Exquisite: adjective: extremely beautiful and, typically, delicate. Synonyms: beautiful, lovely, elegant, fine
It was a spring day about 12 years ago. I sat on the front porch with a friend enjoying the warmth of the day. As we talked, she remarked to me, “What is that in the yard?” I looked in the direction she was pointing. “I don’t know”, I replied. Whatever it was, it just kept coming towards us. It did not hesitate in the slightest. As it got to the porch steps, we realized it was a tiny black kitten. Where is the mama? Where did she come from?
Dogs have owners. Cats have staff.
I had just become supporting staff for a kitten. She had marched up the yard, planted herself at my doorstep, and demanded that I bring in the luggage.
How could I not love this tiny, adorable, and beautiful black ball of fluffy fur? I scooped her up, took her in the house, and have spoiled her for the past 12 years.
That is how “Mollie” found her way into our home and our hearts.
Like most cats, she has a totally insatiable appetite. The bowl is never full enough and she will cry to make sure you know it. My husband has insisted that it’s my fault. He’s mostly right. When Mollie marched up the yard to meet us, all I wanted to do was feed this poor baby. She had me wrapped around her little paw from Day One. My guilt for this little soul created her appetite. Yes, it really is my fault. I had unknowingly created a monster that had to be fed the moment she cried. So, 12 years later, we have a somewhat obese cat. Yes, Mollie is a big fat cat.
There is another unique and endearing part of Mollie. She has an extremely loud purr. Her meow is very quiet, but that big purr engine makes her special. She is a V8 without the mufflers. Sometimes it’s hard to sleep when the decibels get cranked up before bedtime.
Mollie has taken possession of the DOG bed. It seems to fit her better.
When Mollie enters a room, her stomach swings from side to side. She walks as if slightly intoxicated as her highness struts in expecting us to curtsy. And when she see us, the noise level on the jet engine breaks the sound barrier.
As you can imagine, there is very little about Mollie that is delicate. She is, however, a beautiful fat cat with a big heart for those who feed her. We think she is quite exquisite just the way she is.