I wanted to make sure some
blue eyed kitties got seen,
and for me to see Tommy smile:
Brenner, on the left came, from Operation Kindness, a no-kill shelter in DFW. A little itty bitty kitty, who licked Tommy's cheek when she picked him up. Brenner was snoozing, and Tommy put him back. Confused, my human was on what to do, alas, she went home kitty-less. The first thing next morning, Tommy called the shelter, but they said somebody else saw the kitten, too the night before, but...the lady remembered Tommy, who saw the kitten first, and couldn't make promises, but the lady told Tommy, she oughta hurry up, just in case, and Tommy did. The blue eyed kitty got his name from a human actor named Yul Brynner. Heard tell this actor played the King of Siam in some movie. This mancat's fave thing was to hop on top a basket of warm clothes, the second Tommy brought the basket in. Then he'd take in the last few drops of milk at the bottom of Tommy's glass. Brenner ran off to the Bridge when cancer won the war in 2001.
The other kitty is Sammy, who was about 3 yrs old, when he wandered up on Tommy's BFF's Iowa farm, just a couple weeks before Tommy was headed back for a visit. Where ever Sammy came from, those humans took all FOUR of his claws. On the there were other kitties to play with until Tommy showed up. So when time to head back to Dallas, Sammy--just curled in the car's back seat, while Tommy drove and slept most of the way. And that first night? Well, Brenner was in a cat hotel and would be picked up the next day--so it was just Tommy and Sammy after a 750 mile trip. Tired. And ya know, what? Sammy hopped up beside Tommy--and all was good. Tommy was mesmerized with Sammy's deep sea blue eyes. And his name? Well, Say Si-Am, real fast a few times... :) Renal failure got Sammy to go on the Bridge in August 2006...
Then in November 2006, three itty bitty kitties--two black n whites, and a ginger tabby found Tommy's apartment. They got their cute one, and got Tommy to let them move in. Their names became MaxMaxx, Edie (really Mommy!) and Peyton, and as humans say...
The rest is history.