She chose me
Bessie waiting for dinner.
In the year 2004 I had a 19 year old tortie and a 6 year old tabby both females the tabby was poisoned and 2 months later the tortie had to be euthanised..a neighbour had a cat that I used to pet all the time..she decided to move out and when she left took the cat with her got her dog back and decide she didn't want the cat any more dumped her on my doortstep Christmas eve after I mentioned to another neighbour I would take her.
The funny thing is she has a white body with tortie markings and tabby patches on her face..that was 6 years ago I still have she is now 10 and part of the family.
The Day I met Sir Thomas
by Diane Tan
(Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia)
I was sitting in my ground floor flat with the sliding door open one evening in July. After a long, hard day's work, I was just about to tuck into my tuna salad when suddenly I got the feeling I was being watched.
I looked left and there he was a small bundle of fluff looking up at me with a mixture of hope and fear in his eyes. I instinctively put out my hand to stroke him, but he hissed at me and arched his back. OK I thought, let's see what a bit of tuna can do. I placed a bit of tuna on the floor and he inched his way slowly towards it, eyes flitting from the tuna to me and back. Finally the urge to eat overcame his fear and he made quick work of the morsel.
He then fixed his eyes on me as though to say "where's the rest". I obediently placed another small morsel in front of him, then another and another. Finally, he had finished my tuna.
He looked at me and made to leave, but suddenly he turned, jumped on my lap and started to purr and rub incessantly against my hands and face. As he was doing this I noticed his tabby coat and beautiful white vest which ran all the way down across his stomach. His four beautiful white paws reminded me of socks and high school. That was it. With a sudden jolt I realised I had just been adopted. He jumped down and began to explore my flat as though inspecting his new home. He knew that I was his.
He's been with me now for five months and he's grown from an adorable little kitty to fully grown tom. Such a gentle, playful, companion who gives me endless affection. My cupboard is full of cat food and biscuits. When I finish work he's waiting for me at the door and always greets me with lots of meows and leg rubbing. First thing in the morning he's there and after a feed and some cuddle time he instinctively knows when to leave as I have to go for work.
Well, that's how I met Sir Thomas. I had no intention of adopting a cat, but he just worked his way into my heart and I don't regret the day he came into my life
Her Name Is Etam
I have a pet cat, I name him 'Tiger'. He was born by a stray black mother cat. Since the day I adopted Tiger, the mother cat will know the way to my house from the void deck.
She usually visit late at night from 8pm to 1am. She would then wait outside my doorstep or start meowing, indicating her presence. One of the most fascinating incident is that my neighbour witnessed the cat going up to my house again by using the lift. She witnessed it as she entered the lift after Etam and saw the light lit up for button 5, which is my floor story.
She still visits me every night, only once in awhile she will not visit my house.