Friday, March 6, 2009

Did Luna Come Back

Here's another entry from the same site as yesterday's post.

Luna's Legacy

I adopted a siamese cat in 1995. I named him Luna and he became my constant buddy. He would follow me everywhere. If I was watching tv he was on the couch with me, if I was taking a shower he was sitting on the toilet waiting for me to get out. He would sleep under the covers with me every night. I know it sounds stupid but when I had problems I would just cuddle with him and it seemed to make everything all better. He was my constant thing in life that I knew I could depend on.

I moved into my own apartment in August 2004 and then in January I realized he was very skinny. The vet diagnosed him with cancer. It was too far along to treat it but he didn't seem to be in any pain so I couldn't put him down yet. I knew it was going to be the hardest thing I ever had to do, he was my best friend. He seemed fine until April when he started to wheeze and I knew it was time. It was 11 pm when I took him for an emergency euth. I buried him the next day at my grandmothers where we had spent 10 years together, under a bleeding heart bush. Later that day I bought a bracelet with a heart charm and had it engraved with "Luna 4-9-05"

I went to the humane society two days later to look at dogs, even though I had no intention of adopting another pet so soon. I had to walk past the cat cages to get to the dog kennel and this little calico looked me in the eyes and meowed. I thought she was cute but kept walking. I went to visit my gramma after and told her about what the cat did. When she went back with me later that day to look at a dog I thought she would like, the same cat reached out and hit me with her paw when we walked by. I stopped and petted her and told my gramma this was the cat I was telling her about.

Out of curiosity I looked at her card to see what her name was. I grabbed my gramma's arm and stood there in kind of a shock when it said that cat's name was Luna. I couldn't believe it... needless to say she came home with me that day. It was like some sort of sign or something, I think... we've settled in nicely together and I renamed her Mushu. The weird thing is that she does a lot of the same things Luna did- from following me everywhere to being right there waiting for me to get out of the shower. It makes me sad and I still cry sometimes when she really reminds me of him. I miss Luna and always will but I think that Mushu was supposed to find me.

I guess this isn't that interesting or amazing to you but may be very coincidental. But to me, this is amazing. Mushu won't take the place of Luna but maybe just carry on his story.

An interesting perspective on cats and nine lives.

I don't believe in human reincarnation, but I often wonder about God's other creatures.

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Kitten of the Month - August

Kitten of the Month - August
Tara - Nick name 'ity-bit' because she's so tiny - just over 6 pounds. She's the most skittish of all my babies and even when being petted has the 'pet me, no don't pet me' look

Kitten of the Month - July

Kitten of the Month - July
Amelia - Nickname 'Bratelia' since she gets into every draw, cabinet that she can put her paws in.

Kitten of the Month - June

Kitten of the Month - June

“She’s got tuna. I know she’s got tuna.”

“Shut up, Sethra. Stay on mission.”

“What’s the mission? I thought the mission was to get tuna.”

“No, you stupid fluffbrain—it’s to escape and become outdoor cats, walking by ourselves, on our wild lone, waving our tails.”

“Oh, yeah? And isn’t it you, my dear stripy sister Aliera, who keeps pushing the FEED button on the printer and waiting for tuna to come out?”

“That was when I was much younger. Anyway, she’s at the computer—yes, eating tuna casserole—so we can go into the bedroom and see if we can knock the window screen out.”
“You do it, Aliera. I’d rather mess with her stuff.”

“Will you GET OVER that fixation on her wristwatch?”

“I like the feel of the Velcro on my paws. Hey! That reminds me. We’ve been declawed. How are we going to survive as outdoor cats?”

“New plan coming up….”

“What’s the big deal about being outside cats? Even StalkerCat, who used to hang around and chat us up, is a house cat now and loving it. We’ve got it made—food, petting, toys, valet service for the litter box, and we get to sleep on her bed twenty hours a day. And we can stick our noses up to the window and smell anything interesting going on outside. Why ruin a perfect situation?”

“Sethra, have you no sense of adventure? No curiosity? No cattitude? We were meant to live wild and free, to stalk and slay our prey, to be mistresses of the night!”

“Look, we’re cats. We were meant to rule the world, but that doesn’t mean we have to WORK at it. You can if you want, but I don’t need to. After all, I’M beautiful!

“Did I mention she’s got tuna?”

Kitten of the Month: May

Kitten of the Month: May
Kitten Close-Up.

Kitten of the Month: April

Kitten of the Month: April
At 8, you'd think Mikey would understand that he's a carnivore. But, no, he's rather fond of the shrubbery! At 20+ pounds, the veggie-enhanced diet is likely mitigated by a love for long naps on a warm comforter, wet cat food, begging at the table, and a nice lap to drape himself upon in the evening. And he drools when he's happy, which may or may not mean there's a Siamese ancestor lurking in the old dna.

What? Green teeth attract mice!

Kitten of the Month: March

Kitten of the Month: March
Who needs a wickerwork basket when you can hop on a cushion and bask?

Kitten of the Month: February

Kitten of the Month: February
Rufus is clearly a cat to be reckoned with.

Kitten of the Month: January

Kitten of the Month: January
Firestar is a tough cat. He has to be, living in Minnesota. He takes care of his family: wife, husband and their son. This was recently proven by his daring capture of yet another mouse in the house. Foolish rodents. They never learn. When not engaged in derring do, Firestar naps, looks out the window and sleeps. Firestar was born in April of 2006.