Wednesday, January 4, 2017

There and Back Again: A Pigeon's Tale

Once upon a time, there was a girl named Momma. She wasn't MY momma yet, but she would be. She lived in a tall tower in a far-off place called Chicago with her kitty Scribbles, studying all the day long so she could be a lawyer.

Then one day, when she was back in the glorious state of Texas visiting her pawrents for Christmas, her momma mentioned that there was a stray cat hanging around. The-lady-who-would-be-Grandma said she was worried for the kitty because there were buzzards in the area hurting cats and small dogs. Well, that worried Momma too, and she went out to visit the cute little orange kitty who had a purr that just wouldn't stop. Momma fell in love with her right away, but she couldn't come to live with the-lady-who-would-be-Grandma because they were allergic to kitties.

While Momma was visiting, she had a big fight with a friend and got very sad, so the-lady-who-would-be-Grandma brought the kitty inside and said "I think you need cat therapy." It was just what Momma needed, since her kitty was all the way back in Chicago and couldn't help her feel better. Well, after cuddling up with that purr for a long time, Momma knew that she couldn't possibly leave that sweet kitty out to the buzzards.

 BUT Momma couldn't take her home to Chicago, because her room in the tower was TINY and over-full with just her and Scribbles. But then came a rescue -- Momma's brother's girlfriend missed HER cats, who lived with her momma in another state, but she didn't want to take on the commitment of a full-time kitty. So she offered to take the sweet orange kitty for a few months until Momma finished her studying and came back to Texas.

The sweet little orange kitty was given several names at furst. Momma liked Lipstick from a book she'd read, and she tried Penny, and a few other things. But none of them fit. Then she heard her brother calling the kitty "Pidge" because her nonstop purring sounded just like a pigeon cooing. It was pawfect -- the sweet little kitty officially became Pigeon!

Eventually Pigeon came to live with Momma, once Momma and Scribbles were back in Texas, She lived in a few little apartments with them, then Momma bought a great big house for them to spread out in . . . AND with even enough room for a DOG or two!

Pigeon has always been the cat with the purr that wouldn't quit. She's more aloof and stereotypically feline in attitude, while Momma always called Scribbles a dog in a cat's body. But she looooves to snuggle with Momma, she loves hanging out in high places, and she finally decided she kinda loves her canine siblings too.

 I'm so glad the-lady-who-would-be-Grandma brought you in for cat therapy fourteen years ago, Pigeon! Happy happy 15th birthday -- and here's to many more!


Christmas said...

That's an amazing story on how Pigeon came to join her furever family!

Mark Muller said...

what a wonderful story... and we hope the neverending purr stays with you furever and ever...

Shannon Hopps said...

Awww, how sweet is that! As we say at Casa de la Hopps...the companion animal will find you!

Sue said...

It seems that everything turned out as it was meant to. Happy birthday Pigeon. Today is Sebastian's birthday and he was homeless too.

Julie said...

I didn't nose your story...and how amazing it is, full of such luffs and kind peeps and PURRS!!! I didn't nose that was how you got you name and now I nose it is just the pawfect name fur you. Keep the purrings going
Loves and licky kisses
Princess Leah xxx

Sandra said...

wow, this is one cool story with a happy ending. you purred your way into several hearts and they all came through for you and now you can share your purrs with you canine buddies to

Madi and Mom said...

Pigeon we had no idea about your history. My goodness mee you were meant to be in that furever home. It is so amazing how even though you were a stray you KNEW the right place to stop and would be Grandma knew exactly when it was the right time to bring you in. Happy 14th birthday sweetie. MOLMOL you have a loud purr too
your mama is right we'd be fun together maybe we should form a Gal band.
Hugs madi your bffff

Murphy said...

That is a great story cuz it has a great ending!

Your Pals,

Murphy & Stanley

♥♥ The OP Pack ♥♥ said...

Happy Birthday, Pigeon - we are so happy your Mom needed some comforting that day so you could become part of a loving family. Thanks for the backstory on your name. We have often wondered how you came to be called Pigeon:)

Woos - Lightning and Misty

Frankie Furter and Ernie said...

OMC Pigeon... what a FABULOUS story. We are THRILLED that all the forces came together at Just the right TIMEs to make thingys work out Soooooo PURRRRRRRRRRRRRRrrrrrrrrrrrrfectly fur you.

LP said...

That is a great story! Talk about meant to be :) Happy birthday sweetie! We are glad that you came around to loving your dogs too ;)

the critters in the cottage xo

Dory and the Mama said...

A very happy 15th birthday Pidgeon!!! We think you found the perfect Mama (and family)!!
Dory, Jakey, Arty & Bilbo

Sully said...

Happy Birthday! I love your story and I'm glad you didn't end up as buzzard meat.

Aroo to you,

Lone Star Cats said...

Happy birthday Pigeon!

Idaho PugRanch said...

What a wonderful story Pigeon! so glad your mama fell in love with you
Mr bailey, Hazel & Mabel

Ruby said...

OMD, LOVED that story!!!! READ IT AGAIN!!! READ IT AGAIN!!!!
Happy Happy Happy Burthday sweet Pigeon!!!!
Ruby ♥

Molly and Mackie said...

We just adore this story! Happy Birthday, Pigeon!

The Army of Four said...

15!?!? You still look like a kitten! We love the story of how you got your name, Pigeon! It's just purrrrfect!
Much happiness!
Yours sincerely,
Margaret Thatcher