Monday, March 29, 2010

Carl the Cat

Prepare yourselves for the story of a cat.

My daughter truly forgets nothing.  She just turned 4 in December and never ceases to amaze me in the things she remembers.

Two years ago in June, I went rummaging with my Mom & sisters.  We stumbled upon a box of 4 adorable kittens, that were being kept in squalor.  It was terrible.  Being the pet lover that I am, I agreed to take a yellow kitten (because yellow tigers are predominantly male) home to Aubrie, age 2 1/2.

So I took Carl home.  He was covered in fleas.  That sentence is an understatement & he had an enormous poop ball in his tail.  So I bathed him forever & finally got the little guy cleaned up.  Aubrie (my mini-me) was instantly in love with Carl.  I wrapped him in a towel and she carried him all over the house & was in love with Carl.

At night, Carl went in a small cage in the garage.  After a few days, I went to the garage & Carl was pretty much lifeless.  I have no idea to this day why.  He was eating & drinking the night before just fine.  Then I put him in his cage for the night, and the next morning - he couldn't even stand - it was awful. 

So we lost Carl.  This is sad, but he was so sick that it was a relief.  We told Aubrie that Carl now lives in the trees.  She was just too little to tell her that Carl had really died. 

To this day - nearly 2 years later - she remembers Carl.  She talks about how "talented" Carl was.  I don't remember him being a talented cat, but apparently he was very talented.  She talks about him all the time - that he will come home and live with Maggie.  I just can't believe she remembers in detail - Carl the cat.  Considering we had Carl about 3 days before he was gone.  Amazing! 

Now she'd like a new Carl (we'd have to find a tiger kitten that looked just like Carl), or a fish.  Her "aminal" love never ends.


  1. She is just like you were. Had be lugging an animal wherever you went...I told her Duke was dirty , let's leave him outside and she said no, he betects(protects) me.

  2. I think another cat is on its way to your house....maybe??? She sounds so smart! Hey thanks for your comment on my built-in. Funny story...I didn't realize until I brought it home from the paint store but it's Rossland like you used on your desk. Great minds think alike!

    P.S. I'm off to Illinois today to visit my parents, wish I could come by your store.

  3. Your lil Aubrie is really sharp! That is great that she remembers her baby kitten named Carl..
    It's amazing what all the little kid's nowadays can remember, and especially at the very young age of 2 1/2!

    I love the picture of Aubrie on the horse! They both are absolutely beautiful!

    Have a wonderful day Annie!


  4. Hey, I can't see the images on your blog today - it must be my computer!

  5. Awww....poor girl! She needs a kitty in her life. How cute. I say get her 2. ~mary~

  6. You ladies are a bad influence! You can't tell me to get more cats because I'm a big animal fan myself! No fear - she has an outdoor kitty named Sylvia & her two in the house dogs - she has lots of pets :)

  7. Ladies, if you are thinking of a pet kitty...get 2. I got my two brothers, Boo and Steve and they are best friends and playmates.When I am at work, I know that they have each other for company.
    Animals touch our lives so deeply, even for just 3 days.


Thank you so much for your kind words & support! I love hearing from you & read each and every comment you leave for me! ~Annie


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