October 29, 2012, is National Cat Day. I can't think of a better time to share the wonderful cat in our lives. He goes by many names, Norwegian (he looks a bit like a Norwegian Forest Cat), Stick Tail, and recently Pepper and Kitty Cat.
Stick had a close encounter of the hurtful kind with a coyote. Shortly thereafter, he came to us and we took him in. The coyote had bitten off the tip of his tail, so we took him to the vet. His tail was promptly shaved and stitched, hence the name Stick Tail.
At the ripe old age of 12, he moved north from our home in Pomona, California, to live full time with my mother in Bellingham. He didn't like the airplane ride under the seat, but settled into his new surroundings quickly. Since then, Mom and Stick have been inseparable.
Stick is even more important now that Mom has lost her mobility. He keeps her company, entertained, and warm when he sleeps on her lap. I don't think he misses his outdoor wandering days one bit. Condo life seems to suit them both just fine.
Do you have a special cat in your life? Let us hear about him or her for this special day. -- Margy