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! :)