Funny Dogs And Cats Biography
Now that he's almost sixteen years old, Billy's black cat biography has more drama. What seems like a long time ago, I picked him up from a room full of rescued cats (after getting past the gang of barking rescued dogs) after work one day and brought him home as a tiny rescue kitten.
I could hold him in the cup of my hand like a furry little baseball. I've watched grow him through all the challenges and stages of his life. The most interesting thing about him - very unusual for a cat - is that he's just about completely without guile.
He doesn't flirt or try to trick you into a treat. Like the simplest and easiest to deal with people, he is always exactly as he appears to be. No tricks, straight from the heart.
Billy is not only smart, fierce, gentle, playful, wise and adventurous, he's also friendly to strangers and sweetly emotional. He comments on everything, shrieking when he jumps on the bed and yelping excitedly when food arrives, and his greatest frustration is that we don't understand enough of messages.
I'm not sure, but I think he cat cusses a lot.
See Understanding Cat Behavior
He has the courage of a giant (with common sense.) When he was still too young to know how to groom himself or to use a litter box, he saved himself and his sister from being starved after they were abandoned and were hid under a porch. Terrified but determined, he screamed at the top of his infected little lungs until both were rescued.
Not long after, we found him in a small cage with his sister, Buffy, offered for adoption in a supermarket parking lot. His extra long tail was in his water dish.
One thing he did know how to do was eat. He grew fast, and our little black cat soon became a hulking twelve-pound linebacker, but still as sweet and needy as they day I carried him through our door to join, George, the cat who would become his hero.