Tommy the MAN of the house.

by Bonita
(Johannesburg)

Tommy the Terror

Tommy the Terror

I lived in a townhouse and had one cat "Peppi" already. She was born in my bed and has always been with me. We were a great team up till she was about 4yrs old. Then trouble with a capital T came along in the form of "Tommy", so named because he was a stray and i didn't know his name but did know he was a Tom cat.

He would waltz through my door whenever it was open and settle in for a sleep and munch. He was always a perfect gentlemen and Peppi really took to him so after a while i decided to allow him to move in full time and have never looked back. He has brought such joy to both Peppi and myself.

His quirky character and sense of humour keep living arrangements interesting. I once had my new boyfriend sleep over only to have him screeching for help the next morning when Tommy decided he didn't like this intruder in his bed and attacked him! The poor man was saved from deadly claws and fangs only by the duvet.

Needless to say he soon became my ex-boyfriend.

Basically what i'm saying is that i never chose Tommy he chose to live with Peppi and i and to be honest we love him dearly. I've moved a few times and he and Peppi always stay close to home.

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Apr 07, 2010
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Tough cat.
by: Anonymous

Oh he is a diamond. Your cat sure does look tough and sure of himself, yes you are blessed that he chose you.

Aug 31, 2009
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A real tom cat
by: YellowCats

Oh Tommy is very good looking and for sure looks a cat to be reckoned with. Bonita you are very lucky that he chose you!

Aug 24, 2009
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You can't do that to a cat.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Bonita,

Hey, Tommy is a handsome guy, he also looks very formidable. I would imagine that when he decides to move in . . . you don't argue! :0) But then I don't think that anyone would want to argue, he does look a terrific cat.

Likewise with your ex-boyfriend, can't blame him for backing off trying to take Tommy's bed, didn't he know that you can't do that to a cat?

He should have hung around though and tried to make friends with Tommy, letting Tommy know that he will always be top guy of course.

Thank you very much indeed for sharing your great story and photo.

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I don't know why I chose Rocky.

by Derek Garvin
(North Dakota)

My dad took me to the shelter to choose a full grown cat. It was a dog that I had pleaded and pleaded for, but was told that I was not responsible enough to care for it.

Finally my parents agreed that I could have a cat. Somebody said not to get a kitten or a cat from a store, they said that there were hundreds of good cats in shelters and if nobody adopted them they get put to sleep. At first I was not so sure of this, did I want a cat that had been somebody else's?

My parents were sold on the idea so that was that. Well there were lots of cats at the shelter and it was up to me to pick one out. I got it in my head that I wanted a boy cat, I guess that it was some macho thing, thinking that a girl cat would be soft.

A lady from the shelter walked around with us, she open the cage of a cat I took interest in and if the cat allowed, I could hold it.

Rocky was the third cat that I held and I chose him. I don't know why. Don't get me wrong, I'm really glad I chose him, he is a super pet. He is a big cat and that may have had something to do with it, but he didn't act much different to the other two. But I did not want to look at any more cats I wanted him.

He is my almost black cat. He has a white diamond in the middle of his head, it looks cool.

I have great photo of him on my cell phone but I have lost the cable to upload it to my PC. When I can I will send in a pic. I don't know why I chose him but I'm glad that it was Rocky that I picked.

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Sep 06, 2010
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Responsibility
by: Anonymous

hey there, I'm just wondering why it was that your parents thought that you were responsible enough to look after a cat but not responsible enough to look after a dog?

I think a lot of people would think the same way, but apart from not taking it out for walks you still have all the responsibility with a cat. Just wanted to point that out. Glad that you got a good cat.

Oct 29, 2009
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the cat chooses.
by: Saul

Your cat was the one who did the choosing have no doubt of it. It means the cat could tell you were going to care.

My cat done the same, he made me take him home. Your cat rocky was right!

Oct 17, 2009
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Rocky's influence.
by: Larry (Editor)

Hi Derek,

Seems to me that both you and Rocky made a good choice. Does it matter that you can't say why that you pick him out from the other cats?

It might be that Rocky had more influence over your choice than you think he did. ;0)

Good for your parents for deciding to adopt from a cat shelter. you can get a great cat from a shelter (as you have found out) and it means one more unwanted cat gets a family to give them love and care.

Thanks very much for sharing about Rocky with us, and please do upload that photo when you can.

Larry (Editor)

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