I'd like to take a moment to introduce you all to my neighbor. In order to protect her identity, I'll be using the name my bff gave her--- Fergie. Fergie moved in about six years ago and right away, she started coming over to our home.
Fergie possesses an almost dog-like aggressive friendliness. She will lay in the middle of the boardwalk which connects our homes and meow until she gets attention. Sometimes when she hears my or my guy's car pull up, she'll run in our direction while howling, circle around, and then follow us to our door.
And how could you not give her some affection? Just look at that face.
Many days I'll come home to find her sitting in front of our home. Sometimes with her pretty face pressed right into the door. She'll usually roll onto her back and raise her front paws up like she's kneading the sky and then I'll kick her in the face with my steel-toed boot. NO! I'd never! Most of the time I spend about a minute tickling, patting, and gently scratching her. Once in a while she'll come to our door and howl at about 9pm. If I've got company over and if I've been drinking (if..... ha, ha, ha!) I just might pull a Project Runway design challenge on her using things found in a junk drawer. This would be an example.....
That gorgeous gown and bonnet certainly like look they've just come off John Galliano's catwalk, but no.... NO...... it's tissue paper, scotch tape, and some recycled pink ribbon. Suck on that Tim Gunn! Had this been an actual Project Runway challenge, I imagine the judges would have been a little hard on me as my model had some difficulty walking in the gown. I personally thought Fergie could have sold the look a bit better. Here's a close-up glamor shot of my neighbor/ model/ muse.
Does Cat Fancy have a wedding edition, because I think we have a cover shot here! Now before any of you email and say that this is some sort of cat abuse--- let me tell you that as soon as I removed this stunning gown and placed the tissue paper on the floor--- she went and plopped down on top of it and fell asleep. That night when I put her outside, she howled and howled and howled for what seemed like an eternity. There have been other dress up moments but sadly those weren't documented. She keeps coming back for more so I imagine there will be other high fashion moments still to come.
Some of my earliest memories were of putting t-shirts on our family's German Shepherd or of cutting the striped top part off a pair of gym socks and fashioning that into a tube top for my cat. It's a good look, trust me. I even had a wedding for my cats when I was about 10 and made the wedding dress. You long-time readers may remember that posting, however if you're new to site then click here to read all about that silliness.
Thanks for indulging me and my neighbor Fergie. All pictures shot with my iPhone.
P.S. I'm available for cat wedding planning and for iPhone wedding photography as well. :)