Thursday, September 13, 2007

Tied, Even

Mom here: Last night I came home to an extra loving Cookie. She was all lovey dovey and all over me. I held up the collar and allowed her to attack it.

This morning, after my 3 am trip to the restroom, I did slip the collar on Cookie's head without even a protest. It's as if we had both decided it wasn't worth the pain of yesterday's struggle. She is a good girl underneath her grumpy exterior.

I've never told anyone how I found her. She showed up at my school on a rainy day. During recess my next door neighbour teacher complained about a crying cat outside her window. I agreed to take her. It turned out to be Cookie, a three month old or so brown tabby. At lunch I ran out to the nearest 7 and 11 and bought her food and litter. Made her a makeshift litter box. She ate for 20 minutes straight then curled up into one of my students laps and fell asleep for the rest of the day. The poor thing hadn't eaten or rested in a long time.

Later on that day I heard that "she belonged to" a boy and his cousin. I asked for them to come speak to me. They did claim the girl as theirs. I wasn't going to give her up without a fight because of how hungry and sleepy she'd been. I called their parents and they said that the boys had been bringing her into the house, but whenever the mom or the aunt discovered her they would chase her out with a broom. So my little girl had a very rough start at life. When she awoke from her nap her first action towards me was to bite my fingers as I had waved them in front of her face. I knew she was going to be a character. She was named by my class after the main character in "Cookie's Week." I vowed never to let a class name a cat again because they leave me but the cat name stays. When Sophie showed up last Spring, I insisted on naming her. I can't remember what that group wanted to name her, Victoria I think. That's all for now. Lynn

21 comments:

The M's said...

Hope she keeps the collar on.
Tyler, please do not tell Munchkin about his party. I realize that it will not be easy for you, but please try....Missy

Chairman Mao said...

Awwww, Tyler's momma, I'm glad you got Cookie's collar on. And thankies fur sharin' with us how you got Cookie! She sounds like a great kitty, furry feisty kitty, and I'm so glad she's got a happy home with you.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Cookie sounds like a great girlcat! I'm sorry she doesn't like collars -- I like collars fine -- I love the one Mickey sent me -- but neither of my sisters, Brainball or Dorydoo, like collars.

And thank you for sharing the story of how you and Cookie found each other!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn.

Henry Helton said...

Cookie is a sweet kitty. I'm glad that she found you cause you seem like a pretty cool bean.

Beau Beau & Angie said...

Awwww dat's a nice story bout Cookie. Just relax and let yurself go wif da flow and yoo an yur Mom will bouf be happy. I get happy wen Mom puts on da collar coz I know I gets to go owtside. It's a happy feelin.
~Angie

michico 小芥 said...

I am happy to know this story~! Cookie's collar on will be good for her~!

Dragonheart said...

How wonderful of you to have rescued Cookie! The poor little girl had a rough start in life.

I am lucky that I don't have to wear a collar. I'm an indoor-only cat, and because I have no fur, a collar would just rub me raw. But I do have a microchip so I could be identified if I ever escaped somehow.

The Crew said...

Poor Cookie. Dragonheart's right...she had a rough start in life. But luckily she found a great forever home!!

Daisy said...

Good for you Cookie! You wear your collar like a good girl. I have never worn a collar before, but I would probably like it.

That was a very interesting story about how you came to be; I am happy that you have a good home now.

Mickey said...

Good story. Glad Cookie stayed with you since the other "family" were not nice.

Forty Paws said...

We're glad that you saved Cookie from those mean women who kept shooing her out with a broom. What a great way to teach children how to treat animals, NOT! But that's cool that you brought the kitten into your classroom and took care of it and let the children see your compassion.

Luf, Us

Pearl C. Pritchard said...

that's lovely.

Cookie's going to be great... I just know it.

Anytime you bring a new little kitty (or puppy I daresay) into the house it's always difficult at first but everybody settles down and finds their place. It just takes a bit of time, that's all.

ox,
pearl

Name: Mr. Hendrix said...

aw, i'm so glad cookie found you and you didn't let her go with those mean ladies. i feel bad for those kids!
she sounds like she has lotsa energy! i have a collar and a microchip. since i started as a feral, mommy was afraid i'd take off out the door one day, but i never did. i know where the food is!
will you guys stop by my bloggy and help my pick a photo for my very own stamp and return address label? i'm sure my nose twin will be a big help in picking one.

Lux said...

Aw, I'm glad Cookie found a great home with you!

Skeezix the Cat said...

Poor Cookie. I'm glad yoo got to keep her. My Food Lady spends about $40 a munth keeping Tripper the Psyko stray cat in collars and bells.

Parker said...

Sorry thst there is another batch of kids learning how NOT to treat a kitty. I am so happy Cookie is with you now.

The M's said...

Sorry to hear that some kids do not know how they are supposed to love animals.
Thank you for coming to my party, I really enjoyed playing thundering heards of elephants with you Tyler....Munchkin.

Eric and Flynn said...

We're glad Cookie's got a good home wiv you now. We liked hearing how you got her, and how she got her name.

Skeeter & LC said...

We are so glad to hear how Cookie found her right home. It seems those boys were tryin to help her, but it was just the wrong family. Now she is with the right one.

Skeeter and LC

The Cat Realm said...

What a great story! I am glad your Mom didn't give up Cookie anymore! Poor thing. Reminded me of Anastasia, when she came to us she would EAT LIKE A PIG! For hours. A hundred times a day! You have a good Mom, Tyler!
Karl

poppyq said...

That's a nice story. Cookie sure picked a good mum and a great home.