She chose me

by Robyn
(Australia)

Bessie waiting for dinner.

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.

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Sep 16, 2010
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sad
by: madeline

i had a cittie like that,then she died

Mar 19, 2010
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thats great!
by: Anonymous

I am happy she found you!!! and that you kept your word of keeping her

Mar 03, 2010
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Do not dump cats.
by: Jobaputra

Yours is most beautiful sweet cat with very nice markings.

How people can be dumping cats I do not know?

Feb 28, 2010
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Splendid girl.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Robyn,

So your neighbor just dumped Bessie on your doorstep without knowing that she would be looked after. Some people do not deserve to be on the same planet as animals!

Anyway, what a splendid girl Bessie is. Unusual markings yes, but a magnificent coat. you are lucky that she chose you ;0)

Thank you very much for sharing Bessie's story and photo with us.

Larry (Editor)

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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

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Nov 17, 2010
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Congratulations Diane.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Diane,

Your tale of how you met Sir Thomas is an interesting one and very well written. I can picture the scene with Sir Thomas inching his way towards the tuna. Good for you for not losing interest in him when he hissed at you.

Yes a home full of cat food (and cat toys etc. is what you get when you share your home with a cat :0)) And yes, coming home from work and receiving the welcome of your feline friend makes the day worthwhile.

Congratulations Diane, you do seem to have been adopted by a great cat. Thank you very much for sharing your story with us.

Larry (Editor)

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Her Name Is Etam

by Zen
(Singapore)

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.

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Jan 01, 2012
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Elevator for the cat.
by: Anonymous

Unusual that your cat uses an elevator but lots of stories on Google about cats hitching a ride on buses. The cats know where the bus stops and just hop on and go straight past the driver. They know when the bus gets to their destination too :0)

Pretty much the same story with your cat using the elevator, must have been watching people use it. Cats are clever critters, ain't that so.

Oct 06, 2010
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Going up.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Zen,

Thank you very much indeed for telling us about Tiger. Is he a tabby cat?

Nice that Etam comes to visit you and Tiger and amazing that she uses the lift, why walk when you can ride.

Larry (Editor)


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