Monday, March 16, 2009

Shes' gonna be 18 on the 18th!!!

Satch has been with us since she was a kitten. She was the runt of the litter. She never got much bigger than her present 5 pound frame. She had those picky little toenails that she used freely to climb up your pant leg and then up your back to perch herself on your shoulder. She would attack your toes as they moved under the covers when you were sleeping. She liked getting into trouble!

We had no idea what a "fixture" she would become. My extended family lovingly refers to her as "Cujo". Never fond of people.... she quickly developed the ability to use her claws and teeth on strangers, and loved ones alike. Most cats that are nervous or afraid, turn around and hide.... not our Satch... she attacks!! I love the comments "Cats are really good with me", or "Cats never bite me". These comments come after our "Customary Warning" to stay clear of kitty. People just don't listen! That's why I have plenty of antiseptic and band aids on hand!

When she was 6 weeks old she became a part of the family. She has terrorized our dogs, broken free and run away from home, knocked over countless fragile items, managed to scratch up couches, leather chairs, and many people, myself included. We love her all the same.

In her old age........ her hearing is impaired and she has a tumor that has disfigured her nose and will continue to grow until.... well you get the idea. Even with all of this she's still got a great quality of life! She purrs even though the "motor" is now quite low, she uses her litter box all the time (thank goodness!), she eats hard food, drinks her water, plays with the dogs toys, and has managed to maintain her "piss and vinegar" attitude towards outsiders! She's certainly one of a kind!

She has defied the odds and we hope she will continue to do so!! Happy Birthday Miss Satch, you have enriched our lives more than you can ever know!!! xoxo

Here she is licking her chops after attacking her last victim!!


louissyfer said...

Hey Stacey

Thanx for replying, I didn't know if you'd see my msg or not.

Happy bday to Satch, my wife and I have 2 cats, oh the trouble they raise lol.

As for the Canadian Death Race I'll try to get a hold of the race director to see if there are any other sites for the race other than facebook.

I've not been able to go thru your full site but saw you have an injury, best of luck. I too have been fighting an injury for a year now it maybe a stress fracture, here's to hoping it's not!

Derek said...

Happy Birthday to Satch!! We used to have a cat that wanted nothing to do with anyone and would bite and claw anyone that go near. I was the only one that could pet her, and that was only if she was in the mood; if not I would also get it from her. She was still one of my favorites though!

Anonymous said...

Happy Birthday Satch - we do love you as you are one of our "furbabies". I feel blessed when she chooses my lap to lie down on - she barely weighs anything. I wish I could stroke her beautiful black fur just once, and hear her purr. I will have to settle for "hisssss" as I walk by and pretend it is a kiss thrown my way. xoxox
Grandma Janet

Gailanne said...

Oh Satch! You are such a cutie! I hope you're 18th Birthday went off without a hitch. In human years, you are now considered an adult... In cat years, you are quite "young" and wise... :)