This post is in memory of our cat Goldie April 1994 – August 2007
Goldie was “everyone’s cat” and was as close to human as a cat could be. Nobody ever stepped foot in this house without having met Goldie. She had her own seat at the dinner table, spot on the couch and can be seen in every home video!. She was also very much the Alpha animal and put the dog and all the other cats in their place. We enjoyed watching the pecking order at the food dish – nobody would dare eat before “The Big Meow.” Is she wanted you to pet her – she would sit just out of your arm’s reach in order to make you move. She trained us all to turn the faucet water on for her with a meow.
It has been a little over 24 hours since her passing and I can already see an amazing change in the animal dynamics in the house. The dog seems a little depressed even though he would be all smiley and hyper and Goldie would not hesitate to swat him across the faces and say STFU you annoying and disgusting animal! The cats that didn’t approach the bed when she was on it – are now moving into her spots. She was like the Godkitty and the others came and kissed her ring each day. She was a leader, but I can bet you she wouldn’t have taken a truckload of Science Diet for personal favors.
As I watch the dynamics change in this house, with the leader gone, I wonder how much this state will change after elections in October? This corruption thing is getting old – fast! Who will want to do business or give us money when we are so tarnished. Everyone should live their life each day thinking, “would God, my mother and my boss” approve of what am I doing?
If you hold a public office in this state and have done something questionable (there are also many good ones out there) for the sake of helping your fellow Louisianans – make up a bogus excuse and leave now! I would also like to suggest that the first order of business for our new Governor, is to offer a one week period for any public official to step down with immunity from prosecution. If they don’t step down and are found guilty of something afterwards – no mercy!!! This may prevent any more political embarrassments for this state. Goldie may have had power, but she preached ethics. MEOW!!!
(c/p at NOLA.com)