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Friday, November 29, 2019

Final Fiction Friday: Year of the Feline...





Was July 1984. 
Is the year my fascination with felines began.
We took a road trip to Syracuse to visit my brother-in-law and his
two cats Ursula, house Panther, and Gudrun, terrific Tabby.  
I was raised with dogs...so I really didn't know what to expect 
with cats. Ursula and Gudrun were curious about their company.  We three were smitten from their first MEOW.  They were not the least bit shy around their company. The first night my husband and I were  fast asleep on the sofa bed.  All of a sudden I was awakened by what I thought was my husband touching my head as he rolled over. I scooted over a bit but it happened again.   I looked up to see huge kitty eyes staring down at me.
Lo and behold Ursula was on the back of the couch playing swat with my hair.  During our
visit they were absolutely charming, fun, full of spunk and gumption.  All
feline traits I came to love and admire.


Fast forward a few years we made a trip out the the Wake Co. SPCA on a Saturday before 
Labor Day.  My fascination turned into a Labor of Love for all things feline.
We adopted our first cat Milky-Way aka MW.



20 comments:

  1. cats win our hearts as fast as a lightning... maybe because they were and still are gods and have this kind of magic power?

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  2. We did not know there were house panthers!

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  3. My momma's fascination with kitties probably began in 1986, MOL!

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  4. They did a good job of teaching you the pleasures of being owned by cats.

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  5. What a nice read this morning. MW was a beautiful cat. My first cat chose me when I was 8, her name was Taffy.

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  6. Hari OM
    What wonderfur memories!!! Lovely sharing to FFF today, Miss C. Huggies, YAM xx (who has just taken the father out for a successful outing to his men's club. First time he's been this year!)

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  7. Ursula sounds like a fun kitty. Love your story!

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  8. I am thinking you might need to save a kitty from the rescue shelter for this Christmas. Just sayin… so many kitties needed a home... love your story and photos...

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  9. All of our cats through the years have just come to our house and announced that they intended to live there.

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  10. Cats are most awesome. Or is that pawsome. Milky Way was a great first choice.

    Thank you for joining the Feline Friday Blog Hop.

    Have a purrfect Feline Friday and weekend, my friend. Big hug. ♥

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  11. They say cats sneak up and put kitty paw prints in your heart PERMANENTLY - I think it's true!!

    Hugs, Pam

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  12. As dogs plagued by cats we can see why this story was written as 'fiction'. But, SHE likes cats....there's no accounting for taste....

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  13. It sounds like you met two sweet kitties on your trip north. What a wonderful story of how you came to love cats.

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  14. MW was such a pretty gal, lovely!

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  15. Cats have a way of endearing themselves to us :) XO

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  16. I love cats and so miss having one. Hope you had a great Thanksgiving.

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  17. Aw... what a wonderful story. Ursula sounds like she had chosen you :) Milky Way was a lucky kitty to join your family!

    Happy Thanksgiving!

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  18. My father was raised on a farm - and when we went back to visit my Grandparents, my brother and I would thoroughly traumatize the poor farm cats because we just KNEW they would come to like us. A couple times, my Grandmother had a litter or two of kittens in the cellar. We begged like we'd never begged before to bring one home. You have one purring ball of fluff and there's no going back.

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  19. Those kitties are heart stealers!

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