Friday, April 13, 2018

                             A Kitty Who Came Before

And when I say before, I mean Before. Like, waaaaaaaaaaaaaay before. 
She got Fluffy, the lovely black-and-white girl you see above, 
when she was about four years old. By way of telling you how long ago 
that was, I will say that Eisenhower was still in his first term. Fluffy was mostly 
an outside kitty, though in her later years, the Human's mother
relented and Fluffy spent more time inside. She was a hissy old thing, as likely
to nip at you as purr, but she was very fond of the Human. I think having her
was good preparation for getting me just about 50 years later.

15 comments:

Megan said...

I do like me a tuxie pusscat, Spitty. (They are, in fact, my very very favourite kind of pusscats - sorry!) It's nice to meet Fluffy - what fabulous colouration on her face! It's probably just as well that Fluffy was hissy and bitey - it probably lowered your Human's expectations of cats in general and you in particular. I agree that having such a pusscat at a very early age did provide some foundation for her being employed by you now - if only she'd had lots of pusscats in between times. They could each have added a little more training so that by the time you picked her up, she might have been fully skilled to provide top quality services. Still, as I've said before, you've been very good to her in taking her on even though she's fairly, um, ah ... inadequate is probably the politest way of saying it.

Megan
Sydney, Australia

Summer at sparklecat.com said...

She sounds a bit like my human's cat before Sparkle, Harlot. Harlot was beautiful... and she had SUCH a temper! But she was utterly devoted to my human. They were a team... a different kind of team than I am with her! I'm kind of the anti-Harlot.

Catio Tales said...

What a gorgeous kitty. That second photo...... We are delighted to see Fluffy who was clearly was an excellent trainer for the Human.

William's Kith & Kin said...

We bet your human loved that little girl to no end. She is a beauty, and somehow, humans can forgive us cats when we get (or stay) cranky.

Kitties Blue said...

How fun that your mom has these photos. Our mom has exactly one photo each of two of the many cats they had when she was little. Fluffy was very pretty. Hope to see you for the hop tomorrow. Kisses from MM. XOCK, angel Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth, Calista Jo, Cooper Murphy and Sawyer

Gwendolyn Geddes said...

Oh she is adorable. I love tux puddies. Recently I had 2 b & w's, short haired and med haired. Short hair lad MakieNoodleDoodle from Pleasantville, Nova Scotia who refused to be an inside kitty died in Dec 2017, LeoSeppyPeppy who is from Halifax, Nova Scotia and is now heading towards 13 yrs is a treasure. Nice to see your postings again !!

Anonymous said...

Fluffy was a pretty girl and just think - she was able to "get all the kinks" out of your human before you came into her life!!

Hugs, Teddy

Mary McNeil said...

What a nice tribute to one of your predecessors, Spitty !

The Island Cats said...

Fluffy doesn’t look hissy...but we believe you, Spitty.

pilch92 15andmeowing said...

Very pretty, my Emmy looks a lot like Fluffy.

Tails from the Foster Kittens said...

it is always good to take a few minutes and remember the ones that came before

Katie Isabella said...

This did mom's and my heart good.

Caren Gittleman said...

I just loved seeing these photos! What a sweetie!! catchatwithcarenandcody

da tabbies o trout towne said...

fluffy waz a gorgeouz gal !!!!!!! ;) ♥♥

Eastside Cats said...

Aww, Fluffy was a cutie!