I Chose the Beast Cat

by Grahame J.
(Wandsworth.)

A Beast in the Garden.

A Beast in the Garden.

That is not a misspelling, I mean beast not best! But I can't exactly say that I choose her, she sort of picked me or picked on me.


Where she can from I do not know but I'm sure that she must have belonged to someone. As she has never become pregnant in the four years that she has seen fit to hang around here it's a pretty safe bet that she has been neutered.

She is a big one, a real beast of a cat. She gave me quite a turn when she came rushing out of the undergrowth at the end of my garden. She must have been well hidden because I did not see her there and it is possible that I startled her, but unlike most normal cats she did not run away at my approach, instead she ran at me! She then retired to a corner and sat studying me.

Because she seemed so aggressive I did not attempt to pet her as I would any other cat, I carried on with the jobs I had to do in the garden and when finished went inside leaving this beast still watching me.

About two hours later there was an awful yowling and scratching at my kitchen door. You can guess who it was. I probably had a mind to tell her to scram when I opened the door but she just bolted straight inside and sat right in the middle of the kitchen floor.

Food she said, using her eyes of course. She certainly was not starving, I remember thinking that I had never seen such a well fed cat. I opened up a tin of sardines, found an old plate and set it on the floor. The sardines met with her approval. I then ventured to see if she would let me pet her, which she did but only for a moment until she turned her attention to the door as if to say well now that you have fed me I want out. Off she went to the end of the garden and disappeared.

Next day she was back, and the next, and the next, until. It was obvious that this beast had adopted me. I asked around if anyone was missing a very large and fearsome cat but nobody would own up to it.

She, I've never called her anything but beast, is not at home much in the warmer whether. But makes full use of the house when it is cold or it rains. She is still a beast, but a beast with a heart, she can be very affectionate when she wants. I had no choice in having her as my companion, but do you think that I would part with her for all the tea in China? Of course I wouldn't.

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Aug 02, 2008
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Awesome Cat
by: Connie

Your "beast" has certainly found herself a great person!!! She may have been in a vehicle and somehow gotten out. Perhaps her people moved away and couldn't find her in time.

She sounds like an awesome cat with a lot of personality!!!

I was trying to get a "barn cat" to come to me once and the only way that she would come near me, or the food which she desperately needed, was for me to lie down with the food dish near my hand. She would devour the food she was so hungry.

Gradually, she got used to me and came up and sat on me as it was cold out. She became my indoor only sweet companion for almost 17 years.
The love which a cat can bring into our lives is such a treasue, worth more than any amount of money.

Aug 01, 2008
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A beast or not . . .
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Grahame,

Your story is absolutely a case of the cat choosing you :)

A beast or not, I bet that she is a very loving cat, as you say that you would not part with her, then you must love her.

A very interesting story, thank you for sending it in.

Larry (Editor)

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Furball Strickler's wild life story

by Natasha
(York ,PA, USA)

When I was 6 years old I seen a stray cat outside and she looked like she wanted a home. So I asked my dad if I could keep her. He said I don't know.

The next day she came back and I fed her. We bought her toys and food so she would be happy and stuffed. But it was turning into Winter so I asked my dad again if I could have her and he said ... yes!

I was so happy to have my first cat at my dads house. I named her Furball jennele Strickler. Well 2 years later and she had kittens 3 of them Lucky,Bubbles,and Tinkerbell.

1 year later now she has kittens 1 year old after her time in the wild. She is a lazy lump of fur always wanting to eat. She is a friendly and loving cat. She is a very good listener , fast, agile , lazy.

Furball loves to climb on my lap and she loves to be pet. She is afraid of new people but she gets to you after a while.Now she is a 3 1/2 year old cat.

Furball's info
color- gray &white
gender- female
eyes- green
D.O.B- August 16,2005
age- 3 1/2 years


I hope you enjoyed Furball's story!!!

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Aug 12, 2008
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Furball is the Best
by: sara

Hay, Tash
I loved your story! It was a great cat story.

Jul 25, 2008
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Thanks
by: natasha

Thanks guys that means a lot Furball says thank you also . Well right now Im going to be turning 10 on august 4th


I thank you much i never done this before and im amazed people actualy read my story

Jul 24, 2008
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Your Cat's Names are sweet
by: Connie

I love your cat's names. Furball sounds so sweet. I have a sable Burmese, Kitty Grumbles, who is 4 years old and extremely friendly, but she prefers not to be picked up. My second cat, Miskena Marler, is a silvery gray (blue) Burmese who will stand over any part of me or Kitty Grumbles and just plop down suddenly. Thanks for adding your cat information.

Jul 24, 2008
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Lazy lump of fur :0)
by: Larry (Editor)


Hi Natasha,

I love this - "She is a lazy lump of fur always wanting to eat." :0)

From that sentence I can tell Furball is a cat that is easy to love. I like the names of Furball's kittens too.

Thank you very much for sharing with us about your very special lazy lump of fur.

Larry (Editor)

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