Oh, Tinker, where’d you go?

September 19, 2012


Here’s proof that I wasn’t lying when I talked about my junior-high self. Look at those glasses. That giant mouth full of metal. Oh wait – you can’t see it because I never opened my mouth. That’s right, I remember it now.

Anyway, here is Tinker, the only male cat we ever had. He was a good cat for the most part, except for the fact that he kept peeing/spraying behind the rocker in the living room. I remember my mom getting so, so mad about it, and I couldn’t fathom how she could be so irate over my widdle sweetums Tinker.

He was huge!

I get it, Mom. Right there with you, several decades later. My kittens haven’t had any accidents yet, but I believe they would become outside kitties in a heartbeat should that start happening.

Tinker ‘ran away’ sometime later. I have my suspicions, but my parents are sticking to the story to this day.

That’s solidarity, man.

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Lauren Sommerer is a preschool teacher who likes to build prototypes, grow cats, cook things once, save money, reduce, reuse and recycle.

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7 Responses to “Oh, Tinker, where’d you go?”

  1. Brad Said on:

    Tinker is GIANT! Or were you just really small?


  2. Deborah Said on:

    I had those glasses and a mouth full of metal, too. But I had shorter hair. And a friend gave me stick-on initials (my initials) to put on my glasses. I was way cool after I put those on. And since my glasses were so huge, the initials did not impede my line of sight.


  3. Mark Said on:

    I was watching TV while laying on the living room carpet one day when that boy -- that CAT -- walked up and sprayed me in the face.

    There were no tears shed from my eyes when he went missing.

    The other individual in that photo is a source of deep love and admiration.


  4. Peggy Said on:

    Holy cow cat! I believe that is the biggest cat I’ve ever seen….well, not counting the cats at the zoo!

    And he certainly looks sweet in that picture. I guess it’s because he’s being held by someone who truly love him.


  5. Beth Said on:

    Someday, maybe you’ll be saying the same about PB… 😉


  6. michelle Said on:

    Went Missing?? I think he got stuck somewhere!


  7. Jane Sommerer Said on:

    He is pretty enough that he may have adopted another family. I am with Mark, if ever a cat sprayed me I would not miss him. You were cute as could be though Lauren.


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