Our (so-called) "employer"

Our (so-called) "employer"

Wednesday, September 5, 2007

Worming my way in, Wednesday

Don't you know I'm still standing
better than I ever did
Looking like a true survivor,
feeling like a little kid
~Annie & Elton

Four weeks tomorrow since I came to take over this too quiet geriatric ward they call a home. I was quite the rage at Pet Smart last Saturday, and even had an application submitted, but Mosaic Lady and the nice TAAG Lady just didn't feel that it was my perfect placement.

See that red sweatshirt I'm sleeping on in the laundry/litter/mud room? Walter slept on that sweatshirt during his move from Colorado to North Carolina, and it was still in his carrier on the last day of his life. It came back from the fur doctors, but he did not. You can see some of his furs on it if you look hard. It has not been washed since.

Mosaic Lady nearly threw the red sweatshirt away (along with the black t-shirt she wore that horrible morning, covered with his furs), but she did not. She folded it up and stuck it in the corner of this counter where it sat for three months, sorta out of view, sorta in view. Walter used to nap on this counter atop a big comforter. That did get washed and put away because it was too sad, always empty.

I started napping on this funky, thin, yellow hand towel. One day Mosaic Lady unfolded the red sweatshirt and put it on top of the yellow towel for me.
For her?

25 comments:

Kaze, Latte, or Chase said...

I knew you'd worm your way in!!! I think you're really making yourself very welcome.

Latte

Dragonheart said...

Wonderful news! That is a sweet story about the sweatshirt too. :)

sammawow-china cat-willow said...

Oh, your black furs look so pretty on that red sweatshirt! We hope you get to stay there - you look very happy!


Purrrrs, China Cat & Willow

Daisy said...

Annie, that is so sweet to sleep on Walter's special sweatshirt. I'll bet you are picking up some of his vibes, and he is watching over you! You just keep on worming your little way into everybody's hearts!

catsynth said...

Yes, you look very elegant on the red towel. Luna also loves to sleep on comfy towels and sweatshirts and the like, so that's another thing you have in common besides your lovely black fur.

catsynth said...

Yes, you look very elegant on the red towel. Luna also loves to sleep on comfy towels and sweatshirts and the like, so that's another thing you have in common besides your lovely black fur.

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh, you panthers always look so nice on red, Annie. It's good to make yourself at home.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Victor Tabbycat said...

Annie, tell Mosaic Lady that mine Mo is sentimental bout fings like that too (or is it just mental?). You know, stores haf their Howloween stuff out already an most shelters won't dopt out black cats that time of year.

Sadie, I still fink you're cuter than Annie. Willie's had a few pictors up, but not Bianca.

Sumtimes I find fings that smell just a little of the cats afore us. I can smell that they were furry happy an well loved. That's what Annie senses frum Walter's scent. Purrs (and a tear for Walter)

Victor Tabbycat said...

mine Mom, not mine Mo! paws.

Grr, Midnight & Cocoa said...

hmmm...turning down potential homes and giving you precious family heirlooms to sleep on...sounds like the ML wants you to stay. (plus, Victor's right about no black cat adoptions near Halloween)

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

I bet Walter is furry happy to see a poor, sweet, formerly homeless kitty sleeping on his sweatshirt. Hah, we said it, formerly homeless...

Samantha & Tigger said...

Oh Annie, we hope you get to stay! We are sure the others will like you! That is so sweet the story about the sweatshirt! Mom's Ariel still has fur on the yoga mat she uses. She won't wash it either!
Your FL furiends,

Chairman Mao said...

*sniffies*, aw that's so sweet about the sweat shurt. That sounds like somethin' Momma would do.

And I'm so happy yur wormin' yur way in, Annie Banannie! Dorydoo's ecksited, too -- she thinks yur superduper, just like a sistur!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Awww dat story warms owr hearts.

Eric and Flynn said...

That's a lovely story about the sweatshirt.Dad yoosed to keep some of his old work coats in the airing cupboard and one of the befurrus cats yoosed to git in there and sleep on it.The coat's still there cuvvered in white furrs 13 years later.

Lux said...

That is such a sweet story - you look wonderful on that sweatshirt!

Karen Jo said...

I love the story. You just keep worming your way into their hearts, Annie.

Benjamin Fuzz said...

as you worm your way into their hearts, annie, you worm your way into ours!

i like the image of you inching and wiggling, squirming in...getting comfortable and feeling at home.

we welcome you with open paws and rumbly purrs!

ben fuzz
lucy fur

michico 小芥 said...

Sleeping on Walter's special sweatshirt is sweet~!

I enjoy this story very much~!

Parker said...

That story is very sweet and very telling. Here, I am going to say it - welcome home Annie!

DEBRA said...

Annie:

I think that you are helping ML heal her heart break and that is a really GOOD thing. I also believe Walter is saying let Annie in she's the spark everyone needs. Just be sweet to my dear darling Willie.


Purrs
The Divine Miss B

Lux said...

:::all puffed up:::

Thank you for commenting on my delts!

Donny and Marie and Casey said...

Hi, you are very cute. Mommy wishes that you weren't so far away so that she could adopt you, but we keep having to remind her that she has us already. Not that we wouldn't mind you joining us...well, maybe Casey, but we won't say anything to her....

We hope that you can stay with the Mosaic Lady so we can see more of you on this blog. But we will be very happy for you too if you find a gurreat furever home.

~Donny and Marie

Starbuck and Torrey said...

So cute! You are a beautiful kitty!

she said...

Oh--you are so beautiful!!!!!!