Our Vagabond Kitty

by Barbara Krumpe
(Lake Lure, NC, USA)



About six weeks ago I found a cat sitting on the hood of my car which was parked in the driveway of our log home in the woods of Western North Carolina. She jumped down, ran into the woods for a minute and then inched her way back to me while meowing all the time. She then began to do figure eights around my legs. I reached down and realized that she was very thin. When my husband saw her, he went into the house and came out with a small bowl of our dog's fish and potato kibble (He has allergies.) She devoured it immediately.

We then gave her some water. As might be expected, she was waiting for us on the front porch the next morning.

I was taken by her friendliness and the fact that I had never seen a solid dark brown cat. We have raised Old English Sheepdogs for over thirty years, but we have never owned a cat. We live up on a small ridge well off the beaten path; so, I have no idea how she got to our home. We have some vacation rental homes in our subdivision, but there were no inquiries about a missing brown cat. After about five days I took her to the vet to have her spayed and found that she had already been spayed. We named her Pebbles to go along with our one remaining sheepdog named Bam Bam.

Shortly after she arrived our six grandchildren came to visit for a week along with their parents, and Pebbles was not phased one bit by all the commotion. She loves to be brushed and constantly kneads with her front paws when being held. I decided to do a little research on the computer and came across your website as well as some others on Tiffany/Chantilly cats. I was shocked when I read the description and behaviors of this rare breed. Our little vagabond kitty matched it perfectly.


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Aug 04, 2009
What a beautiful cat
by: Isabelle Brettenny

What a lovely, lovely cat. I went on a company conference this past weekend up the West Coat of South Africa, about 125km from where I live in Cape Town. The resort we stayed at is called Club Mykonos. There are so many cats that just live at the resort and the visitors feed them. They look quite hungry, but are constantly sitting on the guests balconies waiting for food. Luckily we had about 1.5 litres of milk left over so we poured it into a bowl and a mother with about 5 young kittens came and enjoyed it on our balcony. It is so good to know that people all over the world have a heart for animals...

Jul 31, 2009
by: kathy

i find it amazing how some cats just seem to find the right people for them. I believe in my heart that some cats hold magical or mystical powers. Maybe i'm crazy but my cat has shown this to be true like the familiars of old times. He has lead me through some dreams and even shown me into other peoples dreams. When i wake up he is usually touching my face or my head.

Jul 30, 2009
Lovely story
by: Ruth aka Kattaddorra

What a lovely story ! Your kindness taking in Pebbles has made my day very happy as I work on line fighting animal abuse every day and it gets very depressing.

She is a beautiful cat !I hope you have many happy years with her.

Jul 29, 2009
Heart Warming
by: Michael

Love your story as it is very heartwarming. In fact I always love the stories (and there a quite a lot of them on this site - see feral cats) when a person takes up the responsibility to give a home to a lost cat. Thanks very much for taking the time to share. And Pebbles looks great. Looks like you got yourselves a rare cat!

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