Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer

Be Forewarned, I am a Fey and Quixotic Creative Writer
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Wednesday, April 30, 2014

Jonah the Siamese Cat

Jonah joined our family in 1971.  It was the year prior to the big flood in the fingerlakes.  My father named him.  My father liked to name our pets after characters in the bible.  I do not recall Jonah being swallowed up by a carp and  spit out during the storms of 1972, though!  Jonah was a Siamese cat.  We had Jonah for many many years.  I was the only person who ever mentioned it, but I thought Jonah had facial features that resembled Roddy McDowel.

We spent entire summers at our cottage on Keuka Lake.  At the end of one summer after we packed the station wagon all up, Jonah was nowhere to be found.  He was left alone at Keuka Lake with no family for two weeks.  I am pretty sure that we left food out.  We had family friends that lived about a half mile south from us on the bluff.  I was visiting my girl friend there and out of the woods walks Jonah.  I know we had never brought Jonah to our friends house, but he knew where he might find us.

He had spent the two weeks on his own and he was eager to show off his survival skills.  He jumped up into the air and caught a dragon fly and ate it.  He had also become quite the fisherman, able to catch minnows out of the lake.

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