Shad, Mommy’s Original Service Cat
Well yesfuwday wus definitions and tuday is back stowy. See der wulda nevew been a Lexi or a meez ifin not fuw Shad, mommy’s fiwst Service cat. We’s hav heawd dis stowy lots of times cuz mommy gets asked all da time how and why she’s ended up wiff Service kitty’s. So meez can tell da stowy like meez wus der. 🙂
Lots of yeaws ago afur mommy’s accident hers had a beautiful white Persian kitty named Shad. Deys wus weally close as dey had been fwu lots tugeddew. Mommy had gone back tu school and her and Shad lived tugeddew alone. Den one day mommy had a caw weck dat left hers disabled. Among many of hers purrawlems, she passed out. Sumtimes mommy wuld just lose consciousness outta da blu. And den der wus sum actions or suwwoundins dat wuld cause her tu pass out. She’s always got a little wawnin’, but it still hapuned. Aftew passin’ out at school and in da shoppin’ centew, mommy’s doctors stawdid talkin’ tu hers bout lookin’ intu a Service dog. Well, mommy likes doggy’s fine but hers had a kitty cat and lived in a small pawtment and kuldn’t hawdly affowd tu feed Shad and herself. Mommy just didn’t fink a doggy wus vewy feasible fuw her. So mommy just kep twudgin’ on and twyin’ tu make it. Now Shad had always been vewy clevew, and back in those days fones wus big and had answewin machines dat wecowded tu a tape and played aloud fuw evewpawdy in da woom tu heaw. When mommy wusn’t home and sumpawdy dat Shad knew wuld call, she’s wuld paw at da fone til she’s hit da speakew fone button and den twy tu talk tu dem. More den once mommy came home tu half messages and da fone off da hook. Mommy fawt it wus cute so hers didn’t wowwy ’bout it tu much specially since she’s only did it wiff people she’s knew.
So one day mommy wus makin’ sum dinnew and hers passed out and hit hers head on da cownew of da desk. Mommy is vewy tall and da floor is a long way down. MOL Anyway when mommy came tu hers heawd sumpawdy bangin’ on da doow hollewin’ POLICE. Mommy got up and answewed da doow and der stood a vewy nice policeman askin’ ifin she’s wus alwight. Mommy told him hers wus fine and asked why he’s wus der. He’s told mommy dat dey had wecieved a 911 call fwum hers addwess. Mommy told him hers had been unconscious and she’s hadn’t called 911. Hims asked ifin anypawdy else kulda called, and mommy told him dat she’s lived alone. So hims called intu dispatch and deys told him dat all deys heawd wus a cat meowin’ on da uddew end of da line. So he’s asked mommy ifin hers had a kitty cat and ifin wus pawssible dat da kitty called 911. You’s know is a cwime tu call 911 ifin you’s don’t hav an emewgency. Mommy told him of couwse she’s had a cat but she’s didn’t see how Shad kulda called 911 cuz she hadn’t been twained fuw anyfin like dat. At da time mommy didn’t know anyfin ’bout Service animals uddew den seein’ eye dogs herself. Hers doctors hadn’t been vewy specific ’bout what kinda help she’s wus gunna get fwum a Service dog when dey had suggested it. Da nice police officew came in and checked evewfin’ ovew an den he’s left only tu be called back out a foo days latew.
So dis time hims asked mommy ifin dey kuld twy tu wecweate what hapund. Cuz da 911 call had a kitty vewy fwantically and loudly meowin’ intu da fone and den da meowin’ wuld get faint and kuld barely be heawd in da backgwound. And den vewy loud agin and den vewy faint. So mommy agweed tu twy tu wecweate it and da officew left aftew callin’ dispatch and tellin’ ’em what dey wus gunna du and settin’ up a small camewa. A little latew da plan wus set intu motion. And mommy watched fwu squinted eyes as Shad wan tu da fone and pawed at it til she’s hit da speakew fone and got a dial tone. Den hers wuld paw da nummers on da fone til a voice answewed and sed, “911 what is your emegency??” and den Shad wuld begin tu meow and meow and den wun tu mommy meowin’ da whole time. Hers wuld paw mommy’s face and den wun back tu da fone and meow intu da speakew and den wun back tu mommy agin. She’s did dis 4 times and den laid down beside mommy and waited. Tu dis day mommy dusn’t know how Shad lewnd tu call fuw help, but dat set mommy on da woad tu havin’ Service cats.
We will tell da west of Shad’s stowy tumowwow, so purrlease stay tuned. And til da nex time, Hav a Pawsum day!!
Luv and Hugs and Kitty Kisses 😀