Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted May 22, 2015
I honestly don't remember how I got Magic. I'm a sucker for the underdog and have always had a heart for black cats. Magic had an extra toe on her back feet and when she walked it always sounded like she had high heels on. :) I had her for 8 years. I still miss her. We lived in a 2nd floor apartment and there was a roof she would go out on and lay in the sunshine. I worked 3 to 11pm and if the window was open, when she heard my car pull up in the parking lot in back she would run to the roof and meow at me, following me as I walked around the building. And by the time I got to the front door she would be waiting at the top of the steps for me. She gave 'hugs' and kisses, loved to be held. She'd pat your hand when she wanted to be petted. And, believe it or not, she came when I called her name. Many people think cats are too independent and cannot learn to come when called. I have found the exact opposite. The majority of my cats, and my mothers many strays, have learned to come when called. Even if they were outside. I don't believe in strictly indoor cats. I know in some areas it's a must for their safety, but I just feel it's a cruel existence. When we lived in a busy area we built a 'cat cage' off the back porch so they could lay in the grass, chase bugs, and enjoy the sunshine. I have had many cats over the years. They comfort you so well when you need it, provide entertainment ... those red dots drive them crazy, lol, and I believe they truly give love in return for a caring owner. Magic was a healthy cat up until the end. The last month of her life she became ill with congestive heart failure. In the end there was nothing to do but let her go. Still a sad memory for me. I think cats are, and always will be my favorite pet. They are independent enough that they don't need to be walked. They don't mess up your yard with their 'business', lol, and yet they are comfortable with other pets and people giving immense pleasure and love. They each have their own personality, their own likes and dislikes when it comes to food, how to touch them, what they will or will not tolerate from others, be it feline or human. I would recommend a cat to anyone who needs an animal with a bit of independence, yet desires a pet they can play with occasionally, cuddle with sometimes, and yet be able to go away for a day (leaving ample food and water of course) without worry.