Lulu and Annie

Lulu and Annie

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I dreamed last night that I woke up and my cat was on my chest.  I was surprised because she won’t come any farther than the wall to be fed since Morrie, my third dog, came to stay.  My first cat, Lulu, moved out and in with the neighbors when I got my second dog.  At any rate, I petted my cat, so glad to see her but wondering how she got into the house.  Then suddenly another cat  jumped up on the bed .  I saw that it was Annie, my youngest cat.  So who was the other one??? I opened my eyes to see it was Lulu who had come back to visit.  I was so happy to have them both together again and we lay there (in the dream) for a long time.  When I woke up I was still pleased that I’d seen Lulu after all these years, then realized it was a dream.

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Both of the girls displayed an interest in my work, although Annie had a bit more of a technological bent.

daily life  color113 (1)One day, I caught Lulu giving Annie climbing lessons.  Here she is between the glass and the screen, so there was little danger of falling, but some danger of not being able to extricate herself.

daily life  color112For advanced lessons in climbing, they moved to the pistachio tree. Yes.  You can believe your eyes. Lulu does have one green eye and one blue one.

Last night when I was out to dinner I ran into Lulu’s “new” parents who told me she’d been very ill and asked me how old she was.  They were surprised to discover that she’ll be 15 years old in a few months.  They thought she was much younger.  But, alas, they told me she has been very very ill and has not been eating which never happens with her. I am afraid to call to see if she passed in the night and came to visit me one last time.

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19 thoughts on “Lulu and Annie

    1. lifelessons Post author

      Someone told me that only cats with three colors like Lulu ever have the two different color eyes. I always forget what it is called–is it calico? I’ll have to research and erase this fast if I’m wrong!

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      1. lifelessons Post author

        Aha… just did some research and learned this on Wikipedia about odd-eyed cats: “An odd-eyed cat is a cat with one blue eye and one eye of either green, yellow, or brown. This is a feline form of complete heterochromia,[1][2] a condition that occurs in some other animals. The condition most commonly affects white-colored cats, but may be found in a cat of any color, provided that it possesses the white spotting gene.” So, I stand corrected.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      And made me tear up. Poor babies. They must feel banished. Although Lulu has had it really good. I don’t think she misses me! i just can’t get Annie to come down off the wall though. When I try to bring her into the garage to play or eat she just flees…even though the dogs can’t get in there.

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  1. judyreeveswriter

    What a sweet dream, Judy. Please let us know, though we would be sad to hear, if Lulu did pass last night and came to you for a last visitation. I wouldn’t be surprised. I also wouldn’t be surprised is you had more visits. These things happen as you well know.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      Yes…it has happened to me with humans, but never with an animal before. I just keep putting off calling to find out how she is. Spent a good bit of time reminiscing as I sought out these photos, scanned and edited them. Such sweet kitties they both were and hilarious together.

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    1. lifelessons Post author

      It was… I didn’t remember it when I first woke up, but when I went to feed Annie it suddenly came back to me. I was struggling to remember my dream but as always, when I try to remember, I can’t. It needs some other prompt–perhaps visual–to bring the dream back.

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