Tuesday, September 15, 2009

Things You Might Not Know About Me

Welcome to my blog. YESSSSS! It's all about ME—Stunning Cathy Keisha! You all know how stunning I am; but there probably are some things that you don't know about me. I'm an only cat right now. This wasn't always the case.

Things You Might Not Know About Me

When The Woman (Can you believe I used to call her Ma?) and Pop came to the shelter, they were looking for two cats to take the places of Autumn and Nicky (more about them in another post). My name in the shelter was—get this!—Kittee. Yeah, they had an imagination. They begged TW and Pop to change it.

The other cat they adopted was named Mitzi. Mitzi's Mom had a stroke and was in the hospital. She had about 20 cats which they didn't think she'd be able to care for when she got sprung. In yet another stroke of genius, TW and Pop decided they were gonna call me "Kitzi." Get it "Mitzi and Kitzi." Now you get the idea of what I have to put up with.

I hid under TW's bed the first 2 days after I was brought home but then decided to explore. The first place I went was under the dishwasher. You know, I moved a couple of things around; and, what do you know, I got to meet the Super later that night when he had to come to fix a leak under that dishwasher. Guess who got blamed?

Things You Might Not Know About MeMeanwhile, Mitzi was still under Pop's bed. When he went to hospital to have back surgery a week later, she was still under that bed. TW fed her under the bed. Every once in a while, I'd come in to poke around. Once I did get her out and chased her up one end of the bed and down the other a couple of times.

Finally, TW had enough and called the shelter back. It turns out—or at least they told her—that Mitzi's Mom was OK and wanted her back. Took TW and Robin from the shelter about two hours to finally get Mitzi out from under the bed and into a PTU. What an ordeal!

After Pop came out (of the hospital, that is), they decided I needed a "real" name. They always believed that cats should have "real" people names and not stuff like "Princess" or "Bootsy." Seems Gramma always wanted a "Cathy" and since she died never having a "Cathy," they decided that would be my name. I took the Keisha part cos I'm from da hood; the mean streets of Jersey City. I wanted to keep part of my roots. Ya heard!

Anyways, that's the story of the cat known as Mitzi, who was my sister for about 10 days—all spent under the bed. The photo on top of this page is the only known photo of Mitzi that exists. The funny part is, I thought this was MY blog about ME, not her.


George The Duck and the HotMBC Kittehs said...

Concatulations on getting your own blog! It's fun learning about you. You are an excellent Cathy :)

Robyn Harton said...

Yay! You gotted yore own blog! Dat's grate! Concatulashuns!*claps paws*

Confucius Cat said...

You are a verrrrry stunning cat...Loved the story about your name. Thank you for supporting the Purrs 4 Peace Project.

GLOGIRLY said...

Happy 500 posts, CK!!! We had to come back and read your first...and we're so happy to have read MANY of your 500!

Oh and yes, I agree. REAL cats should have REAL names. ...did you hear that, Waffles???

; ) Katie

Layla Morgan Wilde ( Cat Wisdom 101) said...

It's good to see where it all started. Concats CK on the big 500!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CK...sew TW haz ta edit yur post two day ~~~~~~~ ♥♥♥♥

Three Chatty Cats said...

Hopefully it all worked out for Mitzi! We like "real" people names, too.

Shoko Neilson said...

Interesting CK. We all have a past....some sketchier than others. Yours has a grweat ending. Mine too!


Erin the Cat Princess said...

I thought I'd swing by, after all, it's not too often we get to celebrate a ten-year Blogging anniversary. And we wanted to celebrate you as much as you celebrated your fans and supporters.
Here's to the next 10, no matter what they may bring or where we all are!
Celebratory Purrs – for you!

Memories of Eric and Flynn said...

Congratulations on 10 years of blogging!
Kitzi would not have suited you and I am glad your peeps decided on (the stunning) Cathy Keisha.
I can't imagine you calling TW Ma!!!

Catscue Cat Mom said...

I love this as a first blog - and I love all of the ones I've seen since - Happy 10th Blogoversary! (I don't follow rules well and decided if you wouldn't let me comment on today's blog, I'd comment on this on - MOL!)

Shoko Neilson said...

Thelook back at the begning was very interesting dudettes.


pilch92 said...

Nice to see where it all began. I wish I had known about blogs back then to follow you for all these years, but I am glad I do now. Congrats on 10 years!! And there better be many more posts to come. XO

da tabbies o trout towne said...

happee ten CK & heerz ta 100 mor....we dunno how we finded ewe but we iz buzzed happee we did....we R gonna hafta chex de way bak masheen N see if we seez uz frum way bak, we hope we waz knot wearin bell bottomz !!♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥♥

Little Binky and Granny said...

Concatulations on your 10th Blogiversary, CK. You were a Stunning kitty then and you're still a Stunning kitty, to bad we didn't know you earlier, but glad that we do now😸 Granny says you made a good decision by doing your blogs for yourself and not for others, as they come straight from your heart and that's what makes you so Stunning too💗Pawkisses for a Happy Tuesday and week ahead and another Extra nipped 10 for the upcoming years🐾😽💞