GEORGE THE WHORE CAT...

Not the real "George" but close enough!  Photo by Stephan
Not the real "George" but close enough! Photo by Stephan

GEORGE THE WHORE CAT...By b. Malin

I dedicate this piece to all the "George's"...they KNOW who they are!

George the "whore" was my tiger cat...sound too strong...let me think about that. Or better yet, you be the judge. Hey George the whore, what do you think of that?

You lived with me for your first three years and dragged your "kitty litter" every time you used your box. Did I complain...only when it rained. You sounded "deranged" as you "growled" when you wanted to go out...again I ask you, did I complain?

I remember when I had you "fixed" and you blamed me when your best friend got run over while you were at the Vets...Recuperating. Remember how "we" buried him in our back yard?

In your mind you put up with a lot...but hey, look what you got...three meals a day, the run of the house...your pet mouse...and our other cat, SUZIE, to smack around with your paw...Yes, yes, I saw. But for you, I guess the final straw was BRANDY the dog... Entering our lives...And I know what you thought, it's me the cat...or that awful dog...You know he wasn't going away, and so you gave one last "growl" before you were on your way... out the door!

There was always room for both of you, but you didn't see it that way...Oh no, George the Whore cat didn't see it that way...You stayed away for about a week, before deciding to come home for a cooked "chicken" dinner treat. Which of course I happily gave you your share, and when you were finished, to show that your cared...your growled through the house, found "Susie" with your pet mouse, and hit her once in the head .

You departed for good that night...I knew you were gone...as you bound out the door... I'll bet you were thinking good riddance to you all!

A neighbor took you in...and let me know...if I didn't mind, "George" wanted to live with her and her new boyfriend...I said whatever...I would say it many times again. She was a great cook, so I knew you'd be fine. Until the day when a new lover entered her life...I heard you left in a terrible strife!

Your big mistake was moving in with The ----- family. Oh she was a good cook and so you were hooked...you thought you had it made. I saw you on the street that fateful day, You came running up to me in your own special way...and I rubbed your head as I bent down to look you in the eyes...those crazy eyes. I had Brandy with me, but you didn't seem to mind.

A few days later, Brandy and I were taking a walk, and a neighbor said, "Have you heard the talk?  "No" I replied..."Well" she said with a sigh..."That family that George was staying with"...."Yes, yes" I replied.  "The husband shot George dead, right in the head. Yes, Yes, she said, took him into the woods with the promise of a treat. You know how that cat loved to eat"!

I left her standing, as I ran up the street, tears cascading down my cheeks...Brandy following not far behind. Me mumbling softly, "George, George My Whore Cat...what did you think of that? And if you can hear me from your "cushion" in the sky...so way up high...Can you see me crying and dying a little inside".


Comments 16 comments

Amie Warren 6 years ago

OMG! I hope that isn't true.


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epigramman 6 years ago

......well with due respect up above to Amie Warren - whether this is true or fiction - it hit me very hard either way - which is what great writing/greating art is all about - to get that particular emotion out of the reader - and you certainly did it with me - my tears are the proof - you see my two best friends in the whole wide world are Little Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel.

I have been a failure in life - I live alone and I live on the poverty level BUT I have given the gift of love to my two cats - they have a good life because of me - in fact a great life - and for that I would imagine then - I must be some kind of hero along with millions of other people worldwide who look after and love their pets ..... yeah you could say this story affected me!!!!


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Jaggedfrost 6 years ago

There is a reason why cats aren't considered property. They can't really be nailed down forever. I liked the way it was written and the fact that I had no problem pushing myself to read it to the last line. Well done.


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Jaggedfrost, thank you for your insightful comments. I'm glad you enjoyed, and I kept your interest to the very last line...


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

Amiie, Stories, Pros, Poetry, etc. are usually based with a little truth mixed in. But yes, this wonderful cat named "George" did come to this untimely death.


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b. Malin 6 years ago Author

epigramman, "You" made me cry...for opening up and telling of your life, and your wonderful Miss Tiffy and Mister Gabriel. I guess your "life" has made you the wonderful writer and poet that you are today. Your comments are always extra special to me, thank you so very much.

You are NOT failure, not with the "gift" you have to make others smile and think with your Hubs.


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d.william 5 years ago from Somewhere in the south

Good hub. For those of us who have always had cats in our lives we can connect to this story. I sure had my "George" too. I had 7 cats for years, and in the past two they passed away, one by one, from old age ailments, feline leukemia, stroke, etc. I have one remailing, and she is getting up there in age too. Not sure if i can replace any of them after this one is gone. But i loved your "George" story. Funny and sad. thanks for sharing.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

d. William, thanks so much for coming by and reading some of my Hubs. George was such a character...Glad you could relate. I'll stop by to visit you as well...And thank you so much for becoming a follower of mine.


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Vinaya Ghimire 5 years ago from Nepal

what interested me in this piece was the deep bond between the narrator and the character. I loved your style of telling a story.The tone is very amusing.

This was a compelling read.


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b. Malin 5 years ago Author

Hi Vinaya, thanks for checking out one of my "oldies"...I tried to "capture" George's personality, and I think I succeeded. Glad you Enjoyed my Humor.


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A.A. Zavala 4 years ago from Texas

Such an enthralling tale. Cat lived hard and fast, and then an untimely death. Told in a way only you could do. Thank you...


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Wesman Todd Shaw 4 years ago from Kaufman, Texas

I enjoyed it!!!!!!!!

Gosh I love those animal personalities!!!!!!


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi A.A. George was such a Crazy Cat...But he didn't deserve that kind of an Ending. So glad you came by to read.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi Wesman, George was one of a kind, so I'm so glad you Enjoyed, he would have like that! I'll have to check out your Hubs too.


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MizBejabbers 4 years ago

I had to shed a tear over George. It's a wonderful but sad story and reminds me of our whore cat, Andy, who left a hole in our hearts when he disappeared. Maybe I'll write of him someday. Voted you up++.


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b. Malin 4 years ago Author

Hi MizBejabbers, there could NEVER be another George for me...one of a kind! You should write about Andy (Actually, my older Son is named Andrew, but He's still my Andy). Now a Cat named Andy, had to have been a character too...Sad, he disappeared.

Thanks so much for the Vote!

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