Monday, March 26, 2012

March 26th, Monday

 This is another amazing cat~  Bobcat!  He does look like he's about to say something....

"Bobcat2 (aka Robert A. New) came to me. He arrived outside my backdoor in early Oct. 1998. My other Bobcat (also a tabby)had died that past summer and I wasn't allowed to bring him inside to a house already full of animals (4 dogs and 3 cats).  He took up residence under my front porch where he would come out each morning and evening for meals.  He would sit up on his hind legs doing what I referred to as the Prairie Bob, to beg for his bowl.  He would add a slight "maeow" by barely opening his mouth.  By January, 1999, I brought him inside.  He was the most social of all cats and made friends with every other animal in the household.  He also talked!  Before each meal he would do the "Prairie Bob" and then say in a clear voice, "I want."  You would reply, what do you want? and he would clearly say "Tuna." You could then ask and when do you want it and he would reply quite clearly again, "now!"  I only wish I would've captured this exchange on video.  He left me more than a year ago at the age of 12 as a result of a horrible illness that he could not overcome.  I still miss him dearly and this is my homage to the best cat in the world. "

And I am honored to be a part of the remembering of this incredible spirit~  thanks!

1 comment:

Sandy Graeser Haynes said...

Love your cat series, Kat. Hope you are doing well. You are really capturing the personality of these little guys ! super job !