Meow, meow, meow, purr, purr, meow, meow…
Wait! We better translate this so you human’s can understand what we’re writing.
We would like to nominate our Mommy, Leslie Perrin, for the best Mommy ever. The two of us, Rocky & Sake, have been her kids our whole lives of 15 months (except the first 5 weeks, of course).
Living in the heart of the Quarter, she and our Daddy, Chuck, were being pestered by these obnoxious smaller (and uglier than us) animals that roam the river’s edge and scavenge behind the great Restaurants (so we’ve heard) of the Vieux Carre. Now, if these nocturnal rascals had just stayed put, then the two of us might still be living in Hammond… and probably not together.
But the call came for our help (the Cat Signal!) and we were enlisted to help Mommy free her home and courtyard of those unwanted wiry-tailed guests. Now, there were two initial problems – one, Mommy was terribly allergic to little kids like us. Two, we were very small. Smaller than the enemy we were brought in to defeat. And this is where our Mommy gets the award.
Instead of just choosing one us of, she saw how cuddly we both were together and just knew that it would break our hearts to be separated, so she took us both. She took us in, took her medicine, took care to teach us the new boundaries of our realm, took us for shots and baths and took care to raise us into fearsome warriors and sentinels. She fed us the right food so we grew big and strong and provided soft beds and lots of toys so we would never want to leave.
And you know what? There hasn’t been an invader seen since our arrival! But our job is not done. This is a lifelong enlistment. And the best part is, because of Mommy, we get to do it together. From start to finish we will be by each other’s sides… as well as at the side of our Mommy (who hides taking her medicine so we won’t feel bad, but we know better).
It’s patrol time again. Rocky takes the fishpond and Sake takes the planters today. We’ll meet back at HQ (the Kitchen) for dinner and a belly rub until we snooze and dream of even more belly rubs.
Mommy has made us feel proud serving our courtyard!
Sergeants Rocky & Sake
French Quarter Sector