Friday, February 15, 2008

Jenny


Jenny has always  been the most feral of the Forty Paws.  She lived in a cat colony under the house of an old lady who fed them.  They also helped themselves to whatever they could find in the Taco Bell dumpster across the street.  When the old lady died, some kind people trapped the cats in the colony and tried to find them all forever homes.  Maw heard about this and went to see the cats.  She really liked Jenny, who was then three or four months old.  Maw brought Jenny home and she bonded with Bow, the only other cat in the house at that time, very quickly, but she remained skittish around Maw and Paw.  Even now, after almost fourteen years, she is still skittish around Maw and Paw.  She is so skittish and can hide so well that she has been to the vet only three or four times in her life.  She can never be found when it's time for clippy-claws and has never had her claws trimmed.  Her nickname is Velcro-Cat, because of the sound her claws make when she walks on the carpet.  If Maw or Paw walk into the room while she is eating, she will run away.  Once, a long time ago, when Bow and Jenny were inside/outside cats, Jenny was outside when Maw and Paw left for a week.  Jenny was so scared of the petsitter that she stayed outside for the entire week.  Besides Bow, Smokey is the only other cat that Jenny likes much.  They play a game in which Smokey will start to chase Jenny and Jenny runs away screaming.  Maw and Paw know it's a game, because Jenny will let Smokey see her, so they can play again.

                                   Jenny is a kitty who likes to hide.
                                   She has never been too comfortable inside.
                                           She doesn't trust beanies
                                           'Cause some were meanies.
                                   Jenny, come out!  You don't have to hide.

I am so forgetful.  Java gave the the E for Excellent Award.  Thank you so much, Java.

16 comments:

Parker said...

AND Jenny is gorgeous!
Great limerick for her!
Smooches to you Karen Jo!

-d ma said...

I am glad Jenny has a couple feline friends...

Forty Paws said...

This is a wunnerful limrik fur Jenny! She ist a skeerdy-cat. Maw always sez, "Gud tink she is so healfy."

Luf, Us

Tybalt said...

Awww, poor Jenny still being skittish after all this time. Great limerick!

jenianddean said...

Jenny is such a beauty! Great limerick Karen Jo!

-Jasper McKitten-Cat

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Jenny is a very beautiful cat. Sometimes it's really hard to overcome the wild streak though, and Jenny is obviously still a bit on the wild side.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

What a lovely photo of Jenny!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Jenny looks like she as velvety floofy furs. We have a few counsins who like to play hidey on people. Even Sarah, who used to love sitting in Mom's lap. Now when Sarah's humans go out of town and Mom takes care of her, she plays Hidey the whole time.

Daisy said...

Do not worry Jenny, I do not like meanies either.

Gretchen said...

Beautiful Jenny. She has a good home, too bad she can't enjoy it's human company.

Hugs...G

Sunny's Mommy said...

That's a cute limerick for Jenny :-)

Congratulations on your award!

Eric and Flynn said...

That's a nice limerik furr Jenny. We wish she wuzn't a skeerdy cat cuz then she could find out how good it is to haf a cuddle.

Lux said...

I *love that limerick (beanies and meanies)!!! :)

Jenny's so pretty in that picture.

Chancy, Ernie's Voice & Jake said...

We loves your limerick. Jenny is very sweet looking. It's wonderful that she has such a nice home.

HUGS~ Chancy, Ernie's Voice & Jake

Jan said...

Poor Jenny. Some animals just never recover when they've had a bad experience with humans. We're glad she has a nice home where here strange ways are accepted.

jans funny farm

PS - congrats on the award.

The Devil Dog said...

That is such an amazing story. We are glad that Jenny has a wonderful home, but it is a little sad that she is still so scared of people.
Congrats on your award.

Roxy