From the Melville Cat: The Lucky 5 Star is MINE

by | Feb 3, 2012 | Johannesburg, Melville and Surrounds, The Melville Cat | 26 comments

Another guest post from the Melville Cat. Actually, I don’t think he can be considered a guest anymore. He is a regular 2Summers resident now. Read more from the Meville Cat here, here, and here.

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It’s about time.

Heather finally began to feed me this week. I was starting to think that she would never submit to my will. But I needn’t have worried. I always get my way eventually.

I am Smokey, the Melville Cat. I am the most powerful cat in the universe. OU-AH-HAHAHAHA!

I came into the Lucky 5 Star last Saturday, as I do on most afternoons. Heather went to the cupboard and poured me a bowl of food. Just like that! I looked at Heather and meowed questioningly. She explained that she ran into Ms. M on the street that day.

‘Ms. M told me you won’t let her pet you anymore, and she thinks you’re not eating enough,’ Heather said.

I blinked and looked innocent, like I didn’t know what she meant.

My most innocent kitty look.

‘So Ms. M wants me to feed you now. She wants us to be happy together. And you can come back and visit her any time you want.’

Heather put my bowl down, and I ate heartily.

Ahhh. My belly is full and now I can really relax.

I’ve been working toward this day for a year-and-a-half. First, I was just a visitor here. I spent many months befriending Heather and Joe, and they finally began to let me into their house. For a while they even fed me and let me sleep here. But when they found out I was leading a double life, they pushed me away.

When Joe went away, I came back to be with Heather. I knew she needed me. And I wanted this to be my home. I knew this was my chance.

I had to work through some issues with Heather and Ms. M. But I think we all understand each other now. The Lucky 5 Star is mine, all mine.

Heather told me that I mustn’t get too comfortable. In a few weeks, Heather says, we are ‘moving’! I don’t really understand what this means. Heather says we won’t actually leave the Lucky 5 Star. We’re moving to a different part of the commune — something called ‘the Cottage’. It will be smaller than our current house, she says, but hopefully just as nice.

I don’t want to ‘move’. But Heather says she must, and I have to go with her because another cat is coming to live here. What?! I don’t like that idea one bit. I smell trouble. Heather knows I can wreak havoc when I want to — I’ve done it before and I’ll do it again.

Look deep into my eyes. I am not moving. And I’m not letting any other kitties into this house. Got it?!

Oh well. I’m not going to worry about this ‘move’ right now. I will just enjoy living with Heather in our house, with my beautiful bowl of food.

Heather said that since we are a family now, we have to take something called a ‘self-portrait’. She grabbed me off my chair yesterday and made me stand with her in front of the camera, which was sitting on something called a ‘tripod’. I thought it was a dumb idea and struggled to get away. That’s why the ‘self-portrait’ is blurry. But Heather wants to show you anyway.

You can all congratulate me now.

26 Comments

  1. miadidthis

    Indeed, cats always get what they want in the end. Pure evil. Hope you are very happy together. Can’t wait to meet Smokey one day.

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    • 2summers

      Thanks. I’m sure you will!

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  2. Gary De Beer

    We used to have a cat just like Smokey when I was a kid. Funny thing was his name was Lucky!

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    • 2summers

      Ha! That would actually be a good name for Smokey too.

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      • Gary De Beer

        It was an apt name for him as he had an ‘interesting’ history prior to owning us.

        He used to own my grandmother, who decided to emigrate to Greece and take him with; but they didn’t do the paperwork properly so he got rejected on the other side and sent back here again. He was placed in quarantine for a month before being sent back there and then after a few months of finally getting in, my grandmother moved back to SA again!.

        We got him cause they didn’t allow pets in the home that she had to move into.
        He lived to be 16 or 17 years old.

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        • 2summers

          Wow! That’s quite a story. He was a well-traveled cat.

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    • 2summers

      Thank you. He is a very photogenic cat!

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  3. Slowvelder

    Stunning photo’s Heather. You are now owned 🙂

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    • 2summers

      Thanks. Yep, it took a long time but he finally won.

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  4. rumpydog

    That cat had TWO homes feeding him? And now he’s forced himself on you? Must be related to June Buggie.

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    • 2summers

      Yes. He’s very gifted.

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  5. eremophila

    Congratulations Smokey, you’ve continued the tradition of CATRULE very nicely. Purrrfect.
    I do suggest you go along with the move – after all the hard work you’ve put into this project, it would be a shame to let it go now…. but of course, you KNOW BEST, (Bows low in respect)
    And yes, I know you don’t like to share the limelight with any other, such as with Heather, but do humour her occasionally – she’s taking BRILLIANT pictures of you – and that’s making you famous!

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    • 2summers

      Yawn…I suppose you are right. I’ll try to be more accommodating in the future.

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  6. Catherine

    thanks for another cute post!

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    • 2summers

      From Smokey: ‘You’re very welcome.’

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  7. Kathryn McCullough

    Thanks for filling us in, Smokey. We knew you would eventually win. Felines always do. Congratulations on this conquest! Have to admit, you are awfully cute!
    Hugs,
    Kathy

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    • 2summers

      Thanks, Kathy and Debra. I’m flattered.

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    • 2summers

      Thanks Mr. Bunny Chow.

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  8. Joburg Expat

    Hi is such a gorgeous cat. Glad he got the issues worked out with Mrs. M so you can share him fully.

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  9. iheartbluemoon

    Please send me a cat like that.. will take good care promise..

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    • 2summers

      Haha. There are no other cats like the Melville Cat though. He’s one of a kind!

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