(thanks to Mo at Purrchance to Dream for the wonderful graphic)
OUR FAVORITE OLD-MAN-CAT IS....
19 YEARS OLD TODAY!!!!
For those who haven't heard the story, Maestro came to live with Angel Butterscotch while mom was in college (guess that means people are gonna figure out her age huh?). Mom was a senior in college and Butterscotch lived with mom's brother and our grandma and grandpa. Mom was SURE that Butterscotch was lonely so over Thanksgiving break, she got a kitten. Butterscotch HATED Maestro....he would chase Maestro around the house, pin him down and chew on his ears until Maestro cried.
Until Maestro went to get neutered....he came back and we don't know if it was the pity factor or what, but they were good friends from there on out.
it isn't a good picture of Butterscotch but one of the few digital
When mom moved out after college, both boys went to live with her. Butterscotch crossed the Bridge several years ago, but Maestro is still trekking along. He sleeps a lot more and seems a bit forgetful, but that is ok. (except at 2am when he tends to wonder where everyone is and yells until mom yells back).
So, some favorite Maestro stories: when he was about 7 months old, mom was home on break. Grandma kept saying that she was SURE the kitten was getting up on the kitchen counter. Mom swore he knew better. They went out at one point and when they came home, the flowers on the counter had left pollen scatter ALL over. And then Maestro came strolling through the kitchen with a big yellow stripe down his forehead. Mom mutter that she can't help him if he won't hide the evidence.