Sunday, March 30, 2008

Buddy, what a story! 1979 Cat Fancy

Do you hear something creaking? Here's a 27 year old cat named Buddy. Buddy lives with his owner Mrs. Pilgrim in Round Rock, TX. He was found on the streets of Houston in front of a photography studio. "His right rear leg had been broken and healed without anyone's assistance, consequently it is deformed" Says Mrs. Pilgrim. " He had been either beaten or hit by a moving vehicle, which accounts for his deformed head"

Buddy never experienced another health problem in his life and has been to the vet only for " various and sundry inoculations."

"Buddy is completely mobile and has all of his teeth, eats like a horse and is completely spoiled. His miserable youth has been rewarded with a lot of love and attention during the past 27 years. Except for the fact that his sight and hearing are failing somewhat, he seems good for another hundred years."

Mrs. Pilgrim continues: " we don't know to what Buddy attributes his longevity to, but we poor humans feel it is due to good nutrition, a nice clean home and much love and attention.

Friday, March 28, 2008

22 year old, spoiled cat, Dolly

Another find from a 1970's Cat Fancy.

Thursday, March 27, 2008

Poem from 70's Cat Fancy


My spotted cat, you're growing more sedate.
You've quit your ploy designed to startle me-
No longer do you crouch and hide and wait,
Then jump straight up, defying gravity.
When I contrive a sudden thump or scrape,
You don't pretend stark terror any more
And feign a frantic effort to escape,
With futile pawing on the polished floor.
You are less rakish now, and you subdue
The fervor of your romps. You seem to sense
That gentler attributes become you too.
That lovingness brings loving recompense.
I too am more subdued and gentler now.
Our summers wane, small friend; our arbors bow.

By Irene Warsaw of Michigan

Sunday, March 23, 2008