Thursday, October 29, 2009

Legendary cats Pt 1

I'm going to do a series on cats that lived with or on the same block with Ma and Pop. The first one will focus on Foofie and Bootsy. Foofy belonged to a neighbor, who used to chase all the kids who tried to play on the block. He was an indoor/outdoor cat, whose slave would come out every night and call him to come in for supper in a shrill, high-pitched soprano voice. "FOOOOOOO-FEEEE" would echo through the hood. One night he must not have come because she was calling him in the middle of the night. "FOOOOOOO-FEEEEE!!" Once when we had a rainstorm, Ma swore she saw him go floating past her bedroom window but we won't get into that.

Bootsy was a black cat with white feet who belonged to the next-door neighbor. He had the biggest head ever on a cat. It was people-sized. Too bad we don't have any photos. He belonged to a Ho with 2 children. I mention this because Bootsy took after his Mom. He made it with every female cat in the hood. After he died, every stray cat for the next 5 years looked like him, except for the big head part. The funny story about him was that the younger of the Ho's 2 children used to eat the cat food that she left on the porch for him. I guess she fed Bootsy better than she fed the kids.
Next week, I'll write about, oh, I'll let it be a surprise. How does this affect Cathy Keisha, you may ask? Only that CK is much more stunning than either Foofie or Bootsy. Pictured is, who else, the Queen of Stunning.

Thursday, October 22, 2009


Halloween is a very important holiday in my house. First and foremost it's an excuse to buy lots of candy. Trick or treat, my tail. My humans aren't giving any of it out. Maybe, just maybe, I'll get to bat one of the lolliops around. The peeps decorate the apartment with pumpkins, witches, ghosts, fake black cats, etc and they place these objects just where I like to jump. Hiss.

The most important thing about October 31st is: it's my Pop's birthday. He would kill me if I told his age or showed a picture of him here. So I'll give everyone a peek at my Halloween avatar instead. HAPPY HALLOWEEN!!