Friday, July 11, 2008

Striper Shares About Some Fun With Harry

Hi, I'm Striper. I am a "ghost" writer on this blog. I want to share with you about what fun I had with Harry. He was a very nice old man who let me climb all over him! I loved Harry very much. I lived outside and found his porch one day. Many other cats were there too, but sometimes, I could find a time when I would go when they weren't around. In the picture, I am sitting on top of the Kitty Motel that Harry made for us stray cats.

Harry put food and water out for us every day. His daughter, Karen, would visit him every morning before work and on the weekend so I got to know her too. She always liked petting me. I was very surprised that one day, Harry let me come into his house. Blackie and Timi already lived on the main level with him and didn't really like the idea of sharing their territory with me. Softie and Sweet Thing lived upstairs and they didn't even let me come in with them at all! I sought out my own territory in the basement.

I would climb on Karen sometimes, but I liked climbing on Harry better--he had a nice big back that he let me ride on! He would dance in front of the mirror with me on his back--what fun! One day, Karen came over and wanted to get my picture riding on his back, but I just wasn't in the mood that day.

The basement had a lot of cool hiding places. Karen brought me a toy for Christmas that she put under the desk that I laid on top of all the time. I remember making Harry and Karen and (even her husband) laugh when I bat that ball around the circle. No matter how hard I hit it, I couldn't get it out! I loved walking on top of Harry's workbench too. He had all kinds of stuff on it. I liked hiding in the clothes chute and when I got sick, I went up on top of the suspended ceiling tiles. I was up there for several days and Harry couldn't reach me to get me down. I finally came down on my own. He brought me tuna treats to entice me down, but I was too sick to enjoy it.

One of my favorite things Harry did was give me catnip. It made me so crazzzzy!


Jazmin said...

What a great remembrance! Thanks for sharing!

Karen Zemek, author of "My Funny Dad, Harry" said...

I wrote about almost all his cats in the book I wrote, "My Funny Dad, Harry" available on Amazon and Barnes & Noble.

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