Nicky is my 10 year old Calico. Nicky was dropped off, thrown out, by someone who didn't want her. She was just thrown out of a car and left. I found her hiding at my Grandma's house, and my nephew told me that he thought she had rabies because she had hissed at him. She was just scared, cold, and hungry. My Mom thought she was the ugliest cat that she had ever seen, but I saw something different.
I lived 200 yards from my Grandma's and I got Nicky to come to me by giving her some food, and then she followed me home. My Nicky may have a few years on her, but she still likes to wrestle with my other cat Jessie sometimes. They hide behind the couch or a table and jump out at each other. They roll around and sometimes Jessie, who is younger, doesn't know when to quit. Nicky gets tired and a little frustrated at her. There is some jealousy between them and the two dogs.
Nicky was the first of my animals, so I try to give her a little extra attention because of her age. I have had visitors at my home say that it sounds as if she can talk and when she wants something, she will certainly tell you. She has a scratcher on the front door with a ball on the bottom, and she uses it as a knocker to tell you when she wants out.
When she wants back in (my windows are low) she looks in the window from the front porch. She meows and uses her paws to make a sound on the window, so that you will know that it is her. When the water bowl is out, she will sit by it and meow until you notice her. She is one beautiful, smart kitty cat.
What a sweetie both you and Nicky are!
My Mother always said that a calico was the best cat and Nicky is a real beauty. Bless you for taking her in and giving her a loving home.
She's such a beautiful cat, I had one that looks exactly like her and I was told she was a tortoiseshell or "tortie", anyway, she's absolutely beautiful and I miss my baby!
Isn't my baby beautiful. She is a great mouser too. She always brings her catches to the porch for us to see. She is what you would call a one person cat. She is very leery of other people but she loves me and runs to me when in doubt or fear. She is a beautiful, wonderful, & intelligent cat.
When I was a child and we all lived on a farm, my father would have several cats living in the barn always. They were all torties and female. He said they were the smartest cat found anywhere, and were the best mousers, which was very important. They had all the fresh milk they could drink, and catnip grew wild in the fields. I guess they enjoyed the mice but my mother thought it was just terrible for them to be eating mice and would send me down to the barn with a bowl of cooked chicken or beef all chopped up with gravy on it. That too was eaten, and the plate would be as clean as a whistle.
I knew when kittens were due to appear, and would spend days hunting them. I never "found" them until the mama cat was ready to show them off. There was one solid black one in a litter which I wanted to take to the house for my own. They made me wait for 8 whole weeks until the mama cat had taught it everything she was supposed to teach it, I guess. Then I was allowed to take it for my own. I named her Midnight, and she was my own cat for the next 12 years. I always say we "grew up together". I miss her still. Thank you for sharing Nicky. Sure brought back a lot of nice memories.
I had a cat just like yours when I was child. It is called a Tortosieshell. She lived a very long time. Did you know that all Torties and Calico are female?
Nicky is such a beautiful cat. I have always heard that calico cats are very smart and have a good personality & yes I said personality because we all know that every cat is different. It is so wonderful to hear of someone coming to the rescue of an animal who has just been thrown out. I think its horrible that people don't act more responsible when it comes to animals. I see so many animals tied outside to a tree of building in the cold rain & snow and in the hottest part of the summer without a shade or decent dog house. People don't understand that if you have an animal it is your resposibility to take care of that animal's needs. If you do not want it to have babies then you have it spade or neutered. Once a year in the state of Alabama, they set aside a couple of weeks that you can get your animals fixed and you get it at a good discounted price. There is no excuse for throwing an animal out like it is trash. I am so glad that you found Nicky and saved her.
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