Every cat person has a story from how you came to own your first cat to the way she greets you at the door every day and is always there for you and now you have a place to share the once-in-a-lifetime events and everyday moments that make your relationship unique. From now until July 31, you can participate in the Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project Contest by submitting your cat relationship story at www.yourcatstory.com.
I’ve had a few cats in my lifetime and one of them lived to drive me crazy. I was visiting my mom on one of my college breaks and she found a wild cat under her house so she took him in. I can’t quite remember why she didn’t want to keep him, I think it was because she tried to give him to my grandmother and well that didn’t work out well, so she ended up with him again. The cat, we named him Lucky, my grandmother did because she said he was lucky to be alive after he scratched her really bad. Anyway, he was ADORABLE, he had the softest fur, mostly white and he had a lot of attitude. I really think he was just afraid of people, and like my mom, after seeing him, I took him in as a project for myself. I knew I could turn him into a nice calm cat. I took him to his new home and he darted straight into my room and didn’t come out. As time went on he started to get to know my roommates and friends at night, but he wouldn’t get close to any of them. He only came out at night. And when I wanted to go to bed he really started to have fun. I’m not sure if maybe he was just trying to get revenge on me for taking him from under my mother’s house. He would get on top of my dresser and knock things off. He would play with my hair, and, I had this lamp that was touch sensitive. I never thought his paws would be able to activate it. It would be on every morning. I thought I was going crazy, so I finally decided that I had to test it out. Yep, his paws activated the lamp. No matter how crazy he made me, we bonded, he was my cat, and he was way too cute to stay mad at.
The Purina Cat Chow Real Stories Project is a nationwide search to find, showcase and celebrate cat stories that highlight the special relationships between cat people and their cats, as well as the many ways our cats are always there for us. Purina Cat Chow is asking you to share your story for an opportunity to be one of five grand prize winners who will each receive a $5,000 cash prize, a one year supply of Purina® Cat Chow® brand cat food for one cat, and have their cat relationship story told through a Purina Cat Chow brand online video.
Purina Cat Chow believes that someone should always be there for you and your cat. They want to be there for cat people as a supportive and dependable resource, and an insightful champion for the relationship cats and owners share.
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