Calico cat 06-06

by Administrator 6. June 2011 04:22

We have a “new life” in our home…calico kitten …she looks like a “mini-me” version of a grown up cat. Sara (that’s her name…at my oldest son suggestion) is a definite “talker” and that makes her a perfect fit for our family. After all, I wouldn’t expect anything else in our highly attention competitive household with four kids and many interests. If you want to be heard here …you better learn how to express yourself.

I have to admit, that I didn’t know much about calico cats… After searching the web, I found that almost all of them are female (genetic influence) and when males are born (rarely….one in 3000) they are usually sterile, making it impossible to breed them…leaving it to a chance.  They always have three color coats (black…or also dark grey, orange; ginger and white; cream) making it a calico characteristic. They are not separate breed…though some people believe, they have some similar characteristics.  Many owners or rather care takers/human friends of calico cats noticed the few common threats in their behavior…such as: quirky, independent, fun to be with but occasionally high temperaments and fussy attitudes. In the cat world, they are termed as a red-heads. Initially shy, but once assured, that you love them…harmless, beautiful, vocal and best friends…

Well… from all the descriptions, I already like them… sort of…my kind of a girl… The calico cats are considered to be lucky in several different cultures. In Japan having a calico cat at home was believed to bring owners luck. Sailors kept them on the ships, to be protected from harm.

  It’s been a couple of years since we had to say goodbye to our cat Nana…living to be twenty years old… She was a Siamese cat…beautiful, independent, smart, very loving and easy going.  Every morning she took a short walk, following my kids to the bus stop…waiting for them to get on it and then she would walk back home…

Nana “helped” me to raise my kids…she was always there…quietly watching them, playing or just being part of our family. I believe, my kids learned to appreciate this kind of friendship in their life...caring and respecting another living “person”…even if its… four legged and with quite an independent attitude.

I don’t like to make plans, on bringing one of my “non-human” friends home with me… I would rather let the Universe “surprise” me and follow my gut feeling… This time it led me to say “yes”, before I could even think about it. Friend of mine has become an unplanned care taker to a homeless, pregnant cat, giving birth to the six, beautiful kittens. Right now, one of them is sleeping next to me, as I keep on striking my computer keys…in attempt to write “something”. The reality is, that the subject  I  want to write about,  is  already “written inside “ of me for that day or a moment…and today it’s about  Sara… our calico kitten, making me feel, as if  she always belonged in here…we just didn’t know…how much we missed her …

 

 

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The Little Prince

"People where you live," the little prince said, "grow five thousand roses in one garden... yet they don't find what they're looking for..."

"They don't find it," I answered.

"And yet what they're looking for could be found in a single rose, or a little water..."

"Of course," I answered.

And the little prince added, "But eyes are blind. You have to look with the heart."

 

 

 

 

 

 

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