Thursday, May 12, 2016

Keanu Update

Six or eight months before Judy died, we lost our last cat, Sam.  He was black as Midnight (only you old folks will even have a chance at guessing why the's a capital "M") and totally crazy, but we loved him.  For the first time in 30 years or so, we were without a cat in the house.  Because of Judy's condition, we decided that it would be best not to get another one, and after she died, I didn't feel like getting a pet.  I probably never would have, because I figured sooner or later, when the time was right, one would appear.  That's how it's always worked before.  Of all the cats we've had, only one was a deliberate choice.  So I wasn't too surprised when Keanu showed up the other day.  What a cutie.  He hasn't filled up the hole in my heart, but he's moved in and taken up residence in a little part of it.

29 comments:

J. Kingston Pierce said...

I'm so glad to hear you two are getting along well. He is darn cute, I'll give you that.

Cheers,
Jeff

Kaye Barley said...

I predict that hole growing a little smaller, Bill, as Keanu grows a little larger. And I'm just guessing you've made this little guy's world a happy place, indeed. What a face this adorable creature has! I'm smitten.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Even Jackie, a notorious cat non-lover, thinks he's adorable.

Aubrey Hamilton said...

So very glad he landed safely with a cat lover. He will have a wonderful life with you.

Cap'n Bob said...

That face!

Janet Rudolph said...

So happy that he found you...and that you found him. Enjoy!

Verna Elrite said...

A house is barely a home without a cat on the hearth. I know this little guy is going to bring you lots of joy. Good find, Bill!

Muffy Wilson said...

It is as it should be, as Providence would have it. I am sure Keanu will grow up to be a beautiful, strong inspiration and partner in crime. Your work is clearly not over. xo

Ken said...

Never underestimate how much happiness a pet dog or cat can bring into your life.

Bill Crider said...

Sure, that's an innocent look, but Keanu goes into attack mode quickly. I have the scratches to prove it.

Dyann Love Barr said...

What a sweet baby.

Lynn said...

That's Keanu's "Are you my Mommy?" look. Soon to be followed by his "wait, are you eating tuna?" look.

Marcia Talley said...

Those eyes! Keanu knows how to work the camera!!

Richard Moore said...

This really made me smile. I'm happy for both you and Keanu. As for the origin of the capital M on Midnight, I thought it might be a Carole Nelson Douglas tip of the hat but more likely it was the black cat Midnight on Andy's Gang, starring the wonderful Andy Devine.

Patty said...

I suggest you get another kittie to keep Keanu company. The hole will fill twice as fast.

Bill Crider said...

Patty, Keanu seems happy as an Only Cat.

Richard, I'm so old that I remember Midnight from Smilin' Ed's Gang, before Andy took over.

pattinase (abbott) said...

So glad to hear this story.

Richard Moore said...

I remember Smilin' Ed as well Bill but was pleased when Andy replaced him. I thought the old guy was going to croak on the air right in front of Froggy.

Howard said...

I'm quite envious of folks who can have cats in their homes (my wife is rather violently allergic to all shedding creatures). So I hope you'll continue to post periodic pictures of your little hairy buddy. He is a very cool cat.

Ed Gorman said...

What a heartbreaker. You're in good hands, Bill.

Undine said...

That really is a kitten face made for the internet. :)

I agree with what you said near the end of the post. There has been at least one cat in the household for virtually my entire life, and it's been my experience that you never need to go out looking for a cat: they find you.

Barry Traylor said...

What a beauty. Our current cat we named Sophie and we were fostering her last year and when it came time to take her back to the animal shelter I could not let her go. She has been a joy for my wife and I.

Barry Traylor said...

BTW, I figure that Midnight's first name was Captain.

Bill Crider said...

An old friend of mine posted a picture of his Captain Midnight decoder on Facebook.

Cheryl Pierson said...

He is a darling. Animals have a way of giving us such comfort, and it seems he's doing that--as are you, Bill. No telling what would have happened to that little soul without you.

Dave Zeltserman said...

I;m a dog person, but that is one cute kitten.

Patrick Murtha said...

I concur in all the comments here. I would be lost without my 2 Live Crew.

Jerry House said...

What a sweetie! He will help you keep those pesky kids off your lawn!

Charles Gramlich said...

A cutie. I remember growing up how we, too, hardly ever actually bought a pet. People threw out dogs and cats in the country all the time and many of them ended up at our farm.