Thursday, December 6, 2012

Gato Says I'm Sorry

One day in late October or November of 2001 I had a teacher friend over to help her input grades into a grade book. I had everything set up the table was cleared and a light was strung across the dining room to the table for more lighting. I knew this might be dangerous but left it anyway. My friend arrived and we settled into grading papers. It was getting late in the day and I saw Mrs Gato stroll over to her food dish with her tail in the air. Then what I didn't want to happen; happened. Mrs Gato caught her tail on the cord hanging in the kitchen. She took off like a rocket and the lamp rolled on the floor. Thankfully Mrs Gato was not hurt and the lamp did not break. I calmly went back to work on the papers without the lamp. When I glanced back in the living room, there was Mrs Gato laying with her head in her paws. Then she looked up and said as clear as day "mmorry" (sorry) My friend was amazed! "She said I'm sorry!"
I just grinned and said "yep she talks"
Mrs Gato got a tiny piece of my lunch of curried lamb and all was forgiven.
But Mrs Gato did not stop there. When I went to bathroom later to freshen up I asked "Mrs Gato where are you?" She answered just as clearly "I'm mmriiight here!"
 My friend was blown away again. "She said I'm right here!"
 I giggled "yep she talks and now she's showing off. Where are you Mrs Gato?" She again answered "Here I aaamm!"
We all had a good laugh.
I love my talking cat Mrs Gato

Sunday, March 25, 2012

New Game

I keep remembering my wonderful cat Mrs Gato 1991 - 2003
One day shortly after she came to live with me after living with my bf for 7 years she and I were having a game with her feather toy. I got tired of swinging the toy and asked" if we could make a different game?" "Lets play hide and seek! You go hide and I will move the toy!
So off Mrs Gato went to the entertainment center. I thought she would hide in the shadows next to the cupboard but instead she did something remarkable. She opened one cupboard door with her paw and climbed inside the shelving! I could just see her paw read for the toy outside the door. We played find the toy for another 15 minutes
Such a smart good kltty! I love you Mrs Gato