Monday, September 15, 2008


Ginger has been blogging a long time, since December 2004. She lives with her Mom and Dad and two sisters, Shy and Quest (and maybe Q2 now), in Portland, Oregon. She originally lived with a friend of her present Mom, but that friend had to give her up and asked if her present Mom knew anyone who would like a nice cat. There was a neighbor who had said repeatedly that he wanted a cat and Ginger went to live with him. However, he was not a nice cat parent. He left Ginger outside all the time and didn't feed her or give her water very often at all. Ginger used to go next door to her present Mom's place often and beg for attention. Her present Mom gave her a box with warm bedding and food and water, but didn't bring her in because she wasn't sure how Shy and Quest would take to a new cat. When the weather got cold, Ginger's Mom took pity on her and brought her inside to live with her forever. That was the start of winter 1999. The neighbor never said a word about it. Shy and Quest didn't like the new kitty much, at first, but soon got used to her. Ginger has decided that her Mom is the best human in the whole wide world and likes nothing better than to sit in Mom's lap. Ginger also really enjoys watching out the screen door and the windows. She alerts her Mom to when the racoons show up to eat the food that her Mom puts out for stray kitties. Her Mom has a Super Soaker and knows how to use it. Ginger is really good at persuading her Mom to share some of whatever she is eating at dinner time. Ginger's favorite treat is maguro, which she gets in a special dish. She is one of the very few kitties I have ever met who actually likes wearing her collar. Whenever it comes off, Ginger hooks it with her claw and takes it to her Mom, who puts it back on.

                                   Ginger likes to wear her collar.
                                   When it comes off, she doesn't holler.
                                              She hooks it with her claw
                                              And takes it to Maw,
                                    Who quickly replaces Ginger's collar.


MoMo said...

OMC, Ginger actually LIKES her collar????? I hate mine!

Anonymous said...

We loved hearing more about Ginger! That is funny about her collar. We both have collars, but we do not enjoy them too much. We always manage to get them off.

Cats said...

How interesting that Ginger likes her collar ~ She is a sweet kitty :)

Ginger said...

Wow!!! I love the limerick!! *head-butts monitor* Thank you so much for that!! :D

Yeah, I dunno why I like my collar so much but I sure is nekkid without it. Q2 doesn't seem to mind her new collar either.

Shadow / Molly said...

We is happy that Ginger did not stay with the bad cat parent. He doesnt sound like a bean that knows much bout us kittys!

Eduardo said...

Ginger is a very nice cat! I love my collar. Mommy puts it on me & says, "Who is that handsome boy?" Like she doesn't already know! Crazy Lady!!!
Hugs & Snugs
Eduardo the Snuggle Puggle

The Devil Dog said...

What a grat limerick. What an amazing story. Can someone whack that neighbor upside the head, though. Mom says he ia a densepot!


Mickey said...

That is a cute limmerick for a cute cat!!!! I am so happy Ginger finally got the right home:)
Purrs Mickey

Lux said...

I'm so glad everything worked out well for Ginger!

Chairman Mao said...

Ginger sounds like a great kitty! And that's cute she likes wearin collars. Me and Marilyn like collars fine, too! And what a cute limmerick you wroted fur Ginger.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Cats~Goats~Quotes said...

Ginger is a lucky girl, and pretty, too!! I like the limerick you wrote for her.
~ Anna Sue

Anita said...

Read you is always a delight. Thanks for your words.