Today marks the 15 Year Anniversary of my pal/ my baby/ closest confidant, P’heper‘s (or “pepper” AKA “Luh Bootie”) Adoption Day. That is a LONG A%$ TIME! I mean, it’s crazy, I still remember that day like it was yesterday.
My mom and myself went to the vet on a whim from our regular Saturday “Let’s Go Bumming Around” regimen (the regular: hit the yard sales, buy something from the fruit caravan, etc)+(yes, I looked it up–it WAS a Saturday). We began browsing the cat cages and stopped at this cage with one mother cat and about 5-6kittens, about eye level.
*pause* cant see.. kinda tearing up a bit–in real life …………………. kk.
We peered in and all the other felines in the cage were in the front meowing–trying to get chose, and there was this one black kitten in the back that wouldn’t say a thing. We laughed like, “Oh, she aint gonna get NO WHERE just sitting in the back like that! HAHAHAHAHAH!” then I said, “Why dont we pick her though?” We had our reservations about having a black cat in the house, but my luck was s%$t anyway. At the time I was in 5th grade in Mrs. Powell’s class and I was about 43 marks deep on my name (1 mark = 50sentences of “I will Not blah blah in Mrs. Powell’s class.”–handwritten), ugh.
Mom and myself spoon fed P’heper til she was old enough to drink on her own, and my older brother terrorized her with the broom and the vacuum cleaner.. Ok, I did too but I stopped after a while. What I will say though is that when I did stop terrorizing her and started protecting her from my tyrant of a brother she began following me around EVERYWHERE. When I mean everywhere, I mean E.V.E.R.Y.W.H.E.R.E. I cant leave the living room to go to the bedroom without her or she’ll follow me. Even now, she’s sitting at my feet as I type!
15 years. People think Im some type of weirdo to be as close as I am to ‘an animal’. I used to get made fun of relentlessly for it (sometimes I still do). I guess they dont understand the connection one could have to another spirit. I mean-I dont blame them though, I feel there’s no way to express true unconditional love.
I guess that’s why the movie King Kong (2005) meant so much to me… *Shrug*
HAPPY ADOPTION DAY P’HEPER..!!! WOOOOOOOOOOOOT!!!