Acquired: Other (stray, given cat by friend etc.)
Posted May 24, 2015
When I first saw my cat Lola, she was in a cage outside with kitty litter stuck between her toes. She was just a cute and curious baby kitten and she was adorable. My husband worked with this man who had gotten her for his son. When his son brought the kitten to his mothers home, she threatened to throw the cat out on the side of the road if someone didn't go pick her up.
So my husband and I went and picked her up and brought her home. We were a little cautious of our dog with her. We weren't sure how he would take to her. He was never fond of cats before. So at night and when we weren't home we would keep her in this big cage that I would make up like a babies crib, complete with toys, food and water. I even had a little litter box in there for her and big comfy blankets. Lola the cat was not having that, she used to throw everything around in her cage while she loudly and obnoxiously meowed. As if she were a child throwing a fit. When we were home and let her run a muck she never had a second thought to run up to my dog and pounce and play with him. My dog grew to love it though. She was a very small kitten and never did get very big.
Now that my spunky tuxedo cat is an adult cat, she still looks like she is in that "teenage kitty stage". I have had other tuxedo cats and have known many people who have owned them, but none of the tuxedo cats I have ever come across have never gotten very big. Lola is an extraordinary cat. She plays fetch with my husband with a straw. That's right, my cat plays fetch. As I go down the stairs to tend to my laundry she will perch above me and swat my hair as I walk down the stairs. Sometimes she will bite and swat me as I try to love her. Lola can sometimes be stubborn as she refuses to drink from her own water bowl. She has to drink from the sink or the dogs dish.
She is quite the spunky little cat. She is a great hunter though. Lola has caught moles, mice and she even some how managed to catch and kill a bat , then hid it behind my sofa. Rodents is one thing that will never be a worry as long as she is around. She truly is one of a kind and I wouldn't trade her or leave her on the side of the road for anything in the world.