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!
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.
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! ;)
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.
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