Just after Elisha and I were married and back from our honeymoon, we visited her parents house to find it was filled with adorable kittens .... well being the pleasing pushover husband i am, we grabbed one for ourselves.
"What should her name be?" Elisha asked while driving down the bumpy Myakka road. "Hmm" I thought "what about ... Kitty Face?" ... " YEAH!! THAT'S PERFECT" she seemed to squeal.
And from that day on it was kitty heaven .... really? ... kitty heaven ..... Heck NO! She was terrible!Consistently for a year and a half she Pee'd on ever sheet we owned tore up ever inch of carpet separating the kitchen from the hallways, it seemed every week she was in heat, When 10:00PM hit .. it was as if she became a wild animal hell bent on running upside down on our couch and jumping up and over and around as fast as she could and even ... throwing up/pooping/ peeing in our laundry. This behavior, built up in me an annoyance for this cat ... to the point where everyday i would walk in and lovingly say .. "hello stupid cat" ... "heeyyy stupid" ... "well good afternoon stupid" ... and thus .. the name change ... from "Kitty Face" to " Stupid" (later shortened to Stu)
After many conversations about Cat behavior/anxiety it came to our attention she was stressed out and partially because she was in constant heat. SO! We got her fixed ... and it was as if God himself had pity on us, she has been redeemed!!! No longer plagued by the demonic rampages of her youth, she has seen the light ... and ... is no longer crazy and stupid ... i started falling in love with this stupid cat (I'm not a cat person if you couldn't tell)
Wouldn't you know it, in just a few months after her operation ... I'd fallen for this lovable, loving, caring, cuddling, hungry, hilarious cat ... but her name .. was still stupid. *DING-DONG* .. it was the Apartment maintenance man, "Hey uh .. just coming to check on the .... hmm y'all have a cat" (i guess we didn't catch the pet fee) ... couple days later we're hit with the notice of the "Pet Fee" .. $250.00 plus a monthly fee ... totally worth it for Stupid IF we weren't moving in Sept.
After much deliberation, prayer, contemplation, begging, crying and yes even sniffling .... we ........... are giving ...............Stupid ...................... away until we move!!! Our newly beloved cat Stupid, is staying back where she was taken from ... the bumpy Mayakka road as all so unnerving as my wife and I drove our some what of a very furry and rambunctious child to her new home. Tossing memories back and forth, "Remember that time she got caught in the fly paper?" to "Remember when she used to sneak into our room in the morning and tear our feet to pieces" :.( *SIGH* ... what a somber evening that was .... and an even more unsettling morning ... when as we leave to go about our day ...... there is no "WATCH OUT FOR THE CAT!!" or ... " HONEY WHERES THE LASER POINTER, THE CAT WON'T GET OUT OF OUR BEDROOM!" .... just ...... silence .......... and the faint view of her white and black cat hair strewn about our maroon rug ......
If you have a loved one ... that you can't stand to be around, talk to, live with, or just plain want to kill ....... just get them neutered or spayed, that's what we did ... and i fell in love with Stupid