Meet Amos

Ok, so my mom has this barn cat.  His name is Amos, and he obviously has a job to do as a “barn” cat.  You got it, he’s a mouser.  And a darn good one.  Well, the barn is full of horses so he has to dodge alot of feet…heavy feet at that.  And a few years ago he wasn’t quick enough and he got kicked or stepped on.  Right on his head.  Now this is where my mom comes in.  You see, I call her Mrs. Dolittle (if Dr. Dolittle had a wife, she’d be the one).  So my mom brings him home and nurses him back to health.  This is my mom’s miracle kitty.  He has used up 8 1/2 of his 9 lives so mom keeps close watch over him.  Well when winter comes, she always brings him home to stay at the house, inside, all nice and warm.  And for those cold months, he tolerates the household very well.  Amos definately has a personality all his own and I wouldn’t trade it for a second.  He’s a tough cat on the outside, but at a one on one level…he’s so sweet.  He always makes us laugh since he’s always “on”.  He jumps and is very skiddish when he’s unfamiliar with things around the house…you gotta be when you live in a barn.  And speaking from experience, he can jump real high.  LOL!  So now I’ll share a pic with you of Amos resting in a bed I made for him last year…

Isn’t he pretty?  Well this year, mom did her traditional “bring Amos home” thing.  And here’s what my mom brought home…

Notice the markings….THIS IS AN IMPOSTER!!!  Now don’t get me wrong, he’s as close as you possibly could get to looking like Amos…but that is not Amos.  Look at the nose!  Amos’s nose is pure white, and the poser has half white and half black. Hmmmmmm.  The poser is just as sweet as can be, and talks to you, but it’s not Amos.  So mom is back at the barn looking for Amos.  Until then, Poser is living it up.


UPDATE:  As of 11 a.m. 10/28/2008  Amos has been found and is now home with us for the winter.  I think the imposter (aka: Poser) was happy to go back to the barn.  He didn’t look like he wanted to be inside.  He didn’t complain on the way out the door.  There’s plenty for him to do and eat at the barn.  Mrs. Dolittle (my mom) will make sure of that.



2 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Betty
    Oct 28, 2008 @ 14:35:15

    That story made me start my day with a smile! Let us know when she finds Amos.


  2. Abby
    Oct 29, 2008 @ 15:11:55

    It’s crazy that they look almost exactly the same!


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