Around our home we have a couple of pets who keep us entertained and sometimes keep our feet warm on a cold night. As they are cats they also help keep our previously mouse infested home somewhat less covered in mouse dirt. The first cat we got was found through an ad on Kijiji. The owners were moving to a new home that wouldn’t accommodate their 3 cats so they were giving them away. The other two had already found their new homes when we went to meet “Kaley”. While there we happened to notice a sign on a door in their home. “Please keep bathroom door closed or cat will poop in shower”. Hmm this could be interesting we thought. After we brought the cat home we didn’t really feel the name Kaley suited her. Krista and I couldn’t help but notice the cat’s well fed girth so she ended up with the nickname Chub Chub. Eventually that was shortened to CC and that’s been her name ever since. Oh, and yes, she is the cat that poops in the shower… once in a while when she feels the need to let us know she isn’t pleased.
A few years later we were visiting Krista’s parent’s farm where they have a continuous stream of new barn cats being born at any given time. This particular visit there was a litter that included a little gray runt with a funny high pitched meow. The barn cats are often given table scraps to eat and one day while we were there a plate covered in bacon grease was left out for the cats. The little gray one decided that a good roll on the plate was what she needed and for weeks following she smelled like bacon. On our next trip down to visit we decided to take that little cat home and she’s been known as Bacon ever since.
So there you have it, the story of CC and Bacon, the cats of Oslicken Acres.