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Wednesday, January 30, 2008

Way back White Cat Wednesday


My Bean's first Cat was a domestic longhair named Puffy. Puffy was all white. My Bean's great grandmother brought Puffy to my Bean, he was a kitten from a friend's litter. My Bean was four years old at the time.

Since it was her kitten, she was allowed to name it. The same year, she also get a baby sister and she was allowed to name the baby sister too. She name the Cat Puffy and the sister Carol. To this day, sister does not like her name, and will give her grief about it. Evidently, she wanted to be named Puffy.

Bean does not have any picture of Puffy. She know there is a film of Puffy back in O Hi O at her mother's house and that there are probably pictures too, but her mother goes off on a guilt trip if you mention the name Puffy, so it's pointless to ask.

She have Puffy for only four years. When she was eight years old, her parents get divorced and she move with her mother into an apartment that did not take pets. So Puffy get taken to the shelter. It was very sad day for my Bean, to loose her father and her beloved Cat all at the same time.

Her best rememberance of Puffy was one year for Christmas, they buy Puffy a Hartz Mountain stocking with treats and cat toys in it, and there was a box with a catnip mouse as part of the toys in the stocking. In those days, Hartz Mountain was about all you could get in the way of cat products and they had the primo catnip toys.

They had come home from Christmas shopping and put the bags down in the dinning room. Puffy smelled that catnip and tore through the bags until he found the one with the catnip mouse in it, ripped through the bag, the mesh stocking and the box and got the mouse out and started going crazy with it on the floor.

She still miss her Puffy Cat all these years later and has a soft spot in her heart for longhaired white cats. She has little white puffy cats all over the house as part of her curio cat collection.

Strangely, that was the only white cat she ever have, but she has been owned by three black cats, myself included. Of course, she is very fond of all cats, but she is especially fond of House Panthers!


Tybalt said...

Puffy sounds like he was a great cat! It is kind of funny that the Bean's first cat was all white, and then afterwards she's been owned by panthers.

Grandmama next door is now owned by two house panthers!

Trixie said...

Puffy sounds like a very nice cat. It is too bad that your mom had to give him to the shelter.

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's a nice story, except for how she had to give up Puffy Cat. I still miss pets we had many years ago.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Oh I am sorry she had to get taken away. Poor Puffy Cat (hey that's what Momma calls me!)


jan said...

How sad to lose her father and Puffy at such a young age.

Misty the alpha Poodle

Mo said...

Aw, what a sad story for Puffy.
We hope she got a Forever Home from the shelter!
I remember those Hartz Mountain stockings! My calico kitty "Ticky" got one every year when I was growing up!
Diamond, give your bean extra lovings today, for sharing this story!

Not The Mama

Parker said...

Bless your Mom's heart. How sad to have to go through that as a little girl. And how sad for Puffy!
Smooches to you and your Mom!

PB & J said...

Puffy sounds like a wonderful cat, but it's so sad that you mom had to lose her and her dad at the same time. I hope Puffy found a good forever home!

Chairman Mao said...

Awww, Puffy sounds like a purreshus kitty. I'm so sorry Puffy wented to the sheltur. Puffy's a cute name, hehe!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Jimmy Joe said...

Oh, how sad for your momma, that she lost both her daddy and her Puffy cat. I hope Puffy found a new forever home with another little girl who loved him so much.
Your buddy, Jimmy Joe

Mickey said...

That is a sad story.To have that happen at such a young age :(
I am so sorry about Puffy.Sounds like a cool cat
Purrs & Hugs Mickey

Team Tabby said...

We liked the story about Puffy, but it is sad. We miss our brofur, he was a white cat too.

Mindy & MOe

Icon Baxter Bentley said...

That is a very sweet story about Puffy. I am sorry that your bean lost them both at the same time (we know what thats like too)

I think it's great that your bean got to pick both names!

Smeagol & Strider (Mystery & Gizmo too!) said...

Aw, we're sorry your bean had to give Puffy up, but we liked hearin' about him, he sounds like a furry nice cat!!

Karen Jo said...

I am so sad that your Mom lost both her father and her cat at such a young age. I hope Puffy found a good forever home. Puffy sounds like he was a great cat.

Ramses said...

Oh that's a sad story... No wonder your Momma's got a soft spot for fluffy white cats! I love the idea that her sister wanted to be called Puffy too! :)

-d ma said...

What a sad story. I can see why Puffy remains special to your bean.

William said...

Aw, that's so sad. Lots of loss for a little girl. (The baby sister name was a pretty funny part, though.) Maybe some day the pictures will come back to the big girl and you can get to see Puffy.