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Timothy--The Lost but Found Cat

Name: Timothy

Birthday: July 15, 2007

Came to live in Cats Cove: July, 2008

Favorite Treat/Toy: Temptations Salmon Flavor

In today’s episode of Sweatin with Sevaun, Special Guest Timothy will share a special story with us.  Take it away Timothy.

Thanks Sevaun…and may I just say your workout yesterday was pawinspiring.  So I thought I’d share with you all today a story from my past.  It’s a little scary, but don’t worry it has a happy ending.  But if there are any little kittens out there, well maybe you should go in the next room because there are some parts that are a little frightening.  I know I shiver when I think back to the events of three years ago.  Oh, but I’m getting ahead of myself.  

First a little about myself.  I’m 5 years old and came to momma Jacci when I was about one year old.  My birthday is July 15th.  I like salmon flavored treats if you want to get me something.  Sometimes I get a little overly excited and can’t help myself and, well I don’t like to talk about it much, but we’re all big cats here so I will say it:  I’m a sprayer.  But I’m always very sorry when it happens and hope you can look past my excitement issues.  Ok so let me tell you about something that happened to me about three years ago.

We were in the Cove because it was summer and it was an especially hot summer day.  Momma Jacci said we could run around the farm.  She lets us do that a few times a week but always tells us before she lets us out that we better all come home when she calls us for dinner.  And we all obey momma Jacci.  But one day, I couldn’t come home.  Here’s what happened, and I’ve never told anyone this story before.  Not even momma Jacci knows the whole story.

Anyway, I found this special place where the sun was shining so bright so I curled up to take a nap.  It felt so good, I had never been in that location before and it was great.  When I turned my head though I realized I was right next to the chicken coop.  But that’s ok, I thought.  Those stupid chickens wouldn’t mind, so I closed my eyes and started dreaming about all the fish I was gonna catch some day if I ever made over to the lake.  Then I thought I heard rain because I started to hear a waterfall.  But it wasn’t rain.  I opened my eyes and stupid Fabio was spraying all over the chicken coop.  And he stopped and looked so proud of himself and just walked away humming that stupid phrase he always does “I can’t believe it’s not butter”.  None of us understand it and think he’s a fool.  Now I’m not a whiner but Fabio has issues.  

So anyway, I fell asleep again and then felt this terrible pinching on my leg.  I looked up and there were three chickens standing over me.  They were not happy, strutting their wings and letting me know they didn’t appreciate what they thought I had done.  I tried to explain it wasn’t me but was Fabio, but they wouldn’t listen and kept pecking at me.  So I ran as fast as I could.  But I tell you, I discovered something that day;  Chickens are fast when they want to be.  They gave chase.  I zigged and I zagged, but they kept up with me.  They were squawking and clucking.  I don’t speak chicken, but I think they might have used bad words.  So I just kept running yelling…”momma jacci, help me.”  But she wasn’t around.  So I ran and ran and ran.  Next thing I knew there were no chickens around.  I was finally safe!

But I had no idea where I was.  Those darn chickens got me lost.  I was so scared.  I tried to figure out how to get home but I just made things worse.  Then the sun started fading away and it got dark.  I knew momma Jacci would be worried about me.  I was worried about me.  Then I started to hear those noises we hear at night.  They are so scary, I hate them.  They are from monsters that hide in the bushes and only come out when it’s dark.  It was so scary, I wanted to cry, and I confess did a little.  Then I saw something in the distance, it was a light!  I was so happy, I would go and ask for help.

I climbed up the porch where the light was but no one seemed to be home so I climbed up on a nice big chair they had with a nice cushion and took a nap because it had been a very long day.  I was so hungry and thirsty and scared.  I really wanted momma Jacci to tell me everything would be ok, but she wasn’t there.

When I opened my eyes the next morning there was this lady staring at me and she said “well look at you little ragamuffin.”  I told her my name was Timothy, but she didn’t speak cat, so she just called me ragamuffin.  She was very nice and gave me some food and water and it was so nice as my tummy was empty.  She opened the door and let me come in her house.  It was very nice but I got a little excited and had one of my “episodes”.  She was very understanding when she put me on the porch and said “Well let’s give Jacci a call and see if she’ll take you because we will have none of that in this house.”  I couldn’t believe it, was this momma Jacci she was calling?  Could it be the same person!!

She came back and put me in a crate and then put me in the car and we drove a little distance (I remember she said it was four miles!) .  Then she carried me for a while.  Then I heard momma Jacci’s voice.  “Well, I sure hope that is Timothy.”  “It’s me momma Jacci…it’s me!”.  She gave me a big hug and said “Timothy!  Where have you been.  Don’t you ever do that again!”.

And I never ever did.  I’ve stayed away from the chicken coop ever since.  Nothing good can come from being there.  And whenever I see one of them strutting their stuff in my direction, I turn around and go the other way.

Well, that’s my story of my big adventure.  I hope you have learned something from this;  Chickens are mean and Fabio is a trouble maker.

Now back to Sevaun.

Thanks Timothy.  And let me just add that I think Fabio has a little squirrel in him, he’s a little nuts.  That’s just a little cat humor.  We say that all the time about each other!  Ok, so for today’s workout, let’s all take our tails and and hold them up high….that’s it, now down…up….down….up…down…up…down.  Wow how about that.  I’m exhausted!  We’ll see you tomorrow.