Wednesday, February 13, 2008

Sally


Sally's favorite place to nap is on newspaper on top of the trackball.  She is the smallest cat at Forty Paws, weighing in at only eight pounds, which is about half the size of the other cats.  She holds her own quite nicely, though.  She loves to wrestle with her brothers, Obi, Reno and Smokey.  If she feels that they are getting too rough, she screams at the top of her voice, poufs out her tail and runs away.  One of Sally's nicknames is Sergeant Sally, because she loves to patrol the house and the cat enclosure and give reports on what she finds by howling very loudly.  This doesn't make her too popular with Maw and Paw at 5:00 am, but it's her job and she takes it very seriously.  Sally is quite a hunter and she often brings in crickets or small lizards that she finds in the enclosure.  She often has trouble keeping her prey from the other cats, as everycat wants to see what she has caught.  Sally's right eye is slightly scarred from Feline Herpes 1, which she got from her feral mother.  She spent her first nine months in a cage in the crazy cat woman's garage, until Maw managed to rescue her, along with her brothers.  It doesn't bother her too much, but Maw has to clean the black gunk from her eye almost every day.  Sally tries to clean her eye herself, by rubbing it on all the furniture legs and the corners of the walls, leaving little black streaks everywhere for Maw to clean.  Sally likes to practice pouncing by leaping straight up in the air and coming down on nothing at all.  When Sally hears a car being driven into the garage, she cries at the garage door to be let into the garage, so she can take a nap on the warm hood of the car. Sally loves to go out into the enclosure through the cat flap, but instead of just letting the flap swing shut behind her, she lets it close gently on her tail, so it doesn't make any noise.  Maw is very grateful for this.

                             Sergeant Sally is on patrol.
                             Through the house and enclosure she will stroll.
                                             She lets out a howl
                                             And a very loud yowl
                             To let everyone know she is on patrol.

26 comments:

Parker said...

Sally is a very smart kitty! We love her brother Dorf too!
Your limerick today made Mommy smile!

Gandalf & Grayson said...

Sally is a cutie! She is very clever, Newspaper is a perfect camouflage for her.

Ariel said...

Awww sally is a cutie great Limerick.

Mickey said...

Sally is so cute and only 8 lbs!
She has a pretty face too :)
264 limmericks!!!!!! Awesome!!
Here's to many more years and limmericks!
Purrs Mickey

Forty Paws said...

Oh tank u tank u tank u Karen Jo! This ist a furry grate limerick fur Sgt. Sally. Yup, she's a howler monkey. Yup, dat she is.

Paw sez he's gonna start howlin' at her wen she ist asleep to see how she likes it.

Luf, Us

Kavan said...

Ah, that was a very sweet limerick for Sally!

Kavan

Diamond Emerald-Eyes said...

Patroling the house and grounds is VERY serious work. I'm glad to see that Sally is on the job!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Yeah Sally!

Tiger Lily said...

Sally sounds like a cat we would like to know!

The Furry Fighter said...

Hi Karen Jo!
Sally sounds so adorable, like Meowmie's old cat who has now passed, she was called Weeble. She liked car bonnetts too!
Congrats on your award too! x

Daisy said...

I think everycat is safe when Sergeant Sally is on the job!

Tybalt said...

Sally is a great kitty!

Camie's Kitties said...

Another great limerick Karen Jo. We love the detail you put into your research.

Tiki, Tavi, Cody and Camie

snowforest said...

Sally is very cute ~ aren't the beans at Forty Paws wonderful to provide furrever home to so many kitties!

Chairman Mao said...

Sally's an adorabble kitty! And I love yur limmerick fur her. It's purfeckt!

Thankies so much fur readin Momma's story and fur your sweet words! You maded Momma grin from ear to ear.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Marilyn MonREOW said...

Awwww, Sally is precious, and so is your limerick for her!

Purrs and snuggles from Marilyn!

The Devil Dog said...

Sally is very funny. I do not think I would like to mess with her. We are glad she patrols the house so well. I imagine that she and Daisy would be quite a pair of lizard hunters.

Roxy

Eric and Flynn said...

That's a great limerik furr Sally. She duz a furry impawtunt job and makes a great Sargeant

-d ma said...

Sounds like Ms. Sally has lots of personality.

Lux said...

Sally sounds silly, and like she's a lot of fun! :)

Rascal said...

Sounds like Sally had a rough start in life. I'm glad she looks happy and content now.

michico*Adan said...

I think Sally is very cute, I am very glad she has a warm family now!

Sunny's Mommy said...

Happy Valentine's Day!

Ginger said...

Oh, so sweet!

Tiger Lily said...

Happy Valentine's Day Karen Jo!

Jemima, Zeke, Sushi, Tiger Lily and Ruckus

Dragonheart & Merlin said...

Fabulous limerick for Sally!

Happy Valentine's Day!