We recently took in an unusual barn kitty, the part Siamese offspring of a tabby mama. A tiny runt, Pavel (pronounced Pabel) was half the size of his robust litter mates. We’re told he was born pink and hairless, so must have been a premie.
Feisty, we guess that’s how he survived, this determined little guy can be very sweet and purry when he so desires and has brought much pleasure into our life. I particularly like it when he cuddles with me. Mostly he wants to play and practice his pouncing. Our two older cats Percy and Minnie Mae are gradually adjusting to him, although relationships have been strained. They were once the new kid who had to gain acceptance among the ranks. I tell them sometimes you just need a kitten.
“It is impossible to keep a straight face in the presence of one or more kittens.” ~Cynthia E. Varnado
“A catless writer is almost inconceivable. It’s a perverse taste, really, since it would be easier to write with a herd of buffalo in the room than even one cat; they make nests in the notes and bite the end of the pen and walk on the typewriter keys.” ~Barbara Holland
(Pavel and my little pom poo Sadie Sue sitting with me as I write).
“The cat could very well be man’s best friend but would never stoop to admitting it.” ~Doug Larson
“There has never been a cat
Who couldn’t calm me down
By walking slowly
Past my chair.”
“If there is one spot of sun spilling onto the floor, a cat will find it and soak it up.” ~J.A. McIntosh
“No amount of time can erase the memory of a good cat, and no amount of masking tape can ever totally remove his fur from your couch.” ~Leo Dworken
“Kittens believe that all nature is occupied with their diversion.” ~F.A. Paradis de Moncrif
*Images by daughter Elise