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Back From The Future

How would you like to wake up one morning and find you are actually a year younger than you thought.  Well, someone in this household did.

MP’s sister was down for Easter and Sammy boy was making his presence known and became the topic of conversation.  One item of discussion centred on how much we had spent on cat tucker over the years bearing in mind that there are people starving in the world.  I’m one of those banal people who actually keep a record on MS Money of all our finances and have kept a category for cat expenses.

We got Sammy from MPS when he was a 4 month old kitten which I thought was early 1995 after a six month trip overseas so we presumed he was 16 now.  Upon checking his food bill, I discovered the first entry was made in February 1996 hence the lad is only 15.

No wonder he can still get up and down from here.  The genes must be good as his mother is still around.

By the way, $6262.33.

  1. Steve
    April 26, 2011 at 10:31 am

    Are you sure you didn’t just starve him for the first year?

    Are you kidding! He’d chew my leg off if we didn’t feed him at 5pm.

  2. April 26, 2011 at 6:14 pm

    Do you get a good return on the cat food investment?

    Have a look at the first photo again and tell me if it was a good investment. Certainly not dollar wise.

  3. june in florida
    April 26, 2011 at 9:39 pm

    Worth every penny,still looks like a young lad.

    Like his owner!

  4. April 27, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Just a whisker over a dollar a day.

    Not bad.

    As lord of the manor, he only exacts a measly 5¢ per hour (and the occasional head scratch) from his serfs as tribute for his divine benevolent stewardship.

    As the winter of his years prevail, grant him the dignity to regale in his lofty grandeur as he approaches his doorway to summer.

    What a load of cobblers! You sound like my poet neighbour next door!

  5. AZ
    April 27, 2011 at 3:06 pm

    Can’t say it any better than Paradise Driver! Sammy looks good, he may surprise you and last another 9 or 10 years. I knew a cat that was 24, he was rough lookin’, but he was alive!

    Another 9 to 10 years! That would make him around 180 in human terms. In my minds eye, I’m trying to compare him at that age to what I would look like at 180. Plenty of dribble and incontinence I can assure you.

    • AZ
      April 29, 2011 at 4:32 am

      You just described the 24 year old cat to a “T,” with the addition, of course, of really bad fur. Seems like cat fur follicles lose their sense of direction after age 20 and start growing against the grain it makes for a cat that looks like a pile of rags with tooth.

      Jeez, that’s what I’m like now!

  6. April 28, 2011 at 8:28 pm

    Sammy’s 15 and can still jump that high? I’m impressed!

    Welcome back! Long time no see.

    He tries to avoid jumping by shaking his collar and bell vigorously to summon help in getting down.

  7. April 30, 2011 at 12:27 am

    My old DixieCat lived to be almost 20, and was hale and hearty right up to the end! And the cat next door lived to be 24. In fact when Dixie passed away, she was older than my son was at the time. Good old Sammy, nice to know that he’s in such good shape, you must be giving him high quality cat food..

    Another case of not being able to get rid of the kids! Isn’t there a Catty Middleton out there who could take him off our hands?

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