Tribute to Dave
Jan. 11, 2010 1:43 pm
Updated: Jan. 23, 2010 9:01 am
Dave is not just an ordinary black cat! First off, she picked me, I didn't pick her! I've never been partial to black cats before, I like Siamese and orange cats. But a co-worker, over 5 years ago, brought Dave to the office to give to someone else who decided he didn't want a female cat, so I was asked if I would take her. I really didn't want to, I already had a calico cat from another co-worker and just wanted to pick out my own cat! But Dave kept crawling across my desk and finally I opened up a drawer and she crawled in and curled up and took a catnap. I said OK! So I brought her home and OMG was she just a tiny little barn cat, literally! I thought the other cat would pick on her. I took her home on my lunch break, walked in, set her on the loveseat next to the calico cat and Dave literally flew straight up in the air, like a fuzzy little black ball that looked like it got shocked and let out this gawdawful yowl that I felt clear to my toenails. I thought, WOW! You'll be fine. The calico cat was looking at me as if to ask, "What the he!! is THAT!?!" Well, THAT is Dave. I named her after my brother. Me and Dave have been together through thick and thin...weirdo ex-boyfriends, ridiculous friends who we later found out were on drugs, roommates, dogs, moving, getting spayed, shots, getting hit by a car and fracturing her pelvis, pins in her pelvis...oh, lord, that list could go on & on! But Dave is still here and plugging away every day and still rules the roost in this RV! We've all had to adjust with this thing...before, at the house, she could come and go at will...here, well...not so much. Dave has a thing for snakes, and I don't share that feeling with her at all. If there is one within a mile radius, it seems like that cat just adjusts her snake radar and she will find it and carry it around and usually that means trying to bring home her catch to show mom & dad. Now, mom is really not into having a heart attack or anything like that, so Dave only goes out on her leash sporting her hot pink harness! And Dave is very nocturnal...not so bad at the house, but she likes to bat stuff around on the floor, a rock that was brought in, a pen off the table, my car keys...it doesn't matter, if it moves and makes a sound, Dave will bat it. Dave is sorta weird for a cat, too..she does not like human scraps, except for turkey. She'll go nuts for turkey. Tuna, she sniffs and walks away, turkey, she turns into a little carnivore. Dave tells us she happy by doing what I call "a run-by snotting". She'll walk by and just wipe her cold slimy little nose across any exposed body part! Nothing says I Love You like cat snot! But we love our little Dave!
Dave--the ultimate nosy neighbor, at our old house spying on the neighbors
Super Dave the Girl Cat and her hot pink harness
Super Dave the Girl Cat thinking she's all that!
Super Dave the Girl Cat