Hello my friends, Spot here!
So here we are at the penultimate episode of my focus on the cats in our World and today the Spotty Spotlight is on Friday! Many of you will know quite a lot about Friday already, but just in case you don’t here’s a brief history of our little tabby girl
Friday was born in March 1998, so she’s almost 17 years old – her mother gave birth whilst at the cat rescue centre, and so Friday came along She also had two brothers who quickly found new homes. No-one wanted Friday as they said she was the runt of the litter and too small – until my mummy and daddy came along that is! They fell in love straight away and took her home as soon as she was ready, to live with the other cats they had at that time – Charlie, Misty and Bill (female) who were all rescue cats too
Friday got her name because when she was a little baby, she ate some of her mummy’s dry food and it got stuck in her throat. Luckily, the vet didn’t live far away from the rescue centre and he rushed round and managed to dislodge the food and saved her life! All that happened on Good Friday, hence her name
Friday has used up just about all of her 9 lives… she once went missing for nearly two weeks in one of the hottest summers we’d had. It was never known where she had been, she just turned up out of the blue and asked when dinner was going to be served! She was a bit skinny (even for her) and very hungry/thirsty actually so it’s a good job she came back when she did. Another time, she came home one evening limping and was rushed off to the emergency vet – it turned out she had broken her leg, and she had to wear a little plaster cast for a few weeks! This is not to mention the time she stole a whole raw chicken (daddy’s dinner) off the worktop and ran into the bushes into the field with it and chomped away at it – daddy wasn’t happy! My mummy (who is a vegetarian) said it was funny watching her run down the garden with it though, the chicken was almost bigger than her!
Friday really is one in a million… she just accepts anything that’s thrown at her without complaint She has accepted all 6 cats who have come to live with her straight away with no nastiness or complaint. She will let mummy trim her claws without a sound, unlike Lula who miaows so loud, it’s a wonder people haven’t called the authorities by now!
But there is no denying she is slowing down now as she gets older and she does like her rest (when she can get it)…
She may ponder some indoor exercise sometimes …
… but she definitely doesn’t like the cold weather and rarely goes out in the winter, she prefers a snuggly snooze in a sun puddle!
So that’s a potted history of our eldest and smallest cat, my friends – yes, Annie now weighs a little more than Friday does
So we only have one last cat to feature in my Spotty Spotlight and if you’ve followed my posts, you won’t need to have the deductive powers of Sherlock Holmes to work out who it is BUT! I am going to make you wait a little longer for the final episode, as next week I’ll be bringing you all the news from the cat show Spike and Lula are going to on Caturday!
Take care my friends!
Love from Spot