Did you know that October 29 was National Cat Day?
A day of honor and celebration for the Cat.
As I sat and watched my cat work grooming herself, she was not even aware I was there. She didn’t have a care in the world. And was not about to let me interrupt her grooming routine. It was then that I realized that MY cat and probably all cats have better self-care routines than I do.
We have 2 cats, both rescues. One is a 5-year-old, beautiful long-haired tuxedo cat. Her name is Winnifred Night but also goes by Big Fluff and Winnie. She is an indoor/outdoor cat, much to my disdain. She meows like a wild feral beast when she wants out and gently taps on the bedroom screen when she is ready to come in. Occasionally she’ll bring a critter in, even live ones, but mostly leaves them mangled on the front walk for us. How thoughtful of her!
The other is a barn cat rescue. Someone had dumped a litter of kittens at the pumpkin patch we visit annually. I jokingly told my son, ask your father. I was sure he’d say “NO” or even “H3@% NO”. That plan backfired and home we came with a tiny 8-week old kitten in a cardboard box. No pumpkins that year, he was too excited with the kitten. She’s one now and through all of the craziness of this year, both my husband and I have remarked about how much joy she has brought to our family. My son named her Zenxia Crockett. The former is for a friend/girl in London and the latter is the name of the pumpkin patch. She also goes by Zennie. I know, we are a sucker for our pets. She and Winnie are not fond of each other, however.