A Father’s Day Tribute to Zee!
Once upon a time, a long, long, long time ago in 2005, way before high quality photos and knowledge of the Internet and blogs, there was a kitten named Zee who was still so young that he had not yet grown into his full, fluffy mancoat. For the most part, he was a happy and content cat, sharing his days with his older feline family members, some boring humans, and a dog. Because he was an active and curious sort of fellow, eventually his older feline family members got tired of his bold and obnoxious kitten ways, the dog ignored him, and while the humans were well intentioned, they were no substitute for a cat’s company and he longed for a younger kitten playmate to share his pent up energy with.
Being that the human’s loved Zee very much, they sensed he needed a friend and that is when they decided a new kitten would be the perfect addition to their household and decided to adopt a Bengal kitten, which the female human had wanted for many years. The instant that they brought the kitten home, they just knew the name Zoey would suit her personality and Zee feel instantly, head over heels in love with her.
The love story of Zee and Zoey was one of profound and epic proportions. So much so that a book was written about it. However, as sometimes can happen with young love, surprises occur and low and behold, much to the significant displeasure of Zee, he found himself a father and no longer a carefree cat enjoying unbridled adventures with his beloved. His beloved was now a mature, responsible, and VERY BUSY cat who barely had a minute to pass even the quickest of glances at him and he was NOT HAPPY!!
Now, as kittens have a tendency to do, they get deep under your skin, to the very core of your heart and soul and you fall deeply, madly in love with them. Which Zee did. He was the father of four kittens – Mia, Peanut, Rolz, and Zeuss – and all of a sudden it clicked with him that he was a father and those were his children. And so here we are, 4 years later and Zee still loves his children very much and they adore him. And then there came Kizmet – another son enters the family. Not by blood, but Zee has taken to him just as much and is ever the father to him as well.
So, dear boy Zee – Happy Father’s Day! You are an incredible Daddy Cat and so dearly loved and cherished by your family – both feline and human!! And Happy Father’s Day from all of us at Zee & Zoey’s to all of you wonderful Dads out there – whether human, furry, scales, fins, or whatever!!!