Saturday, June 4, 2011

It's Not Vinny, but...

Finally, everything is green and leafed out from all the rain. There's actually something to see when I look out into the garden, a few squirrels and birds..



This week, though, I had the shock of my life.

A cat!

Right by the birdbath!



There he was! In the exact spot where Vinny used to sit and stare back at me. Could it be him but in new fur?



We stared at each other for awhile, saying a lot with our eyes. I gave him a happy smile that I was surprised and delighted by his visit. He "told" me he'll be coming by more often now that he knows I'm here. I said I would try to get outside when I could.



I looked away for a minute and when I looked back, he was gone.

Where did he go? I felt tears and turned away from the window. I'll have to keep my paws crossed that he returns. Or, maybe, it's a she? Oopsie, I was so furlustered and excited, I forgot to ask.

--Tom

15 comments:

Marg said...

He/she is very pretty. We sure hope that kitty comes back to visit. He/she looks like a nice cat. Take care and have a wonderful week end.

Hannah and Lucy said...

We hope that kitty comes back to see you again Tom - he/she looked a very gentle kitty and we hope you become good furrends.
Luv Hannah and Lucy xx xx

Mariodacat said...

he he- you might have a lady call - maybe she's sweet on you too.

Brian said...

Vinny may be sending you a message, or it might be Vinny. The same thing happened here, Sister Sascha has the spirit and soul of one who was here before!

Gattina said...

You should have looked better not ask, lol !
and don't fight when you are outside ! With cats I never know !

Fuzzy Tales said...

We certainly hope s/he comes back! Actually we hope s/he has a home and isn't abandoned. And if s/he is, well, we'll wait to see what happens!

Fisher and Staff said...

What a beautiful story! I think it must be Vinny but could possibly be known as Vanessa by now. We do have 9 lives. Such an exciting event got a joyful tear out of my eye, too.

Sparkle the Designer Cat said...

Your visitor looks like a very nice kitty!

Interestingly, my word verification today is "wings."

Mr Puddy said...

Father Tom, If you ask your human to leave some food bowl out there, He will return to you again and again till you get sick of him !

The Island Cats said...

Wow, you have a new furiend! What fun!!

sagechronicles said...

That was really special to see a new furiend right where Vinny used to sit. We hope she/he comes back to visit soon!

Father Tom said...

You all had some great comments and suggestions. I think we'll leave some food out for him (although I'll tell him to just help himself to a couple of voles) and maybe he'll be a regular visitor.

Or, maybe "she." Fisher, I like Vanessa. I hope to find out more about my new friend.

Hugs & nosetaps to you all,
Tom

Tamago said...

Oh he (or she) is mysterious! I hope he(she) will come back soon and have eye conversations with you!

Admiral Hestorb said...

I hope your lovely visitor comes back and how sweet that you smiled, Tom. I can't wait to hear more.
xoxo

meowmeowmans said...

Hi Tom. This is such exciting news! We hope your new friend comes back soon -- and often. Please keep us posted! :)