Mon Petite` Meow & The Prince Of Orange

Pooky don’t know if want.

Since its such a beautiful day outside, I’ve spent a while out in the front yard, watching my cats frolic in the garden and I thought it would be a good time for a cat tribute. I’ve already asked Domino to do the same, and if anyone else feels like showing us some of their pets over at their blogs then go right ahead. It can be an impromptu meme, if you like! They bring us too much joy, it would be wrong not to give them a shout out every now and then.

My story begins on a dark and stormy night, it was about 3am, and me and my best friend at the time were driving around in my car eating junk food. We often went for late night cruises out of boredom. Suddenly, I spot a log on the road, so I swerve it and it moves! We scream as we feel the car bump over something and realise it was a cat. In a panic, we turn around and stop the car to look for it, but alas, it was nowhere to be found. I hated cats back then, so I was like ‘Oh well, what can you do?’ and we left.

Crown Prince Of Orange

A few months later we were at my same friends work and one of her co-workers had a kitten he was giving away. She couldn’t take it as her parents were strict so I said I’d take it off her hands while we found him a home. The poor thing had been left on a box on the guys porch in Deer Park (which to my knowledge has some kind of fox infestation) and during the night the foxes had eaten the mum and the rest of the babies and left this poor kitten to cry into the lonely darkness, knee deep in their blood.

Curiously, as I raised this defiant and haughty little beast, I began to find myself feeling protective of him, and defending him against my family when they screamed for him to be out of our house. He wasn’t properly toilet trained and would leave presents for us to find and it drove my mother crazy, who already hated cats with a passion. I remember when I started uni again and couldn’t avoid leaving him home without me he got cut and left a few presents on my bed. He was a snobby kitten, but he could be so loving when the mood struck him, and he followed me around meowing after me. Suddenly.. I was in love. We named him Cattie, after his cat-like qualities.

I are DuneCattie, I controls the spice.

But I had to give him up, so one day I bundled him up and took him to the Boi’s house, who told me he would take care of him. Cattie and I cried the whole way, me from devestation, Cattie from fear of this moving room he as trapped in. But it had to be done. Three days later the Boi calls me and says, “Luli, I can’t handle this fucking cat! You have to take it home!” I was ecstatic with joy, and I hid him behind my handbag as I walked up the path to the front door. But my mum, the spy of all spies, had already seen him and yelled “Luliiiiiiii!” as I walked through the door and grabbed him out of my hands. I start to protest to defend him, but then she started kissing his head and patting his fur. She had missed him! After that he was a permanent visa holder in our house.

My beloved Russian Blue kitten was actually my mums idea to get. He was born on the 18th of December, like Brad Pitt, and we got him when he was 8 weeks old. It was during my uni holidays again, so I took the position of primary caretaker. From the moment the tiny thing saw Cattie, they were rivals. The kitten skitzed up and went psycho at Cattie when he tried to sniff him out, and we were stunned by his courage and feistyness. As he grew he became almost completely dependent on me, following me everywhere, eating when I told him to, sleeping on my tummy. And he was so loving, I couldn’t believe it, all he wanted to do was climb onto my chest and give me kisses. He even tried to stroke my face with his paws.

Mon Petite` Meow

He had a split personality. On one side there was Pooky (aka The Pook, aka Chim Chim, aka Pook-e-mon) who was affectionate and cute, and on the other side there was Charizard, this psycho scratch machine who climbed the curtains, or the wall unit, or anything tall, and chased Cattie (aka the Prince of Orange), who is at least 4 times his size, around the room. He also loved to lurk in the shadows and wait till someone walked past and jump them. Mum wanted him out of the house, he left us even more presents than Cattie had. I couldn’t believe it. She let me fall in love and then wanted to drop him off at a centre that would most certainly kill him after a few weeks. I wasn’t having it, and we had the most savage fights we’d had since I was a teenager about it.

Eventually the Tsar calmed down a bit, and got even more lovable so we never had to get rid of him. Till now he is obedient to no-one but me, he comes whenever I call him, no matter how far away he is, he follows me from room to room even if he sits on the other side, just to be around me. He scratches everyone but me, and I’m the only one who can change him back to the Pook when he’s in Charizard mode.

Charizard, bat-dragon Tsar of evil.

But I always get scared about Karma, and wonder when it will strike me. I took away someone’s Cattie or Pooky on that night. It would be the perfect revenge to make me, a cat hater, fall in love with a cat or two and then have them be run over. Everytime I enter my street I slow down to 5km just to make sure.. But I know one day I’m going to have to pay the price.

Also, I talk to them in lolspeak.. Does anyone else do that?

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12 Responses to “Mon Petite` Meow & The Prince Of Orange”

  1. Andy Says:

    Cute kittehs.

    Heh. My cat used to do the ambush thing when he was a little younger and more spritely. Other times he used to stroll up to me and pick a fight, where I’d bat him over the head and he’d do his damnedest to slit my wrists with his claws, and when he’d had enough he’d just curl up next to me and go to sleep.

    He was also a pothead of the highest order. Whenever I’d pull out the bong, he’d wander straight up to me and sit right next to me with his nose in the air, hoping to get a whiff of whatever stray smoke happened to waft towards him.

    He was a good egg, that one.

  2. LuLi Says:

    Man your cat sounded like he was such a gun Andy. You can’t even teach a cat to be that cool, that shit has to come naturally. Its funny how they will just fight you for a while, then give up and give you love. When Lauren gets a bit older you should get a kitten and revert her into a cat lover too..

  3. Andy Says:

    Oh trust me- as soon as Lauren’s patterns are a bit more predictable, we’ll be looking around for another kitty. Working at the vet, we often have strays brought in, so I don’t think it’ll be too difficult to find one.

    I don’t think it would be possible for Lauren to grow up in this house and NOT be an animal lover.

  4. LuLi Says:

    Oh, you would see a lot of stray animals, I forgot about the vet job. I’d want to take them all home, thats why I couldn’t work in a vet. Its good for kids to grow up around a lot of animals, it teaches them compassion and how to be responsible.

  5. Bron Says:

    That’s true, about kids and animals and compassion. Likewise, you see a person being cruel to animals and the bets are that he’s cruel to humans as well. My friend is an RSPCA Inspector, one of the saddest jobs you can have. You have to be strong to do it. I know I couldn’t.

    I’d share my cat stories, but I haven’t really got one, and I don’t think readers on Grods would appreciate it! Heh! Still, I have something formulating in my head… Hmmm… Keep an eye out in the next few weeks (it takes me ages to get something like what I’m thinking down).

  6. WendySkeleton Says:

    I’ll say it again, “OMG YOUR CATS ARE SO CUTE I COULD EAT THEEEEMMMM!!!!”

    I love that second picture. It’s like, “o hai!”

  7. LuLi Says:

    Bron – I could just imagine how many horrible things your friend would come across. And I’ve heard a statistic about people who hurt animals being linked to serial killers and murderers. You have to have some kind of screw loose to be that cruel. I’ll def keep an eye out for some cat related post at Grods!

    Wendy – Thanks! They bring me so much joy, do you have any? Theres just something about cats, they’re smart and they don’t have to love you, but they just do. Its like they’re family.

  8. Andy Says:

    Yeah, it actually can be pretty difficult. We have a kitten in there at the moment (maybe five or six months old or thereabouts) who was found on the street with a broken leg. He is the most friendly, affectionate thing you could meet, but if his owners don’t claim him soon, he’ll have to take the long blue nap.

    It’s sad, but part of the gig is realising that you can’t save every one of them. All I can do is take good care of them while I have them.

  9. WendySkeleton Says:

    No, I unfortunately don’t have any cats. 😦

    But I do seriously love them, though.

    My friend’s cat is so cute. He once headbutted me. Lmao.

  10. LuLi Says:

    Andy – That would be rough, but at least you know you’re helping a lot more than you have to do that to. And it has to be done because you know, they can go feral and stuff. It takes guts tho. Tough gig.

    Wendy – I’d let my cats headbutt you any day 🙂 Heatbutting is awesome, it means love, its their cuddles.

  11. Domino Says:

    Your cats sound so cool!!

    Jekyll and Hyde cats are so much fun, always keeps things interesting. Though if your cats met my cat we’d probably start hating it, because it would actually become a cat, and know how to do cat things. That could be bad lol. My post is on ze way.

  12. LuLi Says:

    Heheh, cheers Domino! Is it weird if I think cat play dates actually sound cool? Looking forward to seeing your little one.

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