Tuesday, April 8, 2008

Sissy and Buddy

Iwas overjoyed to learn that the KSDS program would allow me to keep my 3 year old pet cats. Even though this blog is about my service dog, Sissy and Buddy are two of my finest feline friends. Therefore, they get at least one post for now. After the dog comes home, I will probably have more stories to tell about how they get along.

My experiences with my first apartment cat, Punkie, taught me many things about pet care. Therefore, after I accepted that Punkie was not coming back; I picked from a kitten litter at a friend’s house, not the Wal-Mart parking lot, and instead of bringing one kitten home, I brought home two. I also decided that simple names would be better than strange ones. So I named the solid white female “Sissy,” and I named the black and white male, “Buddy!” I had them both fixed ASAP but I did not have them de-clawed. I think I did right by them because where Punkie was very anti-social, Sissy and Buddy are super social and very affectionate.

Sissy dose not think she is human. She thinks I am a mama cat. Sissy is an attention seeker. She is very verbal. She has a different mew-ow for every need and she purrs very loud. She is my alarm clock. She starts pawing the lamp on my bedside table at 5 A.M. every morning. She does not like to eat alone and she wants her morning grooming time to be on schedule. The only time Sissy wants to be alone is when she sleeps; but, she comes looking for comfort and company as soon as she wakes up. Sissy is also a climber and an avid bird watcher. She is afraid of lawn mowers and thunder storms.

Buddy thinks he is dog. He is non verbal and he does not climb. He retrieves toys and plays fetch. He sleeps on a towel at the foot of my bed. He is aptly named, because he is often my constant company. Where Sissy wants in my lap to be petted, Buddy just wants to be in my presences. He is too big for my lap!

I love them and they love me. I hope they learn to live with the dog quickly.


Lisa & Runza said...

Is Buddy the one you mentioned that needed a diet! :) My cat's name is Sage. She helps train the puppies! :) YAY for kitties!

Kimberly & Rufus said...

Our 2 cats get along fine with my guide dog Rufus, so I'm sure you don't have to worry about your new dog and your cats. They will get their relationship sorted out.