Oh Very Young…2010

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Mewsette asks for more.

I first posted this in November 2010, a month after we had lost Peaches, but we still had our senior tortie team Cookie and Kelly who got the Senior Tortie Lunch Special each day; technically, they were geriatric, older than seniors. Mewsette, who was three years old at the time, couldn’t wait to be “old” so she could have a special lunch too! Her tail is resting on the empty boxes from the little cans of food I gave to Peaches and the girls, and the boxes actually hold the empty jars from baby food I’d also fed to the long list of geriatric kitties. An especially sweet conversation with my big girl, especially in light of the passing of the years, as we remember our old friends.

“Mmmm, that smells good! Can I have some?”

“No, Mewsette, this food is for the senior girls.”

“I’m a girl. Can’t I have some?”

“Indeed you are a girl, but you’re a young girl, not anywhere near being a senior girl.”

“Why does that mean I can’t eat when they do? Why do they get to eat all the time when we can only eat twice a day?”

“They are older and can’t eat as much at one sitting, so I feed them in between.”

“You’ve got to be kidding—I’ve seen Cookie pack it in and lick her dish!”

“I don’t give her as much as I give you.”

“That’s not fair. I want to be old so I can eat all day.”

“Someday, Mousse, you will be old, but it’s going to be a long time before you get there.”

“How long do I have to wait to be old?”

“Well, you’re just past three years old so you’re barely an adult kitty and you’ve got a long way to go.”

“How old is Kelly?”

“She is sixteen.”

“How old is Cookie?”

“She is eighteen.”

“How old was Peaches?”

“She was twenty.”

“Peaches always let me take a few bites of her food.”

“I know. Peaches was a nice kitty.”

“She was. I miss her. She was a nice pillow too.”

“You all took good care of her.”

“So how long till I’m old?”

“Never, if I have anything to say about it.”

“That’s not fair! Why?”

“Because after you get old, then you go away like Peaches did.”

“Oh.”

“I want you around for a long, long time, Mewsette.”

“I might be around longer if you fed me more.”

“Oh, Mewsette! Well, at least I kept you occupied long enough for the girls to finish their lunch.”


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2 thoughts on “Oh Very Young…2010

  • November 23, 2014 at 7:29 pm
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    Mom says that she actually can imagine that conversation taking place. So sweet and amusing and a most adorable photo. XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

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    • November 24, 2014 at 9:46 pm
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      I’m sure, Kittiesblue! I love my conversations with my cats.

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