BULLIES come in all ages

BULLIES come in all ages
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Surround yourself with positive people,
energy, and situations;
always avoid negativity.


Life is too short to wake up with regrets.
So, love the people who treat you right.

Forgive, and then forget about the ones who don't.

Monday, February 15, 2010

Monday's Memory-Cosmo Kitty

On a cold, January day in 1993, a beautiful yellow cat showed up on our front porch.
He was wearing a collar and appeared well fed.
I called all my neighbors, asking if they had lost a cat. No luck!
I put up "FOUND CAT" signs, called the radio station, local vet and shelter to see if anyone had reported a missing cat. Nope!
I didn't want to become attached to this pretty kitty as I knew he must be someone's pet.
After he had been with us a couple of weeks, I decided I had given it my best effort, and he was now my kitty.
That evening we were watching the episode of Seinfeld when Kramer's name (Cosmo) was disclosed.
Cosmo Kitty had his name and a new home!
He crossed the Bridge after sharing his love with us 13 years.

Happy Trails,


Amber and Nala said...

Cosmo Kitty certainly was beautiful! Glad he found you...he was one lucky kitty. :)


Khyra The Siberian Husky And Sometimes Her Mom said...

He looks khute and yummy!

Thank woo fur sharing his story and memory with us!

We hope woo had a furry nice Valentine's Day!


Gizzy's Mom said...

Cosmo looks a lot like my boy Quiche. I brought him home from work with me one day and he brightened my life for 19 years.

Stella, Gunther and Betty said...

K~ He's absolutely beautiful. Some of my fondest memories of past pets are of a chubby orange and white tabby. He was larger than life and reminds me so much of your Cosmo. Thanks for sharing him with us.


Kari in WeHo said...

I am sorry for your loss. It looks like we was a fated member of the family

Ina in Alaska said...

Cosmo Kitty was a beautiful boy!! Your story reminds me of my sister's late all white shepherd, Rex. Rex wandered into Susan's yard many years ago, she did the same as you for CK but no one claimed him so she kept him for the rest of his lovely life. She ultimately thinks someone dumped Rex, but he found a forever happy home. She misses him to this day. They had an in-ground pool and Rex did not like people in it!! He would run around the pool and fret until the pool was empty. Funny habit, it was... Thanks for the happy memory, Kit... xoxo

Suka said...

What a cute Cosmo kitty, and fun name! He looks like lots of fun, and the photos of him are so sweet! Such a cute face! Thanks for sharing your memories, and photos, of him. It's a great tribute to him, and how lucky that you found each other.


Jacks, Narra, Tuchuck, and Rousseau said...

That's a great story and a wonderful memory. You were very generous to share your home with a cat. (We can't say the same for ourselves...)

Hope you had a great Valentine's Day!


Bobby said...

Well he was a lucky cat to find you,
it is funny no body claimed him.
Whatever the reason he chose you.

kks said...

what a great story and a very handsome kitty!!

Toby- The dog with a blog said...

He's beautiful!
And looks like a great friend:)

Madi and Mom said...

Oh Ms. K thank you for sharing the beautiful pictures of Cosmo Kitty. Absolutely precious. His color reminds me of the colors of a delicious Dream Sicile....(spelling)
orange sherbet mixed with vanilla ice cream
Madi and Mom

Anonymous said...

I think Cosmo Kitty chose you! A truly beautiful cat! I know he brought you joy and vice versa. SH

Frankie Furter said...

What a nice long "visit" Cosmo had with you. That is a wonderful story. I'm just sayin'.

KB said...

It sounds like Cosmo was meant to find you all. People ask us if we're thinking of getting a third dog after our yellow crossed in May. We both feel that we're waiting to see if a dog appears who needs us... because that's what happened with our yellow lab, and it was wonderful!

Remington said...

Cosmo Kitty is beautiful! He was lucky to have found such a great friend with you and that you enjoyed your friendship for 13 years! Beautiful! Thanks for sharing.

Anonymous said...

Sweet story about a sweet cat. I once had a manx named Stubby. He is long gone, but he still holds a spot in my heart. He was so affcetionate and loved to be stroked and petted and would give love in return.


Anonymous said...

Sweet story about a sweet kitty.
I have loved animals all my life and two special cats have a place in my heart.


Mimi and CC Cabana said...

I love the name! Maybe he had the same physical humor as his namesake? Great photos in the collage.

Chester said...

Cosmo knew a great home when he saw one. He was a very handsome boy.

I wish a stray 4 legger would show up at my doorstep so Dad couldn't say no to me havin' a brother or sister.

Woofs and slobbers,
Chester ;0=)

Alex93andme said...

Cosmo kitty sure was beautiful! He knew a great home when he saw one! Thirteen good years and I bet he was spoiled like all good kitties!! Love, Debbie and Holly

Dory and the Mama said...

What a wonderful story! Thank you so much for sharing Cosmo with us!


JackDaddy said...

Some things are just meant to be!!

animal lover, quilt lover said...

Cosmo kitty was really pretty!!! Happy just showed up one day too.
In my experience some one just moved and left a kitty or the kitty doesn't like something at home and says I can do better!!!!
I have gotten many kitties that way!!!
Kiss the kids, Bambi & Fern

JackDaddy said...

Re: Jack and Remington

Shhh, you'll spoil the surprise! :)

Sam said...

I'm sorry to hear about your loss. You gave him his best years - a home and lots of love!


Farley's Mom said...

Cosmo was obviously a genius, to make his way to your home :)

Olive said...

Aww thanks for sharing those pictures. Cosmo Kitty was a beautiful cat...

Have a wonderful week :)

Licks from me!


Twinkietinydog said...

Cosmo Kitty was homeless for a minute :) What a lovely story. Good thing you practice your self restraint and didn't become attached, for thirteen years. All our humans are wonderful. You and Cosmo were lucky to have each other for so long.

dewdana said...

Beautiful Kitty! You were very lucky that he picked you ;-) It is such a mystery to me when well cared for pets end up in this situation. Thank goodness for microchips (not sure they had them back then though!)
Anyway, thanks for sharing. That is a great name too.

KT and Lady said...

What a great, great story. 13 years after she chose your family.....wow. A good luck charm for sure.

The OP Pack said...

Cute Cosmo - thanks for another sweet Monday Memory - we missed ours this week with our silly posts. Such a wonderful thing you did to open your door and your heart to Cosmo.

Woos, Phantom and Thunder