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That One Day; When Franklin Ran Away…

…yes, you read that correctly. Except I don’t know if I would exactly call it “running away”, as much as he saw his opportunity, and went for it.

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I cannot even begin to describe the sheer terror I felt when I pulled up in front of my home, and saw the door open a couple of inches. I knew before I got out of my vehicle that this was going to be bad.

Benjamin was sitting on the front step, meowing. I told him to get in the house, and he ran inside and just kept meowing. I ran upstairs, and started pulling blankets off beds, calling Franklin.

I already knew. And I started crying.

My youngest left the front door open when she went to school at 8:30 in the morning. We just got new front doors a month ago. I even went out the door and pulled it shut behind me; only to turn around and see it never shut.

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Now; before we defend her…there is a HUGE note on the inside of the door stating, shut the door behind you! make sure it is shut! Lock the door just to be safe! I put this up as soon as I realized the door would not shut on it’s own as we were used to.

She had a house key…and I send her a message every single morning before she leaves for school to lock up, and check the door!

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Fast forward…I have 4 people prowling the neighborhood, I blew up Facebook, printed 100 pictures that my 14 year old put our number on the back, went to the Humane Society to file a lost report…

And I cried.

This day was already 58 degrees here in Michigan at 2:30 pm when I knew he got out; and getting colder.

My 11 year old who left the door opened seemed less than concerned, which burned my ass!

I found him; he had been out for about 6 hours. And the culprit said “At least you found him!” with a nervous laugh…

…and I chewed her a new asshole.

Benjamin is content, because his Franklin made it home.

 

 

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Living with Hairless Cats…

…or as us hairless cat owners say; Nekkid Kitties!.

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It is great fun, and I wouldn’t trade it for anything. But there are some things you need to know.

  1. They act like dogs
  2. They talk. A LOT
  3. They have to be warm
  4. They sleep under the covers with you (next to skin is what they prefer; they climb in my shirts as soon as I sit down after work).
  5. They have to go to the bathroom with you. And be in the same room when you shower.
  6. They need baths
  7. They need sweaters (that is the BEST part)
  8. They are not outdoor cats (pay that much for a cat; see if you let it outside…)
  9. They eat a lot. A LOT.
  10. They stink when they use the litter box (my cats have made us all exit the house on occasion; no joke!)
  11. You need to trim their nails (please do not declaw….would you like someone ripping out your fingernails?)
  12. They are the most loyal, affectionate friend you will ever find.

Sitting on the heater vent. If there is warm air blowing; that is where they are at!

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Help Me Name My Kitten!

So I have about a month before my beautiful hairless ginger boy can come home.

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I am tossing around a few names, but I guess I should let you know my “maybe-sick” sense of humor…

Below is Bare Bottom Benjamin Blu, better known as Benny. Yes; bare bottom due to the lack of hair.

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This little guy is my life, my cannot-sleep-at-night partner, and best confidant.

So, for Mr. Ginger that is coming, I have a couple of ideas…

Rip Van Wrinkles (or wrinkled), and call him Ripper.

I love Sherlock Holmes, so Dr. John Wantsome Fur, and call him Watson.

I also love Harry Potter, but Dobby is not an option. Or any Weasley, unless if you have a good pun for a name!

I am Irish, so anything along that line is welcome.

I am religious, Lutheran, and since Benjamin is a Biblical name, I am certainly looking for something along that line.

Can you name this Nekkid kitty for me?