by Carmen Tellez
(SE Arizona USA)
It was late August 1976 as we were exiting a large department store, we noticed a young cat that seemed to be searching for his owner. After a few tries my husband called to him & very quickly the young cat responded.
Took him home, placed ads in several places hoping to find his owners, but no one responded.
This young cat was very friendly & quickly adopted my husband and taught us that he was a highly intelligent cat.
He had a liking for taking showers but only with my husband, he knew exactly when Frank was taking a shower, would knock on the door & gently jump on Franks shoulder & stay there for however long the shower was.
If he was outside he would play with the water hose till someone noticed him & turn water hose on for him.
Keke loved to ride in cars or trucks, once inside he would go to a side window & then motion with his paws to lower side front window, wait till my husband would slow down and then carefully walked to the front of the hood, sit & as my husband slowly drove around a shopping center he rode as a king making a grand entrance.
Unfortunately our gorgeous, 22 pounder, green eyed Russian Blue succumbed to kidney failure 10/88. We did everything we could, including a special dialysis. He was part of our loving family.
Even now we still remember his antics such as playing with large inflated balloons, as he had enough, he would puncture the balloon & then wonder what happened to it.
We never had a dull moment with Keke, as mentioned before that he liked cars, if there was a car/truck with an open window Keke would find a way to get in for a long nap not surprisingly scaring the driver out of his wits.
Yes, we like dogs but cats are funnier & more intelligent.
Mrs. Tellez aka keenpetite