Arrow and Cutie are my two real cats. I have had Arrow since he was six weeks old. He is now 8. I have had Cutie since I moved to Calgary in October 2015. is my actual cat that I have had since he was six weeks old. He is now 7 years old.
Arrow is black and white with an arrow marking on his forehead and another one on his back. Arrow is a special cat because he has an extra toe on both of his front paws. His front paws look like catchers mitts. When Arrow was a baby, I often wondered if he would grow into his paws. He is much bigger now and his front paws really aren’t that noticeable. It might be that I am just used to seeing them.
It really doesn’t matter to me that Arrow is special. I love him for the cat that he is and I wouldn’t trade him for anything in this world.
Over the past 7 years, Arrow and I have been through a lot together. He has seen me through the darkest days of my life.
Arrow always seems to know when I am sick or when something is wrong. He will not leave my side. At any given time, if I am in the house, you can rest assured that Arrow is very close by. If he is not in the same room as I am, he will be somewhere in the house where he can see me.
I think the close connection I have with Arrow started when he was a baby. Arrow came to me at a time when I couldn’t walk because of severe back pain that I was having at the time. Arrow was so small that he had to be carried and placed into his litter box. He couldn’t climb over the sides of the litter box because his legs were so small. I would pick him up and place him in his litter box every few hours to make sure he didn’t make a mess in the house.
Arrow was the one that I credit to getting me walking again. Someone had to take care of him and because I was home all day and night, that someone was me.
Arrow was so tiny when I first got him that at night I would let him sleep on my pillow beside me. It is funny because the only time Arrow purrs is when he sleeps on my head on my pillow. I used to fall asleep to Arrow purring in my ear and to this day, I still do. To me, it is the most soothing and relaxing sound ever.
I love the fact that Arrow still to this day will curl up on my head, put his furry face on my ear and purr. However, one thing I didn’t think about when he was younger was the fact that he would grow into such a big cat. When he was little, he didn’t take up very much room on my pillow but now that he is so big, he takes up more than half of it. I really don’t mind though because I love Arrow more than any other animal in this world.
Arrow is the most devoted cat anyone could ever ask for and I am honoured to be his Mommy. Now, don’t get wrong, Arrow isn’t perfect and he certainly does know how to get himself into trouble but then he is a cat after all and cats do tend to get themselves into some pretty funny situations.
Arrow has brought so much joy to my life with his crazy antics and he has always found a way to make me laugh, even in some of the darkest days of my life.
Before getting Arrow, I was always a dog person. I never have liked cats very much at all. However, because of Arrow, I am now a happy cat person and I am not afraid to admit it.
I have written several stories about Arrow. You can read them here.