Harvey came to live with me two years ago. He's quite a handsome guy with gray and white long hair. He's got a great personality and a twinkle in his eyes. It was love at first sight for both of us.
My sister Ruthie claims I'm a needy-cat magnet. My friend Sue says I can spot a cat a mile away while driving 70 mph. So there was no doubt that, two years ago, I would notice two needy kittens sitting in the parking lot of the local Dollar General Store. The thin, hungry little guys were hosting dozens of fleas. Of course, they both went home with me! So that lucky day, Harvey and his brother, Theodore, increased my cat family by two.
Now more about Harvey. Harvey is . . . well, goofy in an entertaining, delightful sort of way. I don't need an alarm clock because Harvey is very dependable and persistent in getting me up in the mornings. As soon as he thinks it is time for his breakfast, Harvey is right there on my pillow, patting my face with his paw. He politely waits a few minutes to see if I am taking him seriously. If not, he continues to intermittently pat my face until I agree with him that yes, it is time to get up.
Harvey likes to sit on top of the refrigerator. This way he can supervise everything that is going on in the kitchen and dining room. Occasionally he will knock down a cereal box just to remind me he is up there. When I open the refrigerator door, he leans down from above to peer into the frig. A few times Harvey has even jumped into it. I always remind him, that while it's OK to be a "cool cat", being inside the frig is probably a little more cool than either of us has in mind.
Last night I was sitting on my lazy boy recliner. Out of the corner of my eye, I saw something swinging. Why, it was my hanging spider plant! Now what could have make that flower pot swing like that? Ohhhhh, there was a cat sitting right on top of the spider plant, squashing it flat. He had a twinkle in his eye as if to say, "Wheeee, look at meeee!" And no, it wasn't Theodore.
It must be time to end this post, because Harvey just jumped up between me and the computer screen. Goodness, is it time for the kitty treats already?