About 25 yrs. ago, during my single years, I had known a Lady that had a cat like this. The Lady that I knew for just a short time was in a Trade that never let her stay in one place for very long. Usually it was only for about 3 months at a time, and then she was transferred to another place. She was a Nuclear Storage Engineer. She was a very smart girl.
We dated a number of times off and on, until she got the notice that she was being transferred to another Nuclear Power Plant somewhere in Texas. At that time she had no idea what to do with her Tortoise Schell Cat, cause she could not take it with her. With that she asked me if I would like to have, Natasha, until she got settled in her new assignment. I, of course, said I’d watch over her and would send Natasha to her when she was ready.
A few weeks went by until I got a phone call. It was the cat owner, and she asked me if I wanted to keep Natasha, because she could not have any more cats. I told her yes, that I would love the cat. I kept Natasha. Over a $1000.00 cat was just given to me!
I never heard from that Lady again. However, I did have Natasha that I enjoyed having around my apartment. Natasha was a Tortie Schell Persian just about like the one you see above. One exception was that my cat had bright orange eyes, like some do. Natasha was a very “loner” cat. She came to me when she wanted to. Not when you want her too. Not very vocal. Would lay around and sleep most of the time. Other times, play with her many toys. She was no lap cat, that’s for sure. She loved to jump into empty boxes and lay on paper bags.
I had Natasha for just over a year, until I started noticing that something was wrong. Natasha would “cry” and “meow” and it didn’t sound good. I took her to the Vet and got some bad news. Natasha had terminal cancer and it was in-operable. There was no cure for her. I had to put her to sleep! I hated doing that. Did not want to put her down, but had no choice. The Vet took care of the burial.
Since then, and now, I don’t have a pussy cat. Even though I’d just love to have one, again. Just a plain ole’ Tabby would do me just fine, but there are allot of considerations to make. Health Care for the “puddy tat” is getting very expensive. I don’t want to put another one to sleep!
The Picture of a Tortios Schell Persian is NOT my photo.
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