July 20, 2012

Gotcha Back in a 1990 Day

Quite the regal blue eyed mancat, huh? 
Brenner is this BeforeManCat's name--
Called this for Before Actor name Yul Brynner
And cuz this mancat has Siamese in him. On this day
Friday July 20, 1990, Tommy got a 12 week old kitten 
From a Dallas suburb's shelter: Operation Kindness
Which still operates today. Seems the kitten already been to
One home and they brought him back. When Tommy
saw the kitten--he snoozed while cage mates
Played around him. Tommy was about to leave, after
Spending a long time there--but the kitten. A lady
Said the kitten's name was Tiger--Tommy picked him up
and Tiger woke up. Tommy musta spelled good, cuz Tiger
Started licking Tommy's cheek. Even with that 
Pronouncement of love--Tommy said she had to 'sleep on it'
Well, the next morning, July 20th, Tommy called 
Operation Kindness to see if Tiger was still there--Heck,
The place had purt near just opened--and Tommy had been there 
When they were purt near ready to close. But the shelter lady said-
Another human lady fell in love with Tiger that morning--
And said she might come back for him--the shelter lady said 
Tommy had seen Tiger first, but couldn't really 'hold' him--
She told Tommy get to Operation Kindness PDQ--(huh?) 
And Tommy raced from her bungalow after tellin' the shelter:
"I'm comin' to get my cat!"
And the rest they say is history. 
Brenner forever waited for Tommy to put down a 
Warm, fresh basket of clean clothes to hop in to-
Then waited for Tommy to tip a glass so he could get
The last few drops of milk in Tommy's glass
Plus Brenner kept Tommy company as she drove
The 1400 miles roundtrip from 
Dallas to Iowa and back to Dallas again-
They were together til 2001 when  
Cancer beat down Brenner.  
Since Tommy loved her Brenner Bren alot--
And this long ago photo still makes smile--
I am so glad Tommy decided to go get her cat!  :)  


meowmeowmans said...

That sure was a beautiful remembrance of Tommy's sweet Brenner. It's clear how much they loved each other, and that his memory lives strong in Tommy's heart.

Hugs, purrs and prayers to you. And happy gotcha day at the Bridge, Brenner.

dArtagnan Rumblepurr/Diego Hamlet Moonfur said...

A very special mancat.

Cat said...

Thank you for telling the story of Brenner and his gotcha day, now we can remember him too :-)

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a lovely remembrance. Siamese will always steal your heart

The Island Cats said...

What a great story. Brenner had a sweet face. We can see why Tommy fell in love with him.

Noir the Texas Tabby said...

Tommy says she was so nuts about this mancat--his blue eyes just melted her. Thanks for your kind words!


Prancer Pie said...

What a beautiful boy Brenner was! Thank you fur sharing this beautiful post with us. xoxo

The Cat Guy said...

Beautiful boy indeed and what a wonderful tribute to him. Thanks for sharing his story, I bet he's missed quite a bit.

Sparkle said...

Brenner was so handsome! Your human was lucky he was still there! It sounds like they had a similar relationship as the cat before me had with my human.

Brian said...

That was such a loving tribute and it made my heart smile.

Katie Isabella said...

Brenner was truly a handsome..no..a beautiful mancat and reading of the love here for dear Brenner and for Tommy made my mom's eyes start to leak. xoxoxo <3<3<3

Katnip Lounge said...


Thanks for the smile! Brenner was a Cat in a Million.

Rykers Boyz n Allie said...

Brenner - a truly handsome Siamese man! We can see Tommy has many wonderful memories to hold close.

Team Tabby said...

We really enjoyed hearing about Brenner and how Tommy 'raced' to claim him! Thanks for sharing it with us.


Angel and Kirby said...

Brenner was a beautiful mancat and we are so glad Tommy went and got him