Wednesday, March 12, 2008

My Little Angels


I am feeling a bit better today. Thanks to all of you for sending well wishes. I can't get over how nice you all are! I am kinda tired of talking about my stupid RA and the meds, so I want to tell you about my two girl kitties. I need to update their pictures.
Cricket: She's black, sleek and shiny. She's around six years old and is slowly becoming my cat. We got her when she was a kitten. She had been living on the streets and was rescued by a little girl that my daughter was friends with way back in sixth grade. The girl had saved Cricket from being hit by a bus after some boys had been chasing her. She took Cricket to school and my daughter became immediately taken with her. My husband grudgingly let her take the kitten home when he picked her up from school that day. The girl that rescued Cricket couldn't have pets because her family rented. After much begging and pleading to my husband we decided Cricket belonged with us. I named her after a black cat that my grandmother had. Cricket used to be considered my daughter's cat, but as my daughter has turned into a teenager she has been distracted with school and friends and no longer allows Cricket in her room. (This could also have something to do with Cricket peeing in her bed as an act of revenge for my daughter daring to have a sleep over party.) ;) After Tookie passed, Cricket seemed to pick up on my sadness. She began coming to me while I quietly wept in my bedroom, purring and licking me. If you knew her you would know that this was out of character for her. I welcomed her affection gratefully. Now, she seeks me out throughout the day and sleeps on my tummy every night. She is still very naughty, but I admire her craftiness and I think she's adorable.
Billie: Her full name is Billie Holiday Lady of the Day. I gave her a "fancy" name because she's a pedigree Persian. I was also in a Billie Holiday phase and Persians kind of look like they could sing the blues. :) Billie is actually a very happy cat. She's on my lap right now. She will be 14 in July. To our frustration, she hates to be groomed! Every day I must carefully, gently comb her while her mood is relaxed. When her tail starts swishing I know I'm either going to get scratched or get the bitey. Knots must be cut and that usually requires some help from my husband. I am definately Billie's Momma. I baby her and she loves it. For some reason I still think of her as a kitten. Maybe because she's kind of small.
Well, those are my two girls. I can't believe they are as old as they are all ready! Tookie was well into her 20's when she passed. The V E T said that was highly unusual and a testament to how much I loved her. Maybe, hopefully Billie and Cricket will be around for a long time yet. I know they bring a bit of happiness to my days.

10 comments:

Nancy Lindquist-Liedel said...

you ra, my ms. Yep, we're a pair. many hugs.

no caps cause i am eating an apple.

Daisy said...

Both Billie and Cricket are very beautiful! I like looking at their pictures.

I am glad you are feeling a little bit better today.

Riley & Tiki said...

Glad you are feeling a little better.

Cricket is a good kitty to comfort you.

We do not like to be brushed either, so it is good that we are shorthairs.

JB's Big World said...

You are lucky to have such wonderful angel kitties. I can't believe Tookie lived to be so old...that is quite rare.
I hope you feel better. Just let Billie give you more kitty kisses and all will be fine!
--JB

Princess said...

I am very sorry I missed your postie yesterday. Then I could have purrred for you.
I hope today you are feeling a little better. I love Billie and Cricket. They are sweet girls and how nice that Cricket sits with you.
I do not like my mommie much, she is the feeder and cleaner upper. I know she loves me... but I like daddy more.
I just tolerate mommie.
Caesar was mommies kitty boy

Mommie says you should not worry too much about the cleaning... just do a bit every day.
and dinner... have you ever heard of Stouffers in the freezer isle?
:-D When they go on sale, mommie stocks up. she does not really enjoy cooking.

purrrs for happiness and health

The Cat Realm said...

We are sure Billie and Cricket know how much you love them! We cats can pick up on those things easily and love is like good nutrition for us!!!
Don't forget to check out our blog during the next 5 days - we are on a St.Patrick's Day adventure in Ireland!!!
Karl, Emil and Mrs. OZ

Cecil the Cougar: said...

Billie and Cricket are very lucky to have you as a Mommie. Cats are very intuitive, I am sure that Cricket could tell you were sad when Tookie went to the bridge, and decided you needed more Cricket love!

Adan*Michico said...

I like Cricket~!Black cats are always very careful but very tender and loyalty~!Every black cats I know all have very amazing character and stories~!

Billie is very very beautiful, too~!!! I like Billie very much~!!

And glad you are feeling better :>

MISS PEACH >(^.^) said...

Oh I am so happy you are a bit better...it is no fun feeling ouchie. We are happy to know more about your furry girls! Billie is much like our Miss Minka a blue~creme Persian mommy had before me. She came from Germany with her. She hated to be groomed also like Billie.
So many different cats in this world...Cricket knows how to take good care of you. Black cats have a sizth sense about these kind of things. They are mood sensors.
It was a sad day yesterday all alone and then to find out about Petey....enough to make me want to run to the Spa with Karl & Ruiz. But mommy needs me here. She likes to watch me climb inside of my burrito and settle down for hours of napping. She often touches the outside of it just to hear me quack like a duck:)

Mo said...

I love Billie's full name!
And I'm so glad she and Cricket are there to help you though the not-so-good-days!
Know that you are loved!

mo