Happy Thanksgiving everyone! I hope you and all your friends and family are enjoying this wonderful day. We all have many things to be grateful for, including this great country.
I want to tell you this funny Thanksgiving memory I had with one of my barn cats, Melvin.
About 10 years ago, my mom was getting the turkey cleaned and prepared for Thanksgiving dinner. She took out all the innards and had a large amount of turkey scraps to give to my barn cats. It was a feast! All my barn cats were chowing down and Melvin was the greediest of all. That cat ate, and ate, and ate! He just wouldn’t stop!
About two hours later, it was time for me to feed the horses and cats in the barn. I walked down to the barn and called the cats and noticed that Melvin’s stomach was five times it’s size! Shaking my head and laughing, I thought he was not going to eat for a whole week and would stay on the porch for this night’s feeding.
Surprisingly, Melvin (literally) waddled down to the barn. When he walked through the doorway and saw that I had put the cat food down he had this look on his face like he was going to throw up. You know what I’m talking about. That look and that feeling when you completely over ate and you can’t even look at food!
I felt Melvin sigh, rolled his eyes, turned around and waddled back up to the porch. He couldn’t even stay in the barn while the other cats were eating!
He reminded me in the book “Charlotte’s Web” when the rat Templeton went to the fair and completely gorged himself with all the fair food that he found in the dumpster. He was almost too fat to slip back into the Wilbur’s crate to go home!
Out of all of my wonderful Thanksgiving memories, Melvin will always be remembered.
Keep an eye out for a future blog about Melvin! This cat certainly had a lot to say!