Tuesday, November 18, 2008

Strip Club Kitty


The other day my mother mentioned to me how lucky I was to have such a sweet, personable, milk ring fetching cat. She said that Canela was a kitty sent from Heaven and while this is extremely corny, I think it's kind of true because she just appeared out of nowhere as a kitten in a strip club parking lot at a dark, lonely time in my life when I had lost everything. I didn't even want a cat. I was only going to keep her for a few days. I already had a home lined up for her and everything. Her birthday is some time within the next month and she'll be eight, which I hope is still pretty young for a cat. She seems quite spry and although I strongly suspect her in the recent death of a Siamese Fighting Fish (lots of circumstantial evidence, no actual proof) and in spite of the fact that she is extremely demanding and also terrified of the humidifier/ cat killing machine that I recently brought into my bedroom, I love the hell out of this damned cat and I really am lucky to have found her. I wanted to show you my favorite picture of her because I feel it really captures her fuzziness well. Tomorrow or the next day, when I have time, I'll tell you the story of how I found her and how she managed to convince me to keep her. Now, I'm off to grade papers.

17 comments:

Miss Kitty said...

Ohhh, SHWEEET! What a purrrr-ty girl! If only I'd found a kitteh while working at the Jaguar Lounge. That would've made my time there even more valuable. >^..^< Good luck with the grading.

Ambitious Blonde said...

Canela looks a great deal like my Ernie, except he's even fuzzier.

Can't wait to hear how she persuaded you to keep her. :)

JoeinVegas said...

A strip club kitty. That is an interesting description.

Emily said...

She's beautiful, and eight is very young for an indoor cat!

Mine also has an intense hatred for the humidifier, but it's the only thing that gets me through the Minnesota winters without all my skin peeling off. Sorry, Bernard.

Carolyn said...

The best cats are found that way, they come walking up to you when you need them the most. That is how i recieved the gift of the best cat ever StrayFabrie.Once we got him home he never wanted to leave again.

Hilary said...

Aww she's a beauty. My cats are funny with noisy machines too. One runs to the basement and hides as soon as he hears me rolling out the vacuum. The other one lets me vacuum his fur. Strange, wonderful creatures. Looking forward to your tale.

Erica said...

Yes, eight is barely mid-life for a well kept indoor cat, so when she comes home with a younger man and a convertible, you can tell her she's being ridiculous, and she's got many years ahead of her :)

Anonymous said...

Aww! My kitty fetches milk rings too! Cats with dog-like personalities are the best: all the good traits of a dog without any of the extra maintenance.

CarioCgl said...

Love the title, thankful she doesn't have stripper name (unless she does?)

My 5-year old kitten has a particular fondness of child-proof electrical outlet covers and a sassy tail to match her personality.

kerry said...

She's beautiful! I have a foundling kitty too- a black cat named Bast (which I joke is kind of like naming a dalmation Spot but I did it anyway). She sleeps with my dog most nights and sometimes they play.

Hey- if your kitty is 8 she's the same age as my kitty.

tupelo said...

Can't wait to hear the rest of the story!

I have a cat with the opposite reaction to humidifiers. He will sit in front of it for hours and bat at the bubbles that form. We worry about him a little.

sallyacious said...

She's gorgeous. Isn't it amazing how much we will put up with from these demanding, four-footed pains because they work their way into our hearts?

We have one indoor cat who is 17 1/2 at this point. Our youngest cat is 10. 8 is middle-aged, but she's most likely got at least another 8 years in her.

Joy said...

Awww, she's a beauty. I love my feline also. They are amazing critters, huh? I love lap time the best when it is demanded of me that I rub the fluffy, fuzzy and fat belly. Sweet!

Anonymous said...

My kitties have pushed so many milk rings under the fridge that I'm afraid it's gonna conk out someday. I have three cats, two of which were born around the time of Hurricane Andrew, so they're about 16 and still act young. I created a way to allow them out into the yard without actually being loose by creating wire tunnels, a three story lounging house and extra large outdoor pooper where the litter can be cleaned in less than 20 seconds. One more thing... a friend sent this Roomba Driver thing: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=LQ-jv8g1YVI . It's cute. Joe

Anonymous said...

My tonkinese lived to be 28 1/2 and his litter mate, who lived with my sister lived to be 30...but lost all his hair at 25, so he was butt-ugly but feisty those last five years.

Whiskeymarie said...

My love of the kitties is well-known and well-documented.

Your kitty is so very, very cute.

Damn. Now I want another one...

ElectricDaisy said...

Although this is an older post, I'm commenting anyway...I'm sure the first time I read this I didn't understand "milk ring fetching cat". Now I do, courtesy of my roommate's cat Minnow. She loves NOTHING MORE than to fish these out of the trash (ew) and drop them on me at 6 AM whilst I am dreaming of pleasant things that do not involve throwing trash around for a mildly overweight cat to aggressively play fetch with.

However, I love her to death and it is a super neat party trick.

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