May 11, 2010

Two Cats Tuesday: Pimp's Story

Happy Two Cats Tuesday, Cuteheads! Today (and next week), I decided to tell you the story behind Pimp and Moo. Some of you already know all about them, but if you don't, I wanted to share a little about the loves of my life with you.

Pimp this week, and Moo next Tuesday! Yay!

I got Pimp when I was in college. I had just moved out of the dorms, and for some reason me and the three other girls I lived with decided we wanted a kitten. Looking back, it was a little nuts... The apartment we lived in didn't allow pets, we hadn't decided who the kitten would really belong to -- and who would keep him when we moved out -- and we were college kids.

But, that said, it was the best decision of my life because that's how I got Pimp!

Would you just look at sweet baby Pimp?!

Once we decided we wanted a kitten, we started pouring over classifieds (I guess we didn't really know about shelters yet), and visited a few homes advertising free kittens. None of them were quite right, though...

Until we met one lady at a convenience store parking lot on the corner of two roads I'd never heard of before. I'm not sure why she wanted to meet us there, but what I am sure of is PIMP was in the cardboard box she had with her!

And he was ours from that second on. :)

Now we just had to name him... He was Tyson for a few days (don't know why), but it wasn't quite right. I think he had another name, too. Until one day it occurred to me that we were four girls and he was the only guy -- clearly he was a Pimp! And so he was.

Baby Pimp pimpin'.

I believe it was less than a year later that we got caught. The apartment complex put a note on our door telling us that we either had to get rid of the cat or be evicted. Nooooo!

I can't say for sure that the others wouldn't have kept him, but neither of my three roommates seemed to be volunteering to take responsibility. Were they going to just give him up? No way, no how, I said!

And so I decided that Pimp was more important than money, packed up my stuff and moved out on my own to a one-bedroom that allowed pets. I kept paying rent at the old place... and paid rent at the new place, too -- all while I was just a sophomore in college! I kept joking that I was paying as much as a mortgage.

But it was way worth it. I had a PIMP! ;)

Who wouldn't go broke for that precious face?

Eventually the extra room in the other apartment got rented out and I was off the hook for it, and me and Pimp started living happily ever after! Having him certainly didn't make life easy right around that time, but it was worth every penny, every second and every little bit of stress.

That was almost 11 years ago (Pimp's birthday is July 4, by the way), and every single day I am so happy to have him. He's my best little furry friend and the most expressive, caring little thing you'll ever meet.

Me and my son!

It was just the two of us until about a year and a half ago when Moo came into our lives... and that's a story for next Tuesday! Have a great day, everyone!

Love, me and Pimp

30 comments:

  1. Ohhh Pimp, what a sweet story, you're so lucky to have such a great mummy.

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  2. Oh yea, they get in your heart and there is no letting go!

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  3. what a wonderful story! you done good! we had a house cat in college too, and i ended up taking Bajel (like Bagel mispronounced) to the vet and paying for a hernia surgery because everyone else backed out. I don't get people!

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  4. can't wait to hear about how you got moo!

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  5. What a fantastic story ~ Pimp just had to stay with you ~ the money was well worth it! So much love in that photo of you and him. I will look forward to next week's story on Moo!

    Have a Happy Day!
    xo Catherine

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  6. Thanks for sharing Pimp's Gotcha story with us!

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  7. Thanks for sharing your wonderful story. Pimp is so fortunate to have you as his mommy.

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  8. Awww - dat brought leady eyes cuz it's such a bootiful story. We're all happy you adopted Pimp too., He's a sweetie.

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  9. That's a great story! My human has never lived anywhere that wouldn't allow pets. There were several great apartments she couldn't rent because they wouldn't take her cat at the time. She was happy when she could finally buy a house!

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  10. Oh I totally enjoyed that story, it was so good!

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  11. Oh I really enjoyed that story, it was so good!

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  12. We are very glad you told Pimp's story. We did know about it and what a good person you are especially as young as you were to keep him in a pinch. What a lucky kitty he was. Those are great pictures of him too when he was just a child.
    Have a great day

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  13. What a great story - and I am with you - I would have picked Pimp over the apartment too.

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  14. Sniff. Sniff. That's beautiful! I love the story of Pimp. And what a sweet baby he was!!! Love ya, Pimp.

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  15. That is the best Pimp story!

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  16. That is a great story!! Thanks for sharing it!

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  17. What an awesome story!! I got my first cat (on my own) when I was in college, sharing an apartment that didn't allow pets, either! Banana walked in the front door while my arms were full of groceries. Fortunately, we didn't get caught... but I'd have done the same thing... he was soooo worth it!

    Pimp is very lucky to have you, too! (I always figured he got the name Pimp because he was the only testosterone in an estrogen sea!)

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  18. Awwwwww Pimp! I didn't knows your momma paid for 2 places at once to keeps you my furriend, your momma is da best! SMOOCH

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  19. I had my first cat in Toronto when we weren't supposed to have one but I had been nearly a year without one.  I used to carry her in and out in a paper bag.  Didn't know the new supers but one day heading to the park a lady asked what I had in the open bag I was carrying....I replied "my cat which I'm not supposed to have and don't want the supers to see her"......Well!  Guess what?  She was the new super - surprise!  Oooh!  All turned out well - she loved her and there was no problem, nor at the next new bldg. where they were also the supers.  Bonus!  Had her for 14 years.  Way to go Pimp! 

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  20. Beautiful Pimp, and Dorian.

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  21. I'm loving the stories of Pimp and Moo! My beloved Taz (aka Tazimoto) crossed over the bridge in January 2010! I still miss him and your stories soothe my empty heart! Thanks

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  22. Just read Pimp's story, he is cutest baby ever

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  23. Aw, thank you! Wasn't he adorable as a baby? I can't believe he used to be so little! And I can't believe how fast time flies. :)

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  24. wow! you're just an awesome mom. that is the way i am with teh no aki (no) inu. i left the second "of,the?no" out.
    for fourteen years i have tried to be a good mom. his is a very hard tail. he is my son and forever companion.

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  25. sorry ,his name means emporer of autumn dog.

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  26. Just read Pimp's story now and it really made my day. You and Pimp - it was meant to be. :) He's such a handsome guy!

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