RIP Sully July 2 2018
Every Cat (& other animals) has a story to tell.
My cat Sully, whether you believe me or not actually does 'talk'! We ask something & she answers. She'll let us know she wants a treat, or that (in the dark) are close by and meows to let us know.
Sully knows how to say NOW, and in highschool I had a black and white cat named Johnathan that would literally say 'Want out' (as we would let him & Tiffany on the porch or deck, if we went out) and would never let us forget it was dinner time.
There's some foods like corn husks and lettuce Sully likes to play with, we even have to throw certain treats for her.
Worth more than a 1000 words
Let me introduce myself... My Name is Sully
If your pet could talk, what would they tell you?
Sully was rescued by Just Strays (a local rescue) from Sing Sing prison! YES, my cat is a convict. (laughs) We always joke about it; as a lot of times she'll sit on one of the kitchen chairs, and look through the back of it as if she is in jail.
She was actually part of a rehab program for the prisoners, and the lady that ran the rescue said the prisoners took good care of the cats. We think Sully was a kitchen cat, as she likes to 'help' when we're making salad; she steals a piece of lettuce or some other green food. She loves playing with the corn husks. I'm not sure why this is, but my theory is she's brushing her teeth.
The reason the cats were rescues from the prison was because they were not fixed before the program so the cats kept reproducing & a mean guard was throwing them down the incinerator!!!!! Yes I know & I've volunteered to go to Hel to teach him a lesson, and have bestowed upon him the curse of feeling everything he did to those cats and kittens. (You don't mess with animals I will push you into a car to save one!)
This is one of my favorite pictures I've taken of Sully.
The painting on the back of the couch, (and between the two cat pillows my Aunt Mary made us years ago) I remember that painting as a toddler! The painting my parents got from Ridin' Hi 'Dude Ranch' before I was born in an auction for $40 however the guy didn't want to give it up for that little amount.
I do sort of have my own story for it. It changes through the years but in short the painting is of an area upstate, its my own little weekend cabin in the woods (wooo chilling hopefully there's no Elevator & Hall of Horrors like the movie). I like sitting outside on the porch & looking at the mountains with Sully in my lap while I read, and if she goes off its not far. She just chases after butterflies or rolls around in the grass while I write my book or a poem or as I said read.
Now in the painting I have dreamed up an invisible fence at a certain distance so that if Sully gets bold and goes too far, she will only be able to go a few feet ahead so she won't be out of my site, or get into the woods. There's also a kitty playground for her. Its like one of those cat trees and goes should height (on a base with wheels) and I can put it anywhere I want around the area of the porch. So I can do what I've previously mentioned maybe even try painting.
The Shrimp Connoiseur
We usually give a shrimp or 2 to Sully as an Extra special treat.
Normally we give her the big ones, well we had found a package of the small salad style ones. When We gave it to her she just gave us a look, like what's wrong with you this isn't my usual shrimp! (Meanwhile it was cut into small pieces but she could still tell!)
Well I have a Book cat
Look at me I read! My favorite stories are fantasy. I like reading about all the crazy creatures of the otherworlds. What I like even more, is laying on top of the open book so my mommy Kim has to pet me until I leave. I drive her nuts sometimes as it seems I only go visit her in her room when she's reading or writing. I try my best to stay out of the way, but sometimes I can't help but to be an annoying little sister sometimes as Kim has no siblings!
Kim is a good mommy. She plays with me, (or at least tries when I'm not in the mood or lose interest really quick) trims my claws when I need, brushes me, and always tries to make sure I have treats. When she can find something interesting, she'll pick up a new toy for me (or treats).
Grandpa grows cat grass for me, it helps with digestion.
Sometimes I bring mommy presents! I will bring her one of my toys and leave it near her door, or inside her room; sometimes I even leave them on the bed.
I would like to tell you about when I was in the prison what I did, but even though mommy and her parents can understand me, they don't understand enough of catease for them to translate the story.
Mommy tries her best to help all animals by donating a few dollars to Best Friends, an animal sanctuary in Utah that rescues all kinds of animals not just domestic house pets. They've had & still do have some Farm animals, like Hogs and Horses, as well as wild animals like squirrels, hawks etc. They took care of some of those Michael Vick dogs, in their Dogtown area as well as others.
If you'd be interested here is the official site please let them know we sent you.
As you see from the first picture on this page, I like looking outside. I'm surrounded by dogs in the surrounding houses it seems.
Bailey is next door I can watch her outside Kim's bedroom window. I've sort of met her once. I wanted to get some fresh air and Kimmi brought me outside just on the porch & held me like she does. Bailey was in her pen and she saw me and as always barked.kit wasn't a mean one, more like a Hi nice to meet you or I think she wanted to play as her owners next door don't seem to do much with her. Their young son doesn't even bother. Its so sad, mommy wishes she could at least walk the dog or go over and play with her when she's out but she feels funny to ask them if she could walk her or just play with her if she's in the pen (but be able to go in the pen instead of just trying to pet her through the holes)
Anyway... Our landlords' Grandson had moved into some place they didn't allow pets or at least dogs) So his dog Jamison (who does not like cats but I have met and didn't bark or growl at me or anything) is downstairs.
Across the street and to our right (one or 2 houses) there's a dog named Buddy but Kimmi calls him crazy Dog because he's always running back & forth on their landing. Straight across Carlos we thought only had one or 2 dogs but I think I saw 3. All the same type but we're not sure what the breed name is.
The only cats I know of that are in any houses around us are the ones across the street at Jenna's. Kimmi tells me about them and others in the neighborhood she sees.
There's Blue which is a Russian blue color and white trim with a stump for a tail (& Kim calls him stumpy or at least did before she found out its real name from Jenna) They also have a Black & White cat Named Vert, which Kim says is a very sweet cat. She said she was petting Vert in their house and when she went to walk by, Vert reached out as if it wanted to mommy! She finally got to see their other cat named Wolf it's a Charcoal -black long haired cat, which of course Kim liked because of the name & color.
There's other cats around the neighborhood, not sure how many but there's one at the corner of the street behind us mom calls the 'Crazy Cat lady' house because she always sees cats outside and there's a Black & White one she sometimes sees in the window that "has just the cutest, sweetest face' Blach.. I thought I was the cutest & sweetest ma?!
there's also the cat Kim tells me about that she sees down the street sometimes. Usually it only seems around September or October so she calls it Halloween.
There was a little kitten that showed up at the neighbor's, which though he doesn't like cats, named Spooky. First the little one didn't want to hang out with mommy, but she told Spooky that she would learn she loves kitties and promised they'd become friends. Which they did.
There's Stripes that's owned by the house next to Bailey (they also have a black dog named Mariyah like the singer) Striped is an orange tabby with some white (which if I remember looks like he has boots. Mommy says the cat has got to be bi-polar as sometimes it will come to her if she just says Hi Stripes nd others not. Also sometimes it will let her pet him and then all of a sudden change his mind and tries to swipe at her.
Grandpa taught me how to open the doors so I can get into the rooms when I want. I don't open door knobs, they don't have the handle ones that is easy for us pets to open) I just put my paw under so the door cracks a bit then I push with my head, and sometimes I even knock.
I jump in the tub a few times a day to play in the water, but not a full tub. Someone usually just turns the water on really quick as I like to watch it stream down to the drain. Well the last time I did this Grandma turned on the water for me too much & I was near the drain & it came towards me & got me wet so I had to yell at her! MOOOOW (what are you crazy?)
For now I think that's enough blabbing from me
We have to have small cups (like from portable peanut butter) in our rooms in case Sully sees us with water, she then stares at you until you share