Tuesday, January 18, 2005

This is my cat named, Peanut!
Included is a picture of him as a baby...and what he looks like today.

We hand raised him on a bottle. He was found with his 3 siblings in an old shed, and his mother died of distemper. ( the siblings were: 2 orange, 1 black, 1 striped) He only survived out of the lot of them. Bless his heart, we thought he'd be the one not to make it...but I guess a strong heart kept him alive, and a lot of love.

The strangely odd thing about how we found them? His mother knew that we went there every day to feed horses, but we hadn't seen any kittens at all. All of a sudden, we went there, and there were the 4 of them on a wooden table near a box, crawling, and meowing at the top of their lungs. We searched for the mother, and she lay dying in the barn, in the hay. She died that night, but managed to make sure we knew her babies were there, to help at least save one of them. We did what we could for them, along with more information from a vet, (about Toxidiosis, and distemper, and more.)

Peanut survived, and he is the apple of my eye! I love him, along with our other cats. Dad thinks he's just an orange cat! But I tell him, "He's not 'Just an orange cat!', He's my Ginger Tabby, and I love him more than any other cat I've had! He's Special!"

I fixed this picture, for a laugh, and everyone thought it was funny! He was playing with a shoestring, in which he acts more like a dog towards. Follows you around, will make you play with him, and so on. He's a very special cat. I love him...or so you can tell!

I keep pictures of him always around me...because I miss him when I'm working. lol

Hope you post this...it turned out pretty well.
Thanks...Cat Lover In Missouri.
Stacey Z.


Sammy said...

What a beautiful story! Peanut is certainly very lucky to have you as a mom ;)
If he keeps up his licks, he might even be good enough to join KISS...I hear they are looking for a replacement for Peter Criss, the catman ;)
Hugs xx

Anonymous said...

hi love the pics peanut looks like my paul, and hes got a brother named peanut, a 6 month old brown doberman
who thinks hes the cat

Anonymous said...

peanut is addorable. You are such a wonderful person to have helped save his life.I only wish that others would do the same.Hug peanut for me!!!!

Anonymous said...

Peanut is precious. I wish there were more caring people like you in the world. I had a similar situation in the past, but Unfortunately, none of my Kitties lived. You are very luck to have him....and he is very lucky to have you!

Anonymous said...

peanut is adorable! i have several kitties of my own and i love them all. i also rescued 4 babie kitties and i kept 2. tuffie tuffis...and princess sweetpea. tuffie is a terror and sweetpea is a dainty little lady.

Anonymous said...

Your cats are so cute!!!
i have six!!!
i also have a cat named Peanut!!!