Tuesday, October 28, 2008

She's a cat with backstory

My youngest daughter, at three years old, has been crawling around pretending to be a cat a lot lately....ever since we added a Siamese to our family. 

Today she crawled into my lap and told me she was a cat with no family. "Bad people killed my family," she said. That's more backstory -- and more morbidness -- than I'm used to hearing from her. 

Might have something to do with our recently losing our outdoor cat to a neighbor's dogs. There's a trauma. I don't think the dogs even quite knew what they were doing. I think the cat usually gets away, but our outdoor mongrel cat was getting on in years and couldn't make the jump to hyperspace in time. 


  1. Oh my gosh! I'm sorry to hear about your old cat! I've heard that on average, indoor cats live substantially longer than outdoor cats. I hope your new Siamese is an indoor cat.

  2. Yes, the Siamese is an indoor cat. Sort of a toy for our dog. I didn't like keeping Little Bit outside, not least because of the danger to birds, although she wasn't much of a hunter. But she had proven herself to be a destroyer of floors via urine.