Tuesday, July 04, 2006

Happy Birthday Rosemary

Today is Rosemary's (seen below complaining about the pointy kittie stuffie) 14th birthday. Or at least this is the day we celebrate her birthday every year. We got her in February of 1993 at the Humane Society.Our very old Siamese cat Rachel had recently passed away and we wanted another cat to fill her place in our home. We went to the Humane Society to look at kittens. As we went from cage to cage to read the bios and pet the kittens, a black and white half grown tuxedo girl kept putting her paws throught the cage bars and trying to snag our son (he was about 5 1/2 at the time). She kept talking in a soft voice saying I know you are here for a kitten but boy, pick me pick me. We figured if the Tuxedo kitty wanted Boy that much it must be a great match.

We brought her home and took her to our vet. She said that Rosemary was probably born in July of 1992 so we picked the 4th of July for her records. The vet also said she had been very well taken care of and must have been an indoor cat that got out. She'd been found in an alley. We named her Rosemary because when we brought her home, the first night she walked all over the house singing, We named her after Rosemary Clooney!

Rosemary is the queen of the house and will let you know it. We call her circus girl because instead of jumping directly on to our bed, she jumps up onto an even higher blanket chest (filled with part of my husband's yarn stash) and then across 3 feet of open space to the bed. Her job every day from 1993 until our son went off to college last fall was to put him to bed, sleep with him nearly all night and try to make him sleep in rather than go to school in the morning. Now that our son is off at college she still sleeps on his bed most of the time.

Rosemary loves sheepie wool. When ever I bring a new batch of roving into the house, I open up the package and leave it out. She never destroys it. She loves just wallowing in it and rubbing it all over her head. She also loves to watch me spin. Knitting is boring to her and she leaves that to her sister Ruby.

She has been a wonderful member of our family and we are so lucky that she picked us out 13 years ago!

3 Comments:

Anonymous Dave Daniels said...

Awww, thanks for sharing that touching story. I'll bet she is still missing your son at college. Do you leave her some roving for her on his bed? lol Sounds like a real sweetheart.

1:13 PM  
Blogger trek said...

Great story!

2:53 PM  
Blogger Paul said...

How awesome! And Rosemary Clooney is one of my all time favorites! She must be all over your son when he comes home to visit!

6:49 PM  

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