Yesterday I went out with the dogs and Tidbit was
sitting up on the deck fence. She was so happy and
relaxed that I went for the camera.
Our little Tidbit turned ten this year.
It is easy to remember since she was
born in 2000. That was the year we
moved to Lancaster County.
2000 was also the year everyone thought
catastrophe was upon us from being such
a computer reliant world.
We threw a huge New Year's Eve party
at our house, while Warren's boss at the time
threw one at his place right behind us.
Warren's boss had a license to shoot fireworks and
shot a show that night that would rival any small town's
Fourth of July shows. We were going into this scary
New Year with a bang. Well, as you know, that is all
the bang we got. Everything went smoothly with the
computer transition and we were very thankful.
A couple of months later a pregnant stray cat
found Kay, Warren's boss's wife.
This cat could not have picked a more
compassionate person to help her in her
time of need.
Kay set her up on an enclosed front porch
with all of the comforts of a kitty hospital.
This momma kitty gave birth to five kittens.
Well, the cute ones found homes pretty
quickly...but there was poor Tidbit with her
funny markings that no one seemed to want.
We had another cat at the time and were in the
process of prepping for our move....a kitten
wasn't really on our agenda. But the kids
pleaded and during our daily visits we fell in
love with the little kitten with no home.
That is how we came to have a cat with
such unique markings. She is a chatty kitty
and she purrs so very loudly that you can hear
her from across the room.
when I awoke she was sleeping right next to
me and followed me out to the living room much
as a dog would do. However, she isn't crazy
about the dogs and takes a back seat when they
are up for the day.
So, there you have it. More than you ever wanted
to know about Tidbit. The cat I offer everyone who
visits our home. No takers yet.
So I'll just keep on loving her....
.....my noisy ten year old!