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25 February 2018 / leggypeggy

Meet Spook—the intrepid traveller

Spook the cat

Spook’s half–half chin and outlined eyes were her best features

People who follow this blog know I have dogs (I’ve had lots of dogs), but many of you would not know that I’ve also been owned by cats. There was Baby (who adored my dad), Red and Black (identical twin kittens named after the colour of their collars), Spook and lastly Quincy (the only cat I’ve had in Australia, and a very grumpy one at that).

This post is about Spook.

I came to be owned by Spook quite by chance.

At the time, I was working for a daily newspaper in central Nebraska. One October day in 1970, I was assigned to get a picture of the apple harvest. Too easy. I hopped in the car and drove to one of the local orchards where a horde of kittens vied for my attention.

But one kept crawling up the leg of my jeans—geez cats’ claws allow them to go almost anywhere.

cat and owner

Spook tries to endear herself to a young Poor John

As I was about to leave, the farmer pointed at my ‘fan club’ and said, ‘She seems to be keen on you. You can have her if you want her. I won’t be vaccinating any of them’. Distemper is a death sentence for animals, so I bundled her in the car and took her home.

One look at her and you might figure out how she got her name of Spook—black cat with golden eyes outlined in gold fur. But she could easily have been called Devil. I fostered a poodle about the same time and Spook terrorised that poor dog. She would lie in wait as Astro—yeah that was his name—walked down the corridor, and jump out and hiss at him.

Luckily I never had to have Astro treated for a heart attack, but I did give him to a deaf friend, who appreciated the fact that he barked whenever the phone rang or someone knocked at the door.

But I digress.

This is about Spook.

I married Poor John in Jordan, and then had to return to the US for four months to finish a teaching contract. I told him that I’d be returning with the dog (Bella), but I didn’t mention the cat. Surely it would be easy to find a new home for a cat.

But no it wasn’t at all easy, so and Bella AND Spook came with me to Jordan. That is another story.

Today I’m telling about when the two critters returned to the USA after their stint in the Middle East to stay with, Jane, one of my sisters.

From here, I’ll let the 1982 articles in the Omaha-World Herald tell the story.

Dog and cat wait for dinner

In Burma, Bella and Spook wait patiently for the kitchen door to open and dinner to be served

World traveler missing in Omaha
by Jeff Jordan (Tuesday, 29 June, 1982)
‘A young Omaha woman, close to tears, called The World-Herald last week. She had lost her cat.

‘Now, lost cats are all too commonplace. But not this one. The pet’s name is Spook, and for nine years, she’s been a world traveler. Her owner is Jane Austin, a nurse at the University Hospital, and she was beside herself when she called.

‘Strictly speaking, Spook belongs to Miss Austin’s sister, Peggy Bright, the wife of an Australian diplomat. The couple went through Omaha a month ago, on their way from the Middle East to a new post in Canberra, Australia.

‘Spook and her lifelong playmate, Bella, an Alsatian dog, could not be taken along because of the 12-month quarantine the Australian government requires of incoming animals, a quarantine that must be served in London, England. So, as she has on other occasions, Miss Austin volunteered to keep Spook and Bella until the Brights are moved to a country more hospitable to pets.

‘Actually, the animals are Nebraskans, born when Peggy Bright was single and a reporter for the Kearney Hub. Miss Austin took them the first time in 1976 when her sister went to Cairo, Egypt, on a Rhodes [actually it was a Rotary] scholarship where she met her future husband. They were later married in Amman, Jordan, [actually we were married in Ajlun, Jordan, but that’s another story], just after Mrs Bright came back to finish out a teaching contract at Kearney State College [now University of Nebraska at Kearney].

‘In 1980 she returned to her husband, taking Spook and Bella on the first of their travels. Until last month, the Brights and their pets were rotating their diplomatic assignments among the capitals of Jordan, Syria and Lebanon.

‘They were in Beirut last summer when Miss Austin visited them for five weeks.

‘Now, only a month after the Brights have gone off to Australia, Miss Austin is facing the possibility that she’ll have to tell them that she’s lost Spook.

‘It happened last Wednesday, she said. While she was away from her newly purchased house at 48th and Bancroft Streets, some neighborhood youngsters were shooting firecrackers. Spook, she later learned, decided to seek safety and jumped into the open car of a woman visiting Miss Austin’s next door neighbor.

‘Not realizing Spook was inside, she drove home to 40th and Grover Streets and locked the car for the night. When she opened the door Thursday morning, Spook took off.


Bella was so beautiful. She was on the small side and I always thought of her as a Belgian shepherd

‘Miss Austin and her mother have been searching for her, with no results. They’ve placed ads in The World Herald, announcements on the radio stations and have searched countless times—her mother in the daytime and Miss Austin at night when she gets home from the hospital.

‘“I bet I’ve spent seven hours every day, walking that neighborhood, looking and calling for her,” she said. “My mother walked it for hours, clinking a spoon against a can of cat food because she’ll come to that should.

‘I just moved her a month ago and I don’t think Spook can find her way home. I didn’t let her out much…I was trying to be so careful

‘Spook should not be hard to identify, thought she departed without collar and tags. She’s a medium-sized black cat, splattered with tan flecks, calico fashion. One side of her chin is black, the other tan, and she has tan rings around her eyes. ‘She looks like a little raccoon,” Miss Austin said.

Meanwhile, every afternoon at 4, Miss Austin goes to the Humane Society “to see if she’s there or if they’ve found her body,” then she and Bella walk the neighborhood near 40th and Grover Streets. “The dog’s just sick that she’s gone. They’ve been everywhere together since they were babies.”

newspaper articles

Spook hits the headlines. She would have been pleased

Reunion makes cat’s 4th Purr-fect
by Jeff Jordan (Thursday, 9 July 1982)Spook, the world traveller

‘The cat is back!

‘Spook, the world traveller, was reunited with her owner on the Fourth of July, thanks to a World-Herald want ad and a young woman with a fondness for animals.

‘Spook, spooked by some firecrackers June 23, is back with Omaha nurse Jane Austin and her lifelong chum, an Alsatian dog named Bella.

‘Both can thank Kathy Newman of 4009 Spring St., a pet owner who regularly puts cat food out in her backyard and thus kept Spook from starving during her 10-day absence from home.

[Then three paragraphs of recap, which you don’t need.]

‘Mrs Newman explained in a telephone interview that the backyard hors d’oeuvres are not for her cat, Napkin, but for the squirrels, mourning doves and cardinals that live in her yard, along with occasional visiting cats.

‘“My dear little cat is street stupid and only goes out on a leash.” Mrs. Newman said, “but she sit and talks to them through the window and they talk back.”

Along about June 25, she noticed Spook was becoming one of the backyard regulars.

‘“I had seen them (Miss Austin and her mother) in the neighborhood one day, calling for Spook, and Sunday, July 4th, I finally made the connection (to the want ad). I said, ‘Spook, you stay where you are. I have to call your Mommy’.”

‘The grand reunion occurred a few minutes later. Spook purred all the way home, Miss Austin said.

‘Bella, the dog, also ecstatic, kissed the cat on the face. “She really missed her,” Miss Austin said.

‘There also followed a quick phone call to Australia to tell Miss Austin’s sister that the cat had been found—and by a woman who refused any suggestion of reward.

‘Mrs. Newman’s love of pets goes way back, she said, and included numerous cats, dogs, a racing pigeon (No. 219) and Squeaky, a disoriented bat her father brought home one snowy day when she was a girl.

There are plenty of other shorter stories about Spook. She had adventures galore ahead. I shipped both animals to Burma in 1984 to be with us while we were on posting there. That’s where Spook stole everyone’s heart, learned to play bridge and had a role in a play. She lived until she was 21.

Cat playing cards

Spook and Loretta study their bridge hand. Trust me, this was not posed


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  1. Miriam / Feb 25 2018 10:40 pm

    What an amazing story. Spook the intrepid traveller really did hit the headlines and what a happy purrrfect ending. Loved it. 😊

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 25 2018 10:41 pm

      Thanks Miriam. Spook had a long and varied life. I think she made the most of every day, which is a great way to live.

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      • Miriam / Feb 25 2018 10:49 pm

        It sure is. Both cats and dogs have loads to teach us.

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      • leggypeggy / Feb 25 2018 10:52 pm

        They sure do!


  2. amindfultravellerblog / Feb 25 2018 11:11 pm

    Well I have never known of such a well travelled animal as Spook. You’re lucky to have been a part of her life. 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 25 2018 11:12 pm

      Yes, I was lucky to be owned by Spook. She dished out a lot of adventures.

      Liked by 2 people

  3. weezaj / Feb 25 2018 11:16 pm

    I love this! We’re a bit worried about relocating Maxine, and it’s only a suburb away! Spook was fearless and loyal …

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 8:23 am

      I think Maxine will do just fine as long as she avoids Constitution Avenue.


  4. Vicki / Feb 25 2018 11:21 pm

    I suppose Spook spent every one of her 9 lives in a different country 🙂

    What an amazing story.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 8:25 am

      Thanks Vicki. You’re very close. Spook lived in eight different places.

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  5. Carol Roeder / Feb 26 2018 1:09 am

    I remember how she sat on the high cabinet by the doorway into the dining room at the sorority house in Kearney and rearranged everyone’s beehive hairdo as they would walk through the door. Or sit on the roof on the house on Central. She and Bella were quite the pair!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 1:12 pm

      Oh yes, Spook loved rearranging hairdos and hanging out on the roof. They were a real pair.


  6. Mike / Feb 26 2018 1:19 am

    Amazing story for certain my friend! I have been owned by many dogs and cats over the years. I have framed pics of my black and yellow labs in my guy room. Best to you and yours.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 8:39 am

      Thanks Mike. Hope the weather is warming up for you.


  7. pvcann / Feb 26 2018 1:26 am

    What an amazing story, loved reading this.

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  8. Phyllis Gaetz / Feb 26 2018 2:45 am

    Loved your story. We had an old Tomcat that would leave us every once in awhile to go on an adventure. He would come home a little banged up from fights etc, dad would fix him up and off he would go. Kids would come and say he was their cat and Dad said they were welcome to keep him if he would stay. We took him to a cottage one summer and the day we were leaving he disappeared again. We found him the next summer living at the local grocery store! My dad was in the Navy and loved his “sailor” spirit. Thomas slowed down in his old years and we were his last family. Thanks for letting think of him today.😻

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 8:53 am

      ‘Sailor’ spirit. What a great way to describe Thomas. I’ll remember that. Thanks for sharing a bit of his story.


  9. beetleypete / Feb 26 2018 3:42 am

    That’s a great story, and made the papers too!. 21 was a good age indeed, and she left you with fabulous memories.
    Best wishes, Pete.

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  11. Brian Paul Bach / Feb 26 2018 5:21 am

    Wow, we rode with Spook(y?) & Co. on the road to Mandalay, in one of the most memorable journeys ever! No matter how wobbly the rail car got, Spook maintained a levelness due to her amazing feline suspension system. Not bad for a barn cat from Nebraska (if I’m not mistaken)!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 8:57 am

      That train ride from Rangoon to Mandalay was memorable in many ways. And you’re right, Spook was a barn cat from Nebraska.


  12. Midlife Dramas in Pyjamas / Feb 26 2018 5:33 am

    What a fabulous story Peggy! Our cat was killed on the road a while back and I’m still grieving for him. Cats are just wonderful x

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 8:58 am

      So sorry to hear about your cat. Always heartbreaking to lose a pet, especially in an accident.


  13. lexklein / Feb 26 2018 5:35 am

    Lost animal stories always make me anxious! So glad Spook was found, and I loved reading about the dog-cat friendship (and all your world travels, of course!).

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 8:59 am

      Spook and Bella had a remarkable friendship, although Spook had the upper paw!

      Liked by 1 person

  14. IreneDesign2011 / Feb 26 2018 5:38 am

    Amazing story, Peggy 🙂
    Spook had a great and long life.

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  15. Gary Walker / Feb 26 2018 6:24 am

    I loved reading about the misadventures of Spook! You weave interesting yarns. You’re my favorite blogger and my special Mommie Dearest. Love you! Smacky smacky kiss kiss. 😉

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 9:13 am

      Potsie darling you are my favourite son. Come over here so I can give you a smacky kiss with a smack.


  16. Dorothy / Feb 26 2018 6:32 am

    Your Spook sounds quite a character. Thank goodness she was found and went on to live to such a good age.great story.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 9:00 am

      Thanks Dorothy. Spook was a character. I was lucky to have been owned by her.


  17. Forestwood / Feb 26 2018 7:37 am

    What an incredible life Spook had! Such luck and resilience! A great story, Peggy.

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  18. artandkitchen / Feb 26 2018 7:52 am

    Such a nice story seems to be not real! Thanks for sharing this Peggy,! 🙂

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 9:03 am

      Glad you liked it. I’m relieved that Spook was found so there was a good story to tell.

      Liked by 1 person

  19. NL Hawekotte / Feb 26 2018 11:32 am

    Oh, how well I remember Spook and Bella from their days on Mayberry St! I will never forget Spook’s ability to make her wishes known. I watched her regularly shove a brass tray of teacups & accoutrements incrementally towards the edge of a desk, glancing up after each nudge to be sure it was seen and understood. (Oh, it was.) Her dinner party behavior was less than stellar, however. I recall her consuming a fair portion of a stick of butter awaiting a pepper steak. She cleverly used her species identity to conceal her actions. What a character she was! Seems Bella just rolled her eyes.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 12:28 pm

      Ah Nancy, you would be one of the few who knew Spook well. As I said, she could easily have been called Devil. I remember the butter incident. Another night she scoffed most of a cheese–chilli dip.


  20. lmo58 / Feb 26 2018 12:22 pm

    What a lovely story Peggy! You have mentioned Spook over the years but I’ve never had part of her life story before. Thank you.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 12:29 pm

      She was a character and really quite small. Only weighed about 3 kilos.


  21. gerard oosterman / Feb 26 2018 12:50 pm

    Spook would have got on well with our Sam, the red heeler cattle dog. He lived with us in Sydney’s Balmain soon after our marriage in Finland. He used to indeed grab the heels of any visitor which amused us no-end.
    After our three children were born (in rapid succession) and having always had the intention to return and live forever in a hut deep in a Finnish forest and paint art, we regrettably left dear Sam with my parents in Revesby.
    It was after a couple of months that we received a call in Holland from one of our previous neighbours in Balmain that Sam had returned to our Balmain address. He had managed, and heaven only knows how, to walk from Revesby, an outer suburb, back to Balmain. This included crossing several major highways, including the very busy Parramatta Rd.
    Helvi and I both shed a tear. How could we have left poor Sam behind? Anyway, he was returned to my parents and lived for many years, but am not sure if Sam still enjoyed many heels after that trauma.

    A great story, Peggy.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 2:20 pm

      Wow, that was a 20-kilometre hike for Sam. He must have loved Balmain. Good to know he finally settled with your folks.


  22. wineandhistory / Feb 26 2018 1:31 pm

    What a cute little Tortie! She reminds me of my own, Coraline. They have a special catitude, you know!?

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  23. Brian Lageose / Feb 26 2018 4:13 pm

    I love the articles and I’m fairly fond of Spook as well. Perhaps I should concoct a tale where Spook and Scotch get into some sort of time-warp misadventure?… 😉

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  24. Jolandi Steven / Feb 26 2018 5:50 pm

    Oh, how I love Spook’s story, Peggy. Such precious memories, and to think she lived to 21! I guess she loved her life as a world traveler. We have recently rescued a pitch black kitten, called Midnight, from the street, so she will be relocating with us, once we move to Portugal. She brings such joy to our life, and from the look of it, Spook did the same for you.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 7:03 pm

      How exciting to have acquired Midnight. I look forward to reading about some of her adventures and yours!

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  25. thewonderer86 / Feb 26 2018 6:06 pm

    What a cool cat!

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  26. Osyth / Feb 26 2018 8:20 pm

    Wow, Spook certainly lived her nine lives to the full! Did she meet many Burmese Kitties whilst there? I only ask because friends had two and they were amazing characters.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 10:15 pm

      Oh gosh, I’m trying to remember if any other cats came around. I don’t think so, although folks used to think that Spook was part Burmese herself.


      • Osyth / Feb 26 2018 10:39 pm

        I did wonder looking at her…. she has that look and they are extremely smart and dextrous…


      • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 11:06 pm

        I’m surprised she didn’t learn to type. She used to sit on a high cupboard and rearrange the hair of any passerby.


  27. Green Global Trek / Feb 26 2018 8:21 pm

    Great story. Am an avid cat lover!! Fostered about 30 cats over 6 years in Nicaragua. They always find me!!


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    • leggypeggy / Feb 26 2018 10:16 pm

      I’d have more cats, but I’m allergic to them. I got used to Spook!


  28. derrickjknight / Feb 26 2018 9:38 pm

    Such efforts to find her. Mind you, Poor John doesn’t look too enamoured 🙂

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  29. Chris Riley / Feb 27 2018 10:53 am

    Your story has me in tears as I remember our little Fuji. Spook looks so much like her, a foster cat who decided she wanted us and no-one else. She was a brindle with yellow rimmed eyes, one of which was milky white. She had been captured with several kittens, all starving and delivered to the cat haven. The kittens were re-homed easily. My job was to get the mother cat socialised and ready for re-homing also. She was the ugliest cat, but had the sweetest nature. We named her Fuji after the Apple (also known as the ugly Apple). She hated everyone except us. In fact any visitors we has rarely saw her as she’d hide whenever anyone was around. But she’d run to greet us when we entered the house. Her story didn’t have Spooks happy 21 year old ending though….. sad!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 27 2018 1:23 pm

      Sorry to hear Fuji didn’t have a happy 21-year-old ending, but at least she had a family she adored. Our love is the best thing we can give pets, along with shelter and food.


  30. Sy S. / Feb 27 2018 11:40 am

    Nice story! “A Home is Not a Home without a Pet!”

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  31. Curt Mekemson / Feb 27 2018 12:40 pm

    A fun story, Peggy. It reminds me of Animal Couriers, one of my followers (may be yours as well) who is always transporting pets around from country to country so that they can keep up with their owners. Like the attack cat portion. My cat Rasputin was like that in Liberia. He’d hide out in clumps of grass and charge out at the local dogs when they dared to pass by. 🙂 –Curt

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 27 2018 1:55 pm

      Spook was horrible to Astro, but she and Bella were the best of mates. Perhaps I should get in the animal courier business.


      • Curt Mekemson / Feb 28 2018 12:09 pm

        I really like the Animal Courier folks, Peggy. They also transport lots of homeless animals for free and help them find homes. Good folks. –Curt

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      • leggypeggy / Feb 28 2018 12:17 pm

        Thanks for that Curt.


  32. Catnip Blog / Feb 27 2018 2:29 pm

    LEggy P.
    Love the story. Can Peggy and I repost on CATNIP (with a link back to your blog of course)?

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  33. paolsoren / Feb 27 2018 7:32 pm

    I just love stories about cats and dogs that find their way home. Or the ones that sit on tucker boxes.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 27 2018 8:32 pm

      I hope you know the dog didn’t sit on the tucker box. Add an ‘h’ to sat and you’ll know why the guy was so upset.


      • paolsoren / Feb 27 2018 8:40 pm

        Now don’t you go telling the truth about our most outrageous myths.

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      • leggypeggy / Feb 27 2018 8:50 pm

        Okay, I’ll resist. For the moment.


  34. Sartenada / Feb 27 2018 8:05 pm

    How enjoyable story to read. Once we had a cat that disappeared for a couple of months. Then it came back and showed us that she love us. Happy end!

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 27 2018 8:33 pm

      Oh wow, what a great story. So good to know your cat found its way home.


  35. chattykerry / Feb 28 2018 4:27 am

    What a wonderful tale, Peggy. I knew you had to be a secret cat lover – all the best people are…😻 We only ever have animals that turn up on our doorstep and even posted Katniss’s picture all over the neighborhood in case she was a lost pet. Our three Egyptian cats were the reason why took a posting in Houston (now permanent) – we didn’t have to worry about them in quarantine. Texas has more rabies than Egypt. One of our old cats went missing for days but had been run over and concussed under the neighbor’s hen house. She lived to 18. Spook has exactly the same eyes as Katniss.

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    • leggypeggy / Feb 28 2018 9:43 am

      So glad you liked the post. I think it was a post about your Egyptian cats that first took me took your blog. What a wonderful discovery.


  36. vagabondurges / Mar 1 2018 9:47 am

    I love it! And why doesn’t it surprise me that you have well-traveled and well-known pets?

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 1 2018 1:42 pm

      The current pets aren’t nearly so well-travelled.


  37. Osyth / Mar 1 2018 5:27 pm

    Peggy, I’m so sorry to bomb your timeline but I am having problems with my site. I saw a comment from you on my last post, read it, went to reply and accidentally deleted it 😟 I reinstated it but it is now not showing so I just wanted to thank you and assure you that I am not ignoring you nor being rude – just inept! Have a super-lovely day and speak very soon xx

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 1 2018 6:12 pm

      No worries. I can still see the comment, but we know plenty of weird stuff happens on WordPress.

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  38. jeanleesworld / Mar 1 2018 9:40 pm

    I’ve never been a cat person, but the relationships between cats and dogs have always fascinated me. I’m so happy this adventure had a happy ending! And somehow, with this cat’s smarts, I’m not surprised the little bugger learned bridge. It is a thinking game, after all. 😉 xxxxxxxxxxxxxxx

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 1 2018 10:07 pm

      When bridge was at my house in Rangoon, Spook often sat on Loretta’s lap and studied the cards. I wish I had a pic of the time she reached out to take a trick with her paw. You’d have liked Spook. She was very doggy.

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      • jeanleesworld / Mar 1 2018 10:09 pm

        She sounds like it! I had to catsit for a neighbor once as a kid. Neighbors kind of forgot to tell us how crazy their cats were. One leapt at my face with claws out, aaaaand I’ve never been a cat person since.
        Dumb lion cat.

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      • leggypeggy / Mar 1 2018 10:13 pm

        I can see why you’re not a cat person. Very inconsiderate of the neighbours to omit critical info.


  39. Lynz Real Cooking / Mar 2 2018 3:00 am

    Wow what a story Peggy! In the first picture her name really suits her!

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 2 2018 8:23 am

      I remember when I first got her. She tormented my feet all night and when I’d look up all I could see was those eyes. I remember saying ‘why you little spook’ and a cat was named.

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  40. Antonia / Mar 2 2018 12:55 pm

    What an awesome story! I love how it made the papers! Spook made quite an impact.

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  41. Brenda / Mar 3 2018 6:07 am

    Spook sure knew what she was doing when she picked you out as her owner. I’m glad that you shared her story with us.

    Liked by 1 person

    • leggypeggy / Mar 3 2018 8:58 am

      You are most welcome. Clearly Spook had no plans to be a farm cat all her life.


  42. Claremary P. Sweeney / Mar 11 2018 6:36 am

    Roxie Dammit asked me to read this post to her twice and now she wants me to learn how to play Bridge.

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  43. barkinginthedark / Mar 14 2018 9:32 am

    “… that I’ve also been owned by cats.” so true, so true. cats are the only animals that domesticated themselves…the old saying “dogs have owners, cats have staff.” is soooo true. can you tell i love cats? continue…

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    • leggypeggy / Mar 14 2018 12:33 pm

      I once read that cats are like “tiny little people in cheap fur coats”.


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