Wednesday, October 22, 2008

Xing Lu


Xing Lu means "fortunate jade" and Xing Lu is certainly a fortunate cat. Her present Dad was taking some tree branches out to a dump site way out in the country one day. It's an area set aside for disposing of wood and leaves, kind of like a giant compost pile, I guess. Anyway, on the way, he found a new-looking fabric carrier, like the ones for sodas, by the side of the road and stopped to pick it up and put it in the pickup truck. Once they had unloaded all the branches, the Dad decided to open up the carrier to see why it seemed a bit heavy. Up popped Xing Lu's head, soon followed by the rest of her, so he took her home to join the family. Xing Lu's previous life is pretty much of a mystery, though she had been well cared for. She was well groomed and spayed. She is missing her top left fang, but that was well healed up by the time she was found. Whatever kind of life she led, she loves people and dogs, but doesn't care much for other cats. She is getting better about that, though. She never learned how to play. She likes catnip, but just sniffs and licks catnip toys. She doesn't toss them around or bunnykick them. Rolling balls and feathers on strings don't get any reaction from her at all. She did once get interested in a tinsel wand that Nitro was playing with and joined in for a bit, but that's it. Nitro would love to kitty wrestle with her, but she just yells and runs away. Edmund and Nitro find this yelling and running away amusing and will sometimes chase her all over the house. Xing Lu has her own suite of rooms at night. The Boy used to live in them, but he has moved out and now they are hers. This is where she gets her rest time from Edmund and Nitro. She and Edmund used to really hate each other, but lately they have been caught actually sharing the same chair and even both sitting on Mom at the same time without growling at each other. Xing Lu is quite floofy, but doesn't shed much. This means that she doesn't often get hairballs, but once she had a really impressive one. I can't do the story justice by summarizing it, so you should follow this link for the full story behind the limerick.

                                   Xing Lu once really hurled a hairball.
                                   Everyone gasped as it slid down the wall.
                                                     They stared in awe
                                                     At what they saw
                                   And crowned Xing Lu Queen of the Hurled Hairball.

17 comments:

goldenshade said...

Hee Hee! That was projectile hacking!!!

Parker said...

HaHaHaHaHa!
Good one Karen Jo!

Gandalf and Grayson said...

That was excellent, Karen Jo! hahaha!

Sweet Praline said...

What a great limerick to go along with the story. Good one!

Mickey said...

Queen of the Hurled Hairball, hahahahahaha!!! That was a good one ;)
Purrs Mickey

Dana said...

Great story and limerick! Very sad that she never learned to play. Our Auntie kitty also doesn't know how to play and shows no interest in toys.
~The Creek Cats~

Dennis the Vizsla said...

As long as her head isn't doing a 360 while she's projectile hairballing, everything is fine!

-d ma said...

i would love to see a youtube video of the great hairball incident.

The Devil Dog said...

Oh my, that is quite descriptive. Mom will have to go read the entire story. Thank goodness the dad found her. What a terrible thing someone did, abandoning her.

Roxy

Sunny's Mommy said...

I had to go read the story. Wow! She is the Queen of Hurled Hairball :-D

Evie/VampyVictor said...

Oh how embarrassing for a lady cat!
IT would be super cool for a man cat though.. ;p

V-V

Cats said...

And she looks like a queen too in that photo! Great story and limerick. Xing Lu is very sweet :)

Shadow / Molly said...

OMC's the mom laughed so hard when she read da story behind the limerick!! Well done Xing!! Awesome limerick fer her, Karen Jo.

MaoMao said...

hehehe, what a great limmerick about Xing Lu! And wowie kazowie, that's some amazin hairball hocking!

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Beethoven said...

Wow! I didn't know one could do that! Xing Lu! She's awesome!

Jan's Funny Farm said...

We think Xing Lu deserves an award for hugest hurling hairball arc. She's really good!

Katie and Da Katz said...

What an amazing rescue!! If
The Dad hadn't been out there and thought the bag was good... poor Xing Lu!!

Who knows... maybe her carrier fell off uv somthin... wow... Dats amazing!!

Mazeltov to Kitty Limericks n Karen Jo!!

Katie Kat
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