Monday, January 15, 2007

The Momo Works in Mysterious Ways

While talking to Momo on Saturday evening, she mentioned that she and Mike had seen an adorable kitten at PetSmart. I've been on the fence about getting another pet since I had to put my cat down last autumn. I told Momo that I've been considering a cat again, but I'm still undecided.

"Maybe one will just come to you," she said.

THE NEXT DAY I was working over at Mom's house. We're deep cleaning, and when I took the garbage out, a little black cat flew by me, at lightning speed. I called for it, and it gingerly came walking back, crying. Soaking wet from the rain, I could count her ribs from 10 feet away.

Hmph. I looked up and down the street, and under the cars and in the trees for any sign of a giggling Momo, but didn't see a thing. Mom and I set out a bowl of milk, and left the kitty on her own. She's skinny, but she might be someone's pet. She might go home.

I left Mom's house around 5, the cat still meowing in the driveway, and called Momo. "I don't want that cat," I insisted. "I'd have to pay for the vet, she'd have to be spayed. I don't want the expense. I might want a dog."

I called Mom this morning, and she reported the kitty was gone. Whew. Good.

Momo sent me an e-mail: "That's good, right? You didn't want her, right?" Right!

I left work tonight around 4:00. The temperature has dropped, it's snowing and as cold as it's been here, this year. I called my Mom one more time.




I named her Minx.

And I love her already.


  1. Dammit, Gnight, if I ever find out that you're making up all these great stories, I'm going to be seriously pissed. This is another great one.

  2. She's a lucky little thing -- don't let her forget it! (And by the way, cats can't digest milk. They like it, but it's not good for them. See here for details.)

  3. lol...what a beautiful cat. You did a good thing and now you have a new friend.

  4. oh, you touched me again! i'm so glad you found each other. she's beautiful! if momo didn't directly have a hand-in, i'd say she definitely put in a well-placed word.

  5. Congratulations! What a pretty kita. (I owe you lots of comments, but this one was easy!)

  6. She's beautiful! Nothing like a pet to fill a home.

  7. I knew that cat would go home with you! You can't resist! Very pretty.

  8. She's very regal. And cute. And hey! my word verification has 'sex' in it. I'm gonna have fun typing that one!

  9. awww
    now I want a kitty cat.

    But Sioux thinks kitty cats are chew toys.

    Guess I have to pass for the kitties sake.

  10. She's adorable...!!!!

    And one lucky cat!!

  11. Yeah! She's beautiful. And lucky to have you...

    Enjoy each other.

  12. I SWEAR this story is true! And I didn't plant the kitty there. I told GNG that, even though I've been to her mom's house, I couldn't find my way back! Too many twists and turns!

    But, I'm sooooo happy that the kitty and Lori found each other. What luck! What fate!

    And she IS precious.

    (P.S. I love that part about looking around for a "giggling Momo". It made me giggle!)

  13. What a sweet story. And it's impossible not to love her already, isn't it?

    Good for you for taking this little girl in. I'm clapping right now. Can you hear. And now I'm giving you a hug? (Hope you don't mind.)

  14. Thanks everyone!

    Amishlaw: You can't make this stuff. Stay tuned for the sequel...

    Larry: I knew milk as kinda bad, but didn't know what else to give her from Mom's house. Turns out she liked the dogfood pretty well.

    Jay are: She's already better company than the fish.

    Si: Momo's psychic!

    SS: Hey girlfriend! She is pretty! So are you.

    C: She already has a presence.

    FrugalMom: I'm a sucka for a stray. It didn't hurt that she loved me right away.

    Jag: S-E-X...naughty verification!

    LMLyn: We'll keep Sioux and Minx far apart.

    Mary & Wendy: She is lucky. I am too. She's got a lot of personality.

    Momo: You could have put a tracking device on my car...

    Dan: Hugs right back.

  15. How funny that just as your son flies out, the cat flies in. Coincidence...?


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