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Tuesday, January 10, 2017

Famous Last Words

We have two new cats in our cat neighborhood and they remind me of Cocoa and Brownie our Siamese cats from the distant past. Someone bought a Sealpoint Siamese cat and was so excited about it they wanted to buy one for our daughters for their birthdays. My husband and I okayed it if they would be sure to get a male so we didn't have to deal with kittens. We all fell in love with him and named him Cocoa. After a while a female Sealpoint Siamese showed up in our yard and wouldn't leave. I ask around the neighborhood but no one claimed her. I watched the lost and found ads in our neighborhood paper with no luck. We named her Brownie. She was such a jewel, how could we be rid of her. She could walk around the whatnots and never knock anything to the floor. She loved to ride in the car. When she heard the keys rattle here she was. She slept between my husband and I with her head on the pillow with the cover up to her neck like any human being. Famous last words, the kittens began to come at regular intervals. Brownie and Cocoa were Sealpoint but we had no papers so we advertised Siamese kittens for sale in the local neighborhood paper. We were able to sell everyone everytime she had a litter. Sold several to teachers in our school district. After several litters and much cat love from us to her and him and much cat love to us from them one day I came home to find Brownie dead in the driveway. Evidently she ran after the keys rattling to the car and I didn't see her and she didn't make it. Killed me to know I had run over her. Wasn't the same with only Cocoa but he lived his life out with us.

7 comments:

TARYTERRE said...

Cocoa and Brownie sound like quite the pair. Perfect together and as part of the family. Accidents happen you can not blame yourself.

S. J. Qualls said...

Stuff happens, sigh ...
Sounds like you had them for quite a while. They do grow on you. Sorry that this still bothers you - you have to let it go.
Hugs

Mary Degli Esposti said...

You'd never, ever harm anything, Paula. I am so sorry. She lived a wonderful cat life with you.

jack69 said...

I agree with Mary of course. Cats know if they can find your house they have won the lottery! It is funny though, some animals have a way of taking part of you with them! But it is a beautiful but sad story! THANKS

Jon said...

That's a beautiful story, Paula, but I'm so sorry that it had a tragic ending with Brownie. A similar accident happened to me with a kitten when I lived in TX - and I'm still so upset that I don't want to talk about it.

Cats are incredibly intelligent - and a lot more affectionate than many people realize. My cat Bosco sleeps in bed with me under the covers.

salemslot9 said...

sad

it's always hardest

to forgive ourselves

HOOTIN ANNI said...

Awwwwwwwww, dreadful. I can feel the guilt by reading between the lines. I bet Cocoa missed her too. I LOVE Siamese breed! We had one named Felina [as in Wicked Felina, the girl that I loved - Marty Robbins song]

She lived to the good age of 25 human years.