Relaxing in our living room, the noise broke through the drone of the television
like a fire alarm in a hotel: What was that noise? We looked at each other
and started for the doors. Soon, knowing that it was outside our home,
we found the source of the ruckus. There on the front porch she stood looking
at us with indigence of a bumped frequent flyer and demanding to be brought
inside and fed. Thus the adoption of the Arnette's by Emily Peony, the
When do you chose what happens in life instead of life selecting
you? Cathy and Ashley had Liesl for years. I had Preston as well.
Our pets saw us through difficult personal changes and often provided the
support we could not find in people. Animals are not "things". They are
not "people". They are different. They add value to humans in
ways that we cannot do for one another. The aloofness of a cat. The unquestioning
loyalty of a dog. The objectivity of a turtle.
accepted the fact that Mimi had chosen us but we quickly established our
terms: a trip to the Vet, her defined space at home and outside exercise
only with supervision - this last term was to protect her from the Coyotes.
She accepted our terms (in exchange for unlimited turkey) and we settled
into a new life.
Mimi is a Tortoise Shell Tabby aka "Tortoiby" or domestic short
hair. She has the coloring of a tabby and a tortoise shell. She
is a people cat. She rarely likes to be alone, always searching
out human company, even when she sleeps. She is inquisitive like
a - well, like a cat. She loves to investigate anything small
and dark. If you open a drawer she will immediately try to jump
into it and then behind it and on to the smallest, darkest spot. She is
a jumper. We think that her Father may have been a jackrabbit since her
back legs are huge thus enabling her Olympic level high-jump capability.
Mimi is pretty smart as well. She learned early on to play 'fetch'
with her toy mice and now demands like clock-work to have her early morning
romp up and down the halls. If we miss HER schedule, we pay for it the rest
of the day with her constant talking.
Yes, Mimi is part of the Family, an equal member with all the rights
and responsibilities. But most important is the
Also please see what she has to say about her new friend, Max.
Please visit his page to see what all the excitement is all about!