PEARL - MY LUCKY BUM by May Lattanzio

This is Sushi’s half brother. Where Sushi is the epitome of elegance and grace, Pearl is his 180. Pearl is clumsy, crazy, funny and cat personified.
And very, very funny. When something falls in the kitchen, Pearl has knocked it over. When the waste baskets are tumbled and the contents scattered, Pearl’s done it. When the toilet paper is unrolled through the rooms, Pearl did that, too. If there’s a fluffy cat spread-eagled and hanging on the porch wire – why ask? That’s Pearl!

He also has a fascination with water, which might be explained away because they had fleas so bad I had to bathe them every couple of days in the beginning.

Pearl is Sushi’s half-brother, so named because his little feet were the color of my long gray pearls. A friend says his name should be Bucket.

He lounges in HIS chair every day and watches the lizards, birds and squirrels. A neighbor gave me that chair – she is elderly and didn’t know what it was in the stuff sack. I told the company, Lucky Bums, the story, and gave permission to use the photo.

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Author, poet, freelance writer, rescuer of dogs and cats,
animal welfare advocate, hookbill owner, occasional wildlife rehabilitator, chaser of bugs who just loves photography.

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  • Christina Brundage
    Christina Brun...about 2 years ago

    May, I love this! Tabbies are my favorites and I have one who is goofy, clumsy and inept too! He looks like he is part Maine Coon.

  • Marie Sharp
    Marie Sharpabout 2 years ago

  • Vivian Eagleson
    Vivian Eaglesonabout 2 years ago

    I can tell that Pearl is royalty. He’s got that regal look in his eyes! Cats make sure that we never have a dull moment. I used to have a kitty who would jump in the 70 gallon fish tank when I took the top off to clean it. I thought he might have been trying to chase the fish. My Toby like to roll off the paper towels in the kitchen. He makes a heap of them and then “nests” in it for his kitty bed. Life is never boring with a cat.

  • He sure makes life exciting! You’re right. Life is never boring with a cat. Thanks for your fun comment.

    – May Lattanzio

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