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Thursday, July 28, 2016

Throwback Thursday 28 July 2016 A Bride and Her Cats


A Bride and Her Cats



Throwback ThursdayWhen Suzanne and I first started dating, one thing I noticed was that there were a lot of cats at her house.  All of them were outside cats.

It seems that Suzanne’s home, which I later dubbed “The Plantation”, was the Kool-Aid House for cats.  You remember the old commercials; there was always one house where the kids congregated because the mom always served Kool-Aid to the kids. 

The cats all congregated at The Plantation for no known reason. They just seemed to find the place.

I had always been of the mindset that cats are just furry snakes.  I always thought they were sneaky and just waiting to attack.  That was a long time ago.

Xerxes Reading the Bible
One day, while visiting Suzanne at The Plantation, I was leaning up against the car talking to Suzanne’s brothers when a cat came up to me and started rubbing on my leg.  I asked her brothers what the cat’s name was and one told me its name was Trouble.

I picked Trouble up and started petting it.  Trouble was evidently sick because very shortly after I picked him up, he pooped very runny poop all over me.

Suzanne and I were planning to go out that night.  I had runny cat poop all over me.  I had to drive over seven miles back to McClendon Manor to get a shower and change of clothes.

A few days later, Trouble showed up at The Plantation with his tail cut off.  Someone had chopped this cat’s tail very short.  I thought that was incredibly mean.  Suzanne’s brothers thought I had done it in retaliation for him pooping on me.  I figured Trouble was sick and could not help it.

Another day, a new cat showed up at The Plantation.  Suzanne’s brother Ray
Fernwood J. Worthington the Third
had decided I should name this cat.  Therefore, an impromptu naming ceremony took place right then and there.  The cat was mostly black with white paws and a white chest.  I thought he looked like a sophisticated man wearing a tuxedo so I named him Fernwood J. Worthington the Third.

When Suzanne and I got married, we did not have a pet.  Soon after we moved into our first home, Suzanne asked if she could bring her kitty from The Plantation.  This cat’s name was Cuddles.

Cuddles was black with white feet and a white chest. Are you seeing a trend yet?

One night Suzanne and I were walking through the Anderson Mall about closing time.  Suzanne saw a pet store and wanted to go in. I did not want to go in, but went in anyway.  I thought, "This can’t end well".

Gus Bin and Bandit
After a few minutes, Suzanne saw two little kitties playing in a cage.  One was white with some black on its face. The other was solid black.


Suzanne asked for one of the kitties.  I said “No”.  Suzanne asked again.  I reminded her we already had Cuddles.  She asked again.  She started picking out toys and a litter pan, a litter scoop, and some kitty food.  I said” Okay”.  Two hundred dollars later, we were the proud owner of a cat and all the fixins. 

Wes
As we walked out the door, the manager locked the gate that shows the store is closed.  Suzanne turned to me and said, "Now the other baby will be all alone tonight.  This little baby will be lonesome too."  So, that is when I turned around and yelled to the store manager to open the gate. I knew I had lost this one.

We had to pay double for that second cat because the manager had to reopen the store and get the register back up.

Suzanne was happy.  It made me happy to see the look in her eyes.  The new kittles names were Bandit and Farnsworth.  They were inside cats with Cuddles.




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2 comments:

  1. I am glad you and Suzanne adopted both kittens and a cat from her home. I am disturbed though about Trouble- did anyone get him some help for his tail and tummy troubles?

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    1. Trouble, like all the cats at the plantation, was a stray. The plantation is what I called Suzanne's family home, which was really a house trailer in the woods. He came and went as he pleased. They were fed when they showed up at feeding time. Unfortunately, there was no veterinary care for any of these cats. There was no money for that. There were probably thirty to fifty cats on the plantation at any given time. It was all the family could do to feed them.
      People would dump their unwanted cats at the plantation because they knew that at least they would be fed.

      He seemed to do okay after the tail chopping. I have no idea who would do that to him.

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