Friday, January 11, 2008

Lord Derbyshire


As a lady by the name of Miss Sasha was on her way home a few days ago, we spotted each other and I went up to her. I don't particularly like living on the streets and she seemed like someone who liked cats. So I went up to her and started miaowing a lot. She tried to walk away from me but I continued to follow her. My instinct told me is I persisted long enough I would find a home.

I was right. She thinks everything I do is cute. I think it's cute that she let me into her house compound. I wasn't very happy when she put me in a cage for the night, but she gave me some food and water and told me I would be safer in the cage. She didn't want me running around the house cause she hadn't figured out how to tell her parents about my presence yet.

She thought no one would notice me out in the cage in the dark of the night. Unfortunately, Sasha's father saw me. I think she got into big trouble after that.

The next morning, Sasha came to check on me and gave me more food and water. She sat with me for a while and I just looked at her and followed her wherever she walked. After awhile, she sat next to me and I think she was going to cry. Then she said to me,

"Listen my little one, I'm in really big trouble for letting you in here. My dad wants me to send you away but I really don't want to. But if you want to stay, you have to figure things out for yourself ok. My mum is going to get so mad and me and you haven't even met the other big cats on this house. Schizo is the mafia boss, she could make life a living hell for you, Joberg and Tippex won't be too hard on you but you're going to get hissed and growled at for a while til they get used to you being around. I'll put a little ribbon with a bell on it around your neck so people know someone cares about you, but you really need to figure things out for yourself. You think you can do that?"

I just looked at her and kept miaowing. She seems to think it's cute when I do that. So she put the little bell on me and went to 'work'. Humans seem to use that word a lot.... 'work'... I wonder what that is..

Anyway, I just hung around the house all day and didn't go very far. I hid under a tree when Sasha's mum came home but then suddenly it started raining so I had to find other shelter. I ran to the car porch. And that's when Sasha's mum saw me....

"Sasha! Is there something you want to tell me??!!!" she asks loudly... Oh no.. I hope Sasha doesn't get into too much trouble...

"I don't know, Mum... He's a little stray that seems to like it here...." Sasha replies softly...

"He's not that cute, but still kind of cute" Sasha's Mum says...

Sasha picked me up and whispers to me, "wow! that was a miracle! She's not angry! I don't know what you did but it worked!"

The next day, Sasha took me to the vet for some medicine and a bath. I looked and felt so much better after that.

Schizo is really angry about me moving in. She has gone on a hunger strike and refuses to walk into the kitchen if I'm there. She demands to be allowed into one of the bedrooms and sleeps on one of the beds. She has some serious attitude! Joberg and Tippex just hiss and growl a lot, but other than that, they seem to be ok.

I was still being called 'the little one' or the kitten when Sasha's mum suggested that I get a proper name. A few names were suggested but everyone seemed to like the name Lord Derbyshire (pronounced Dar-be-sher) which was suggested by Sasha's sister. She even checked online and discovered that I am the only Lord Derbyshire in the world. There is a Lord Derby, but no Derbyshire.

Personally, I don't mind what I'm called as long as I get food, water and a cushion to sleep on.

I hope Schizo, Joberg and Tippex can accept me eventually. It's no fun having to sit in one corner while they are around.

Other than that, life around here is pretty good...

Yours Sincerely,
Lord Derbyshire

13 comments:

Malaywood said...

youre cute! youre cute! =)
what a heart-drop story, you have, lord debryshire.

ill pray for you.take care.

Anonymous said...

Dear Lord Derbyshire,

Jaga perangai and make sure pose your cutest face to Miss Sasha's 'garang'est dad..

Regards,

Cheshire Cat

kayrules said...

the cat is cool...
only that sasha...

kena bagi dia mandi...
clean up dia...
mesti pastu cantiknya..

Serena said...

Haha, comel!!! the bintik hitam around its nose is cute!

meooowww.... I'm a cat lover too..

passing by said...

very nice entry.and that was so kind of u:)

cats do pray for their masters. lord derbyshire is sure gonna do just that.

- a A r i E l - said...

gosh,what a wonderful story from u, Lord Derbyshire....i hope the other cats can accept u especially Schizo.
^_^

ser said...

sasha this entry is damn cute!

elynagriffin said...

such a cute name.being a cat lover myself, i know how it feels like founding a stray cat.do u hav vet coming to ur place? lemme know if u need the number.

darling8tabby said...

so cute! macam hitler pun ada! heheh

Zara Rosenthal said...

OMG..totally loved ur story and the cat pic..^_^

shay said...

i'm not really a cat lover...but this cat is soo adorable...macam ada misai charlie chaplin...chomel!

i like your write up on this one...funny!

marsha said...

alamak.. so cute! mcm ada misai.. heheh

Felicia F. Ramzi said...

kecik cotet je dia..hehehe..sungguh comel..that look, so innocent..lucky Lord Derbyshire found you Sasha!