Thursday, February 23, 2017

Is it...? Could it be....?

Magnum got an email at work today.  Well, he probably got more than one, but he got a certain email forwarded at work today:

"Ask Magnum if this is the cat he adopted from me that was outside. It has white on chest a white tip on tail.  Been back here trying to come in my house..."

and a little while later...

Yes , this kitty has shown up since it has been cold, hangs around and wants in my house.
I do not remember what your kitty looked like just making sure it wasn't the one you got from me.
Has white tip on tail and neck has white spot.  Loving little girl but I can't take her in- my cat I saved from outside will attack it.
My cat hated my daughters cat when she lived her and beat her up any chance she had.
I know you never found your girl and just thought I should check

So... quick backstory...

Back in the summer of 2012, Colorado Springs was burning down.  So we did what logically came to mind when our city was burning. We took in a stray cat.

Our previous cat, Cookie, had been in cat heaven for a few months when a woman who works with Magnum told him about this stray that she was feeding, but couldn't keep in her house.  Did we want her?  She had a photo...

So I was all, "OMG, yes.  I love black cats!"

I distinctly remember the trip to go pick her up.  There was thick smoke and panic in the air.  I was thinking, "WE'RE ALL GONNA DIE, BUT AT LEAST WE'LL HAVE A CAT!"

We actually ended up not dying.

BUT, a year later, Colorado Springs was burning again.  In the meantime, we'd had the cat, who was quite fat, especially for a "homeless" cat, for a year and were trying to slim her down.  It didn't seem to be working.

I actually really liked her plumpiness, thought it  made her all the more cute.  But... diabetes and stuff.

I doubted she much liked the healthy food we were feeding her and was seeking sustenance elsewhere.  That cat may have been feral, but she knew how to beg.  I'm sure she missed her old home in the yard of Magnum's coworker.

She ran off in the midst of that new fire, and we never saw her again.

So now, I'm looking at that photo above and digging up any photos I have from when she was with us.

And what if it IS her?

(a) She clearly didn't feel too attached to us and our non-fat-cat ways.
(b) She probably thinks she only changes locations if there's a major fire happening
(c) Where's she been for the past three-and-a-half years??
(d)We have another cat now, who is a confirmed bachelor.

Even if it's not Kat the fat cat, I wouldn't mind adding this newcomer to our menagerie, but I think Napolion thinks is his job to keep all cats besides him out of his established perimeter.

This could make for a good fight.


Linking  up again with Mama Kat for the prompt:
3. Write a blog post inspired by the word: fight.


Morgan Cartwright said...

Black cats are so lovely. Fat cats are lovely too. Especially when they let you snuggle with them.

It would be amazing if it was the same cat.

Maybe Napolion will stop his fighting ways and allow the pretty one in the home. :)

B Nickerson said...

So sad your cat ran away.But great you have another you love and perhaps another to come?

Abby said...

Meego is lobbying to take this one in and just let the fur fly if need be.

Abby said...

Yes, it was a sad day when we realized she wasn't coming back. Our current cat is a good fit, but I don't think he wants to share!

Lori said...

What a pretty kitty! That would be something if it's the same cat. My sister has a black cat that basically found her. She took him in as a stray several years ago. About 3 years ago, after she'd had him for a few years, he just disappeared. She put an ad on Craig's list and checked the "found" ads every day and lo and behold he turned up, like, 10 miles away. Someone had found him, saw her ad and she went and brought him home. I can't remember how long he was gone for - maybe a couple weeks. She still has him.

Jennifer said...

Love black cats. My great grandma had one for years he enjoyed his fat self laying out in the sun doing not much of nothing. That would be pretty cool if the cat was the same one.

Ginny said...

Either way, my vote is take the kitty in :)

LL Cool Joe said...

How cool if it were your fat cat after all. We'd never get way with writing these comments if it were a child we were talking about. Ha. I'm with Ginny, take the kitty in. :D

Linda Hensley said...

As a committed dog person, I don't think I get a vote. Whatever you decide, I'm sure it's the right decision :)

KatBouska said...

If it IS the fat cat, clearly she's aware she has seniority. Move over mr. bachelor!!

Anita said...

Could it be...Kat the cat!

I scanned over this post a week ago, too in a hurry to absorb the possible miracle... well, almost miracle. So I'm back, staring at the pics, and my vote is yes - that's it's her and yes, keep her. But Napolion... hmmm...

You've brought back memories of the fires. That was tough and I don't even live there.