Kitty’s Anniversary

Kitty. October 26, 2012

Five years ago today, Harland and I, newly engaged (five years yesterday), and spending the weekend in Hannibal, Missouri, decided to drive across the mighty Mississippi and take in the nighttime view of Hannibal with the town’s lights reflecting in the water. As we pulled our truck to a stop, we noticed a little calico cat standing there in the glare of our headlights, like she was waiting for us. Harland got out of the truck first, and cat person that he is, he picked up the little calico cat and held her close while she purred in delight. She was rather thin, had no collar, and looked like she had been dropped off as there were no houses on that side of the river for miles.

I don’t remember it being much of a decision on our part to take her with us, we couldn’t just leave her behind. And so, holding her in my lap, we drove off to the store to buy her some catfood and a carrier.

Kitty. October 26, 2012

I waited in the truck while Harland was in the store, and she looked out the window eagerly watching the activity in the parking lot. When Harland returned, he gave her some food in a dish, and she wolfed it down without taking the time to chew. Poor thing.

Well, the rest, as they say, is history. While it was not all sunshine and roses with her in the early years, (You can read the rest of her story HERE.), she’s now a part of our little family, and we can’t imagine life without her.

You would think that Kitty would want to give US a gift in appreciation for rescuing her in her hour of need, wouldn’t you?

Kind of a, “Gee thanks for saving my life!” gift, right?

Kitty. October 26, 2012

KITTY:   “I AM a gift. Nothing further is needed.”

US:    “Oh, ok. Thanks Kitty.” 

KITTY:   “You’re welcome.”

You can catch up on all Kitty’s adventures with us by clicking HERE.




Cattle, corn, wheat, beans, mud, snow, ice, and drought. Plenty of fresh air and quiet. Our life is sometimes heartbreaking, sometimes joyous, but never boring.

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10 Responses

  1. Alica says:

    She is now a QUEEN…what else would you expect, as her loyal subjects?! You should definitely be thanking HER for coming into your lives, right?! 🙂

  2. Kathy says:

    You were two lucky people when Kitty chose to let you live with her.

  3. Carol says:

    A post about Kitty is a perfect birthday gift for me! Kitty and I have more in common than I realized! Please give her an anniversary kiss from me? xxoo

  4. Hey, she knew if you two were gonna be a couple, you needed a CAT to keep you in line!!! Congratulations, Kitty!!! Keep up the good work.

  5. Cameo says:

    Seems like this is the Anniversary time of year around your house.
    I really get a kick out of Kitty’s posts.
    Is she dressing up for Halloween ?

    I was wondering, do you take all of the pictures for your blog ? You do a really good job. I really like the ones from your outdoor adventures.
    Some might give Harland a run for the money.

    Nice to have you back.. you were missed

    • Suzanne says:

      Thanks Cameo. The vast majority of the images are mine. The only ones that aren’t are the ones that I’m in, or that have Harland’s watermark. If the watermark says Window on the Prairie, they’re mine.
      As for Kitty, she may just have to dress up for Halloween. Hmm….costume ideas anyone?

  6. Dianna says:

    Ah, yes, indeed. Kitty IS a gift! Happy Anniversary to you all!

  7. Louise S says:

    She is one lucky cat, and you and Hubby are one lucky couple. End of story.

  8. Debbie says:

    I love your Kitty! She is very photogenic!

  9. Debbie says:

    I LOVE that story!

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