My First Pet.

I was raised on a farm, but it was a dry farm and we never had animals.  My first pet was a cat because they were easy to take care of and my mom liked them more than dogs.  Hyas Puss Puss (Aboriginal for Cougar) was a half siamese male.  He had the gorgeous siamese colouring, but not their delicacy.  He was strong and muscular.  I loved him.  He wasn't neutered, so he spent most of his time outside roaming the countryside.  To this day, all the cats in my farming community are part siamese, all thanks to Hyas.  

He would talk as though he were carrying on a conversation, responding to your comments with very expressive meows.  He caught mice and rats and birds like there was no tomorrow.  He had a tendency to fall asleep in the garbage bin.  Hyas was the awesomest cat and he was totally and completely all mine.  As a child I spent most of my summers away from home.  Hyas would disappear the day I left (out making kittens and bullying the local tom cats), but the day I came home from wherever I was he would be on the deck waiting for me.  

No cat will ever live up to the standard set by Hyas.


Alliya Alliya
31-35, F
3 Responses Feb 13, 2010

Oh, and don't try giving me a hard time for something that happened more than twenty years ago. I was just a kid, for crying out loud. It's not as though the cats I have now aren't neutered.

Not in a farming community. In a farming community cats are much loved and essential for keeping down the pests.

Very irresponsible not getting him desexed. A male can sire 11,000 offspring in his life time !