Ugly cats


Here are my two ugly cats and my regular cat – well regular minus the vision in her right eye.  I guess I don’t really have any “normal” pets.

Ugly cat #2Ugly cat #1

Princess Penelope

I found Princess Penelope many years ago.  She had come out of a storm drain and looked brownish grey.  She was wet and had a very red, irritated eye.  I had another very elderly boston at the time and knew nothing about cats.  Of course, no one was interested in helping this cat and I felt something tugging at my heart.  A little history is important here – my dog, Petey, always liked cats and all cats would do is hiss at him.  I was walking Petey that day and he practically dragged me over to her.  They touched noses for the longest time and I was hooked.  If Petey liked her I liked her.  She had passed the test.

I took her to the vet the following Monday and they explained her eye was ulcerated and there was nothing they could do.  She was un-spayed and had no microchip.  All I could do is advertise she was lost and wait.  I got her a litter box and the relationship began.  As you can see, no one ever claimed Penelope and she became Princess Penelope.  She acts like a princess and walks with her tail in the air because she’s so beautiful, of course.

Her likes are salsa or anything spicy, wheat bread from Subway and playing hide and seek in the shower (when the water is not running).

About 6 years ago I was at my weakest mentally and emotionally.  I was pregnant with Lucy Grace.  I had just lost my beloved boston terrier, Petey, earlier in the year and was ready for another one around the house.  Motherly instincts were flowing, as well as other hormones.  While I wasn’t  throwing up we ended up with two boston terriers. They happen to be brothers and cannot figure out which one is Alpha.  Apparently two male terriers are one of the worst kind of behavior scenarios.  You’ll get no argument from me.  We call them the ugly cats, B-1 and B-2 or Norman and Kevin.  They are a trip.

Do any of you have boston terriers?  I would love to hear your stories of bostons you have or have known.  Boston Terriers really do make good pets so remember Boston Terrier Rescue.   The Humane Society of the United States is also a way to find your local humane society if you would like a pet or know of a pet in trouble.


About lucygracesmom

I am a mom of one 10 year old and stepmother to three wonderful adults; ages 20, 23 and 25. The youngest child is just beginning Fifth grade at Ashland Elementary in the Gifted/Quest program. She enjoys playing violin, archery and everything scientific. Mary Stewart is beginning her last year of medical school at Case Western in Cleveland. She and her fiancé, Franklin, plan to marry next June! Charles Morgan just graduated from the College of Charleston and will be beginning Post-Baccalaureate work next month. Betsy is living the college dream at Ole Miss in Oxford studying Business and the most fun ways to party. She plans to take the LSAT next summer! We are very blessed in the family department. My husband is a lawyer specializing in Intellectual Property, computer and entertainment law. We are in the eighth year since starting our own business, Montague Law PLLC. I have the title Operational Manager which means the administrative end of the business (yuk) and now some new and fun work on the firm's website. We live in Lexington, KY or as many know it – horse country. Everything around here is horse-themed and it is a very beautiful area to live in and raise a family. I have many interests that span art, sciences, education, books, computer science and security and one of my greatest passions is design. One of my favorite blogs is Grace Bonney’s Design Sponge. I like living the simple life, spending time with my family and reading and writing about my interests in my blog. One of my hopes in developing this blog is to share with you the many things I enjoy so that you may enjoy them too. I love sharing cool information with people who appreciate it. I like pinning on Pinterest, keeping track of my high school friends, college friends and family on Facebook and don’t tell anyone, but I sometimes re-shelve books at the library because I enjoy it.

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    • I agree. I like the quirky animals the best. I have been known to stop on the street if I see an animal that is loose. So far I have not had to keep one very long.

      • Same here. I have a German Shepherd from a rescue, and a rat terrier from a rescue. My cats, however, were presents to me, so I don’t really know their history. They were tiny when I got them, so I’m pretty sure there was much history there…lol!

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