere anymore. She stays in the back yard, laying in the sun or watching the birds fly by. She's slowed down alot but she still is in really good health.

I know some cats can live into their 20's and I'm hoping she's one of them.

3 comments:

frog ponds rock... said...

That was lovely.. Thanks for coming over to my blog.. I wrote a post about my cat Smooch, and how he chose me...My mum had a tortoishell cat who lived to 25...

cheers kim

MrsGrumpy said...

That's a wonderful tribute to your cat. We have Merlin, a 26 pound, 14 year old couch warmer. He was my father in law's cat and then became my husband's best friend. I live in fear of the day I lose him because he is such a wonderful boy and a big connection to my husband.

junebug said...

That is a great cat too. I hope she lives a lot longer for you. In your dryer? Oh my...I have had a few of these tortoise shell cats, they are so pretty. We have a cat right now that I have never seen any one like it before. He is a stray and is just now coming on our porch and laying. I still can't get very close to him. He is a Bengal of some sort. Very unusual markings.
I have a picture of him in one of my posts.