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Miss Sadie Mae

March 8, 2008

I am highly allergic to cats. When I am around them my nose get stuffy, my eyes water and I wheeze. When I met Becks she had a cat named Chloe who was soon sent to live with her mom. I am glad she picked me over the cat, although sometimes I am sure she wonders if she made the right choice.

When we moved to Monticello Becks wanted to get a cat to live outside to kill snakes and mice. I thought it was a good idea and one day in March of 2006 we headed down to the Jefferson County Humane Society to pick out a cat. There were a variety of cats to choose from. Becks went over and found a large male cat who I am sure would have been an excellent hunter. I wandered around the shelter looking at the cats and found a large orange one named Butterscotch. She was friendly but I was told she had just been spayed and could not be adopted for several more days.

Since none of the cats had caught our eye the volunteer led us into another area of the shelter. There was a large cage and inside it were two cats. One was a scrawny 1 1/2 year old tabby named Sophie. I stuck my finger in between the bars and the little cat rubbed her head against it. When the man took her out and let me hold her she nuzzled me and began to purr. Becks said that I had picked the weeniest cat they had but I was sold.

We filled out the required paper work and took Sophie home where she was greeted by two very curious dogs who chased after her. We renamed her Sadie Mae since we did not think Sophie fit her. Initially she lived in the spare bedroom until she became acclimated to her new surroundings. Eventually the dogs became used to her and now you can sometimes find then all piled together sleeping.

We have had Sadie Mae for a little over two years and I am still alive thanks to my allergy medicine. She spends more time inside than out and is not much of a hunter. She has become my cat (she knows who rescued her!) and loves to sleep in front of the computer screen as I try to type. Instead of killing snakes and mice she sits in windows, chases ice cubes and likes to hide behind doors to ambush Molly the dachshund. She also likes to follow us around the block when we take the dogs for a walk. I am glad that we picked her over all the other cats in the pound.
3 Comments leave one →
  1. March 9, 2008 10:50 am

    OHHHHhhh!!!!! CUTE KITTY! 🙂

    She sounds absolutely adorable! Good job on rescuing her!

  2. March 9, 2008 3:24 pm

    When we had a cat and a dog at the same time (Paco the cat died a few years ago), it was a definite Garfield and Odie situation. I’m not so much a cat person, but the interaction between the smart cart and the not so bright dog was priceless.

    My favorite thing that Paco did was to clean the pug’s face wrinkles. He usually slapped her with his paw afterwards as if to chide her for being dirty in the first place. The pug was always very still during the cleaning with her ears back because she knew the slap was coming.

  3. March 10, 2008 9:50 am

    @ Rebecca: She is adorable! I wish we could rescue another one but we’re at our pet limit now! 🙂

    @Allison: That is a very cute story about your cat cleaning your pugs face and then wapping her! Too funny.

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