As kids, we learned this song at 4-H camp. One of the counselors would sing the verses and the kids would join in on the chorus very loudly. My sister and I were singing this song last week on the phone as I told her about our cat who came back.
Oh, the cat came back, the very next day.
The cat came back, they thought he was a goner.
The cat came back, he just wouldn't stay away, away, away.
Well, the cat came back. Her Majesty Ruthie was adopted for a whole two months. But. The cat came back. Today.
She's a wonderful cat, really. But she is Siamese. And if that doesn't mean anything to you, you've never been around a Siamese cat for any length of time. They are not like other cats. There is a very good reason that I refer to her as "Her Majesty." She thinks that she rules the roost.
Siamese cats are very vocal and they need more attention than most cats. They also like to be solo cats, unless they have been raised with another cat.
As a single person, a Siamese cat was a great choice. Now, married and with a strong-willed child, a high-maintenance pet is not a good fit. She needs a new home. But the cat came back.
She would be perfect for a retired person or couple who stay home a lot. Or for someone who understands that Siamese are different than other cats.
If you know of someone who can adopt Her Majesty Ruthie, please let me know! I don't want to be singing this song again. The cat came back.