It was way back on the 7th of July, when I was wondering around the countryside, that I heard a lot of laughter and talking, and smelled the aroma of good food. I immediately headed in the direction of all of the commotion and suddenly came upon what looked like a family picinic, a great find indeed. I immediately made my precence known and started to work my magic to worm a way into their heart I mean to have them love me bunches. The mom didn't want to even touch me. This is not a good thing but then later I learned that she had her heart broken many times by outside cats. She would offer them food, water, play, anything that an outside kitty would want. But several of her cats, Sassy, Punkie, and Guy, just left and didn't come back. I didn't know at that time but she told the dad that she didn't want to get attached to anymore outside cats because of the sadness that she would feel when they would never come back to see her. I'm glad I didn't know all of this because I might have decided not to even give them a try.
This is the first photo taken of me.
I decided that I liked this family and that I would hang out and try to mooch some food off of them. The mom still wouldn't pay me any attention but I didn't care because there were plenty of other folks there who did. After the dad noticed me he started petting me, then he would kind of play with me, and the best yet was that, before I knew it, he brought out some food and water just for me. Well, that was the window of opportunity that I needed. The mom said to dad that now that the cat was fed, it WAS HER CAT! My hears perked up when I heard that! It was music to my ears.