Wednesday, April 13, 2011

Sarah

I've had several people ask me if I've run out of cats, since my Cat of the Week project fizzled out a few months ago. The answer is, "Far from it". So, I'm launching it again, but it'll more likely be a less ambitions Cat of the Month event from now on.

One day, at least a half dozen years ago, my Sistah, donnio, was sitting at a table outside of Mel's Roast, our favorite coffee house in downtown Vallejo, when a tiny little tortoise shell kitten ran up to her out of nowhere, and jumped into her lap. Like everyone else on the planet, my dear sistah "just couldn't have another cat," and so, like so many others before her, she called me to see if I could handle "just one more." Since I didn't have any Torties at the time, I said I'd give it a go. So she boxed the baby up in a wine box from the restaurant next door to Mel's, and brought her "home". As expected, she was totally adorable, and Martin and I were both hooked after one look at her. It became obvious from the start that this little girl had some serious personality, and when I mentioned that fact to the nurse at the vet's office, she claimed that tortoise shell cats definitely had what she called "Torti-tude", which put them very high on the list of "interesting" pets.

Things have gone splendidly ever since Sarah joined us - she fit in well, but soon let everyone know who was now in charge, and the others seemed to accept Her Bossy-ness without a fuss. The only problem over the years has been with her weight. Once we had her spayed... she splayed... and she's turned into a lard-bucket of massive proportions. We've made many attempts to "trim" her down, but she's resisted all of them, and remains our Queen of Bulk. Amazingly enough, she's very agile and performs maneuvers that belie her bulk, and, often, make us gasp in amazement. Still, she's a bit of an embarrassment to us. Of course, all we have to do is look in the mirror to realize from whence comes her predilection for pulchritude!

No way could she fit in this box ever again...

One last look at "Svelte Sarah"...

Starting to "bulk out"...

She still tries to cram her bulk into unseemly small spaces...


She's a serious sun-worshiper...

She seems to delight in this pose, which never fails to alarm us...

This is the ultimate "Sarah as Blob" presentation:

The End.
Hope you enjoyed meeting Sarah!

3 comments:

Jan said...

Francie, these are wonderful photos and Sarah is beautiful! I love the photo of her on her back...fantastic!
Thanks for making my day a little brighter.

Jan

Jan said...

Francie, I posted some of my crow photos today if you would like to see them...
Jan

Theanne and Baron said...

Sarah is absolutely adorable! Love the photo of her on her back with legs in the air...that would alarm me too! *smile* And I'll have to remember the word "torti-tude"...it certainly fits Sarah!