Tuesday, March 16, 2010

Tuesdays' Show and Tail - Fancy Cat

It's time for Tuesdays' Show & Tail'! Please visit our host, Angela, at West Virginia Treasures! If you have a cute story and picture of a pet, or any furry (or non-furry) friend, you are welcome to join in! Check her blog for the rules, post away - and thanks, Angela, for being a great hostess!

Many of you know that I have Pembroke Welsh Corgis. But did you know I have a cat too? This is Fancy Lou - a Calico I was given as a kitten in 1999. Fancy has the softest fur! She has traveled with me to N.Carolina, to Illinois, and back to Michigan, handling each trip amazingly well. We've had many homes together.

A few years ago Mom decided to sell the home that she and dad shared for many years, and got a very spacious apartment. She no longer has to worry about yard upkeep or any maintenance chores that come with home ownership, but she was lacking one small thing....a fuzzy companion to bring her joy and annoyance! Enter Stage Left - - - Fancy LOU!
Just look at her gorgeous fur (and glowing yellow eyes!)! I gave her to mom on the condition that I get her back when mom no longer cares to keep her anymore. At first I worried at how Fancy would adjust to yet another new living space. NO WORRIES! She took to mom and her new routines just fine! She taps mom on the arm or leg when she wants to hop up and be petted or brushed. Fancy loves to play with shoelaces and also any necklace that might be around mom's neck at any given time! She will not abandon her in the most private of instances (when nature calls). Fancy is a TRUE FRIEND! To MOM, that is. Not to ME. She used to be MY pal, but now she runs and hides whenever I come to visit - refuses to be anywhere near me! Do you think it's because she catches the delicate scent of "corgi"? What a cat! The perfect buddy for mom!

6 comments:

Together We Save said...

Beautiful cat!

April said...

Fancy is a gorgeous cat...too bad I'm so allergic to them!

Angela said...

Hey Monica!

Fancy is a beautiful cat! She does look soft too! I'll bet your mom just loves having Fancy around. And you know I have the Reba song running through my head right now! lol

Thanks for sharing about Fancy today!

Tuesdays' Show & Tail!
Angela

^..^Corgidogmama said...

The perfect name for such a beautiful cat! Don't the corgi kids want to herd her? Jake would do that non stop I'm afraid. Addie would totally ignore!

Marjorie (Molly) Smith said...

Well, she's probably pissed that you gave her away. She loves your Mom, but knowing cats she takes your giving her away as a rejection of her.
That's what happened when my DIL left her cat with her Mom, when she moved to MS. Blackie wouldn't even look at MinMin when she visit home, until she passed at age 16. Before she left her, they were inseparable for over 10 yrs..
Cats are funny but lovable creatures.
Your Fancy is very pretty.
Molly

Chatty Crone said...

I have to say that all your animals look awesome - you take care of them really well - I'm sure even for your mom. Which was so sweet of you. You cat loves your mom - maybe she's afraid you are going to take her back!

Love,
Sandie