Our stripy friend goes by the name of Babaje. When he stoped by a few years ago he was so thin that it looked like he was just skin hanging on his bones. He was not even a year old then. So of course I had to feed him and now he is a healthy and happy kitty. He is the outside cat because he prefers it that way. On cold days he comes inside but mostly he likes it outside. He is not a lap cat but he does love it when you spend time with him and have a little chat. He loves being in on the conversation and I think he understands every word we say.
Our inside kitty is Spirit and he is the lap cat. Took me a long time to name him because I didn't want just any black kitty name for him, he was just too special. He helped me through one of the worst times of my life and is my favorite pet friend of all time.
One rainy night in August as I was getting ready for bed I heard this kitten crying outside. I went out to look and from across the street I heard the cry. I lived in the country, no street lights so it was very dark. I called to him and he called back and I could hear he was moving toward me so I kept calling and soon I saw this little black ball of fur roll down an 8 foot bank and onto the street. There was a car coming so I rushed out into the street and stopped the car so I could pick up the kitten. He fit into the palm of my hand so he was very young but he sure did have a big voice. I brought him into the house and fed him. I had to use a shoe box for a litter box because he was too small to get into a regular litter box. I guess he was about 5 weeks old.
I had seen what I believed to be his Mother who was black & white and pregnant go in and out underneath the porch across the street. My guess is that she decided to move her litter and as she was moving another kitten Spirit got scared and started to cry and run and he came toward the first friendly voice he heard which luckily was me. I have truely been blessed having him in my life.
Do you have a story about a pet that you dearly love? I would like to hear it if you want to share.