Black Cat Appreciation Day…

I don’t imagine that many of you were aware that today is Black Cat Appreciation Day! So today all areas of our website are dedicated to cats, especially black cats. I hope you check out each section.

Now Scott and I do not have any cats… black or any other color. But my friend, Kini who lives in Hawaii, has a beautiful black cat… plus numerous others.

Now the reason she has this particular black cat is because one day I called her and said we had to rescue a feral cat that was living outside Aunt Julie and Uncle Bruce’s home. They couldn’t take her in, but they knew she was too tiny to survive the other feral cats attacking her. She needed a safe location ASAP. 

Since we could not take in a cat, I called my friend, Kini, and begged her to accept another cat into her home. As if she needed one more cat. But I know her heart! It is as big as the world and I knew if I pleaded and explained the situation with enough graphic details, she would capitulate. Which she did!

So late that evening we headed out toward Pearl City, had dinner, my treat as a way of saying thank you for rescuing this little feral kitten. After dinner we headed up the hill to pick up this little black cat. 

Aunt Julie and Uncle Bruce had captured the cat and had it unhappily contained in a box. Though it was very clear that this tiny kitten was not happy with this arrangement, we did need a way to transport it from Pearl City to the Manoa area. 

So as Kini drove, This terrified little kitty kept crying and attempting to find a way out of the box.

In order to make her more comfortable, I started singing the meow song… You know… the one they do during the cat commercial?  

meow meow meow meow  meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow  meow meow meow meow  meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow meow  Meow! Meow! Meow!

She quieted and stopped attempting escapes, the longer I sang. All the way home I sang that meow song over, and over, and over. But, we were able to transport her to her new home with nothing more than a bloody area on her nose from determined escape attempts. 

The nose healed fine and this little feral kitty has turned into a lovely adult black cat. (as you can see by the pictures)

Midnight May

When Kini and I visit on the phone, many times this little kitty, now grown and named Midnight May, (Midnight because she is jet black and May because that’s my middle name) requests that I sing her meow song… And of course I do…

P.S. Today is also World Honeybee Awareness Day! This week, I will be adding tidbits on our wonderful honeybees…

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  1. Karolee Matecki on August 18, 2020 at 4:36 am

    Brien(my youngest son who lives with me) and I love cats and dogs and have had a variety over the years. Our Shih Tsu, Chewee, died after we moved back to CT. We now have only our cats. Our pure white cat (Maverick, but also call him PaPa). He has one yellow eye and the other eye is half yellow/half blue. At the same place we got Maverick we got a black female (Skye O’Malley, or MaMa) who has beautiful shiny black fur with a patch of white on her chest and one on her tummy. Skye’s daughter had two kittens; a little grey with velvet fur and a white patch on her tummy.and a black cat with white patch on his chest and tummy.. We called the Grey one Wolfie and the black one Sheldon , or Shelley. Skye surprised us by having a black cat with shiny black fur and a small white patch on his chest. He was tiny for a long time, so I called him Sprout. He kept growing and is the biggest cat of all of them so we call him Khan. He is the sweetest cat. We were told that Skye was a Bombay and we think that Khan’s father was Brien’s large grey tabby he called Smokey. He crossed over the Rainbow Bridge when we were still living in Florida.

    • Arriving at Tranquility on August 18, 2020 at 12:27 pm

      How blessed you are to have such lovely babies! They sound gorgeous! Wish we could share pictures!

  2. Bob Slavin on August 19, 2020 at 7:49 pm

    Kini does love cats!

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