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by Birgit and Roger Pratcher
Sunday, April 30, 2006
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Inspired by the Texas Tornado's love for cats :-)


Slinky, the incredible baby cat

Born in the wild to a moms regret

Out of all the little kittens that mom had

Slinky is the only one who made the survival list, how sad

Birgitís funniest cat, he was amazing,

to our astonishment even he had persuasion

Milk and Honey Birgit put in a bowl, not too cold

Made slinky meow an approval so bold

We watched him as he matured from a baby kitten

To a handsome tom-cat, oh so smitten

Filled Birgitís heart with Joy,

Just like when she was a baby girl with a toy

She was always happy when Slinky came around

But during our travels we had to leave town

Now Slinkyís faith is out of our hands, thatís tough

But we know he is being taken care of forever

So very well by another animal lover


Roger and Birgit Pratcher

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Reviewed by Kate Clifford 5/8/2006
the hard part about being a traveler is not being able to keep animals with you. Thank you for sharing Slinky with us.
Reviewed by Phyllis Jean Green 5/7/2006
Slinky sounds wonderful. He was happy with you, I know. Had every
reason to be!! Sad you weren't able to keep him. But I'm sure
you found the perfect home. The darling survivor is chasing shadows and cuddling and meowing his way to more milk and honey!
'Pea' <3
Reviewed by Amy Avatar 5/6/2006
So glad to hear that Slinky made the
survival list. Cats do have nine
lives, eh! So much pure essence in this
Amy Ramdass
Reviewed by Regis Auffray 5/5/2006
My daughters (cat lovers) will love this. Thank you. Love and peace,

Reviewed by Karla Dorman, The StormSpinner 4/30/2006
Birgit and Roger,

Awwwwwwwwwwwww...what a beautiful write of a beloved kitty! I enjoyed this one, and I'm sorry for your loss. Another family, I pray, is taking as good of care of Slinky as you provided.

(((HUGS))) and love, Karla.
Reviewed by Karen Lynn Vidra, The Texas Tornado 4/30/2006
Thanks for the dedication; that was so sweet! Purrfection in every way; very well done!

(((HUGS))) and much love, your friend in Tx., Karen Lynn. :D

I had three cats I loved so much: Friday, Cajun, and Ouizer; oh, how I miss my babies....
Reviewed by Kate Burnside 4/30/2006
Was swingin along with this "happy ever after" tail and totally blown away by the unexpected parting... this kinda rocked me almost as much as if darlin Slinky had been my own loss. But due, doubtless, to the headstart in life that your kindness gave him, he must have blessed beyond measure the hearth and home of his new family. And bless you, too, for having the open-handedness to let him go, rather than perhaps to enforce a new lifestyle upon him that he might not have coped with. I am never sure whether we have the pets, or the pets have us... a mutual giving and receiving, I expect! Delightful, thank you. Kate xx
Reviewed by Felix Perry 4/30/2006
Cute you do these pet stories so well.

Reviewed by E T Waldron 4/30/2006
Gorgeous cat and great tribute to him! Glad Birgit had it for awhile. We all have to move on at times from all kinds of relationships. Glad he has a good home.

Reviewed by Ed Matlack 4/30/2006
Damn, I would meow my approval as well if you were to put out a bowl of milk and honey for me...;) Ed
Reviewed by Sherry Heim 4/30/2006
I care for the feral cats in my neighborhood and I adore each of them. It is a difficult and rather sad life, but I do what I can to lighten their burden. It touches my heart everytime I look at them and see their healthy coats and bright shining eyes, knowing that although they will never be tamed nor will they ever trust humans, they have still been given a chance. Your Slinky is a beauty, I can understand how you fell in love with him.
Take care,
Reviewed by Tinka Boukes 4/30/2006
Adorable...I have 6 of them and cannot part with I guess they will!!

Love Tinka
Reviewed by Jerry Bolton (Reader) 4/30/2006
It is sad to have to leave a pet. I will always have my German Shhepherd, Princess in my thoughts. Such a beautiful, intelligent dog.
Reviewed by Peter Paton 4/30/2006
God bless Slinky, and may he live to a ripe, happy old age !
The picture is so endearing...
Love it !
Reviewed by Sandie Angel 4/30/2006
Oh, What a handsome cat Slinky is!!!!! Wow!!!!! I'm glad to know him!!!!!

Wonderful write, Roger!

Sandie May Angel a.k.a. Sandie Angel :o)
Reviewed by Mr. Ed 4/30/2006
Slinky is a gorgeous kitty, and I'm glad to hear another animal lover like yourself took him in.
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