Flash the cat
became a member of our family in March, 1991. We were in Columbus,
Ohio for a year while Greg was being treated medically and undergoing behavior
modification therapy at Ohio State University Hospital. We were living
in an apartment complex while Greg was receiving outpatient therapy.
One day Greg and another boy came to the door with a very young kitten.
Greg was very excited and begged me to let him keep it. The last
thing that I needed at that particular point was a kitten to care for;
so I told the boys that they would have to talk with the boy's father and
make sure that the kitten was old enough to leave its mother. I thought
that I was going to win this one; I was wrong. The boys came back
a few minutes later and informed me that Greg could keep the kitten.
As it turned out, the kitten was too young to eat kitten food and was in
fact sick. At least she used her litter box. I cooked rice
in chicken broth for her to eat and spent a small fortune on vet. bills.
Flash adapted very quickly to living with us. She got used to Greg's
loud voice and learned how to keep out of his way.
Flash got her
name because she was so fast. She could and still can get from point
"a" to point "b" without being seen. Sometimes we could see an orange
blur go by. One can hear her because she sounds like she has boots
on, even on carpet. I don't know how she does it.
OUR FAMILY GROWS
I had to put Flash on Greg's lap and quickly take