|Call Me Rastus (standard:other, 617 words)|
|Author: PeterFromOZ||Added: Nov 21 2002||Views/Reads: 2017/1||Story vote: 0.00 (0 votes)|
|A cat called Rastus talks about his owner.|
Call Me Rastus © 1997-2000 Peter E. Williams Rastus is the name. My previous owner called me that because I'm all grey in colour. Us Korat cats are all like that, just a solid grey from nose to tail. My name was his idea of a little joke, but I don't think that he meant anything derogatory by it. After all, I know for a fact that he loved me. He picked me out from my mum's litter - my brothers and sisters and me had been advertised for free in the local paper. I was only about eight weeks old then, that was when Peter, my first owner, came around and picked me out for himself. I remember that he jangled his keys in front of us, and I started to play with them. That's when I heard him say, "I'll take this one", to my mum's owner, and he picked me up. I could tell from the moment that he picked me up that somehow, even though I didn't like leaving the other kittens, that he really loved me. I could tell that he was an ailurophile - that's 'human' for cat lover. One of the advantages of having a cat, like me, is that we'll always give you lots of unconditional love. And me, I'm basically a lap cat, so you can count on me to keep your lap warm on a cold night. I really enjoyed just sitting on Peter as he used his computer. I'd sit and sleep and keep his lap warm as he'd do whatever on that thing - typing away endlessly. I also loved to lay on my back on Peter's lap, with my legs in the air, and have my tummy and chin endlessly tickled and rubbed. Yes sir, I can take lots of that. I spent a couple of years with Peter, growing up and having a lot of fun discovering all sorts of new things that I'd never seen before - like just playing with a ball of string as Peter would knit away making something. I don't think either of us could decide what he was making. I also loved to chase things, like a piece of string or strip of paper that Peter would run around on the floor for me to chase. I was always full of beans. When I was a kitten, I would even amuse myself by sitting on the floor and run around in circles, chasing my own tail. It's great fun! I'd recommend chasing your tail to anyone as a form of therapy. Once, as a youngster, I was sitting on the floor and had been chasing my tail and was feeling a little bit frustrated because I hadn't caught it, so Peter lent down to me and put my tail up near my face. Well, I grabbed it with both of my front paws and took a big bite. Boy, was I ever surprised! It was then that I knew it was attached to me and really felt it. We moved quite a few times to different homes - flats and houses. But, eventually Peter had to leave his last home and move out, and he couldn't find anywhere that would let him keep me as a pet for him. So, Peter ended up giving me to the RSPCA, who found me a new home after a few days staying there. It was quite scary there and I sure was relieved when my current owner took me away from there. I wonder where he is and what he's doing now, and if he ever thinks of me. Then again, I'm sure that he does. I sure miss him. Tweet
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