The City Girl Farmer


So Long, Sam
January 30, 2012, 3:10 pm
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A basket of kittens

Our favorite cat (and that’s saying a lot because we have many if you count the ones populating our barn) died on January 12th at 7:00 in the morning.  He was a seal point Siamese and I can remember the intense anticipation with which we awaited his arrival into the world.  I am generally not a purebred snob, but I love Siamese cats and so he was ordered in advance of his birthday, December 23, 2002.  The breeder sent us this picture of a basket full of kittens which we printed and posted on our refrigerator while we endured another two months of waiting.

Bringing Sam home

We finally got word that he was available to be picked up and Thomas and I made the trek up to Fort Collins to retrieve him.  He (the cat, not Thomas) cried all the way home.  I still remember that.  He has been around since the kids were little (they’re big teenagers now), always ready to warm a lap or to play and there is a hole around here that is empty because he is gone.  He was a sweet, affectionate and intelligent cat.  We will miss him so much.

Sam's grave

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Meet Moses
September 27, 2008, 10:30 am
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Moses

Moses

A few years ago, I had a weak moment and let my daughter adopt a cat from a local rescue.  She promised that she would take care of feeding, clean-up and vet bills.  How could I refuse?  A cute kid AND a cute kitten—I had no chance.  Since then, my son has often pointed out what an unfair parent I am since I would not agree to having him do the same thing.  It wasn’t because I loved him less, it was that our house was getting full.  We had a dog, two cats and two rabbits with 1400 sq. ft. of living space.  Now that our house is twice as big PLUS 40 acres outside, I could no longer refuse.

Moses arrived when he was 10 weeks old and he soon had me wrapped around his paw.  He is very outgoing and friendly.  He’ll chirp at you and when you pet him he purrs that loud kitten purr and he acts as if everyone loves him, even the “big” cats.

Evidence that Moses thinks everyone loves him

Evidence that Moses thinks everyone loves him

He will tackle them just to get attention.  Usually Sam (the Siamese) will begin to groom him and then you hear the kitten motor turn on.  That’s all it takes for me!  The sweet little baby can have whatever he wants!

Moses and Sam

Moses and Sam