We got her as a kitten. Very tiny. In every way.
Delicate bones. Pointed ears that were too big for her head. And no fur. Just an undercoat that waved in cornrows.
Within a week, we thought we were going to lose her. She had a violently high temperature and the vet did an emergency hysterectomy. She had a massive uterine infection.
She was forever shy and she never grew her coat back. She looked like a Rex but her hair was very, very thin.
As a result, she cuddled. She cuddled under blankets or under sweatshirts. We bought her a cat heating pad but she wouldn't get off of it even when it burned her. (It got thrown as far as it would go in the landfill---don't you hurt my TeezzaButts)
Yes, that was the name she answered to: TeezzaButts. And she would answer. She came running if you called her name. She was always looking for a warm spot.
So when we moved to Nipomo, we made sure there was sun in the "cat room". She and her adopted sisters, Diamond and Putter, loved it. And they always let the Lady have the cushy spot in the sun. (Well, there was a bit of a discussion.)
|TeezaButts in the sun.|
She crossed in her sleep, in our bed, snuggled up.
I miss her.