Tuesday, July 12, 2011
a cat with 2 families
hey - funny story!
i had the good fortune to meet my loco's owner tonite. well, his 'other' owner, that is. i was out in the alley pulling some weeds, and i noticed in the adjoining alley, some people also pulling weeds....and loco. sitting in the middle of the alley. i waited for a sec, then decided to go over (i have never ever seen these particular people before).
i walked up to a middle-aged chubby guy and a matching lady, and a younger boy, probably college-age. they looked at me quizzically when i said 'can i ask you'all a question?'
i asked them if THAT cat was theirs, and the man said 'that depends.' i said, 'well, i seriously need to know his name, since he and i have been friends for over 7 years now.'
he laughed and said 'oh, you mean MANGO?'
he he. i guess my loco is a mango. i am not disappointed in this news! it's kind of a funky cat name, don't you think?
so, while i was standing there and explaining that he is sort of kind of ALSO MY CAT, he came over and rolled on my foot and looked at me like 'hey, watcha doin' over HERE?'
the woman looked seriously shocked and said 'he NEVER DOES THAT.'
ha. i laughed and said it took several years of wooing for him to do that ;))
anyway, it was great. he lives in the house down the street, with 3 humans (one of whom is a baptist pastor) and 2 other cats. and he gets one, and sometimes two cans of fancy feast a day. one time, he was gone for 5 days, and they found him under a car way far away from here after a huge winter blizzard (kind of glad i did NOT know that).
but secretly, i know he loves me best :)
Posted by bobbione8y at 6:32 PM