was Fats Domino in love with a cat?

I’m walkin’, yes indeed
And I’m talkin’ about you and me
I’m hopin’ that you’ll come back to me, yeah

(lyrics from I’m Walkin by Dave Bartholomew/Antoine Domino)

Carport Kitty spied on morning walk today

under Neighbor John’s truck

Carport Kitty has been a no show in our carport for the past couple of days which is always worrisome for the Alarmist in me, but this morning I saw her in one of her favorite spots under Neighbor John’s truck. Neighbor John is the creator of the cat bed and breakfast where stray cats spend the night during cold weather – I am always happy to see CK in John’s driveway as I walk past even though she rarely acknowledges my overtures of good will.

In the interim, whether sent as an ambassador by Carport Kitty or just another entrepreneur looking for food, this cat visited yesterday afternoon at CK’s feeding time.

yellow cat

I made this mistake.

not a full meal, mind you – not Fancy Feast – just snack

Later in the afternoon Bully Cat and a small black cat were seen running for cover out of our carport when Pretty and I opened the kitchen door to leave for the Gamecock women’s basketball game last night. (We crushed Kansas State to remain undefeated.)

But why is Carport Kitty so fickle?

I’m lonely as I can be
I’m waiting for your company
I’m hoping that you’ll come back to me

Okay, Antoine better known to me as Fats, you must have been in love with a stray cat. I totally get it.

Carport Kitty


Stay safe, stay sane, get vaccinated and please stay tuned.

About Sheila Morris

Sheila Morris is a personal historian, essayist with humorist tendencies, lesbian activist, truth seeker and speaker in the tradition of other female Texas storytellers including her paternal grandmother. In December, 2017, the University of South Carolina Press published her collection of first-person accounts of a few of the people primarily responsible for the development of LGBTQ organizations in South Carolina. Southern Perspectives on the Queer Movement: Committed to Home will resonate with everyone interested in LGBTQ history in the South during the tumultuous times from the AIDS pandemic to marriage equality. She has published five nonfiction books including two memoirs, an essay compilation and two collections of her favorite blogs from I'll Call It Like I See It. Her first book, Deep in the Heart: A Memoir of Love and Longing received a Golden Crown Literary Society Award in 2008. Her writings have been included in various anthologies - most recently the 2017 Saints and Sinners Literary Magazine. Her latest book, Four Ticket Ride, was released in January, 2019. She is a displaced Texan living in South Carolina with her wife Teresa Williams and their dogs Spike, Charly and Carl. She is also Naynay to her two granddaughters Ella and Molly James who light up her life for real. Born in rural Grimes County, Texas in 1946 her Texas roots still run wide and deep.
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10 Responses to was Fats Domino in love with a cat?

  1. Wayside Artist says:

    I can’t help but think of a commercial from long enough ago I can’t remember what they were advertising, but the cat-ch phrase was, “Boss. We have cats!!” Now with that new lesbian owned cafe on the street, Neighbor John’s guests enjoy dining out.

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  2. JosieHolford says:

    I did tell you that there would be others!
    Congratulations on your many blessings.

    Liked by 2 people

    • You did, indeed, warn me, Josie. Sigh. Oh, well.
      Don’t tell Pretty but I have grown fond of Carport Kitty and her cohort.

      Liked by 1 person

      • JosieHolford says:

        Of course you have! It is the perversity of cats – and their refusal to be servile and follow orders – that makes them so endearing. But cats without home anchors do lead difficult lives and these cats are lucky to have found you.

        “Yellow cat “looks like a most interesting item.

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      • “yellow cat” is apparently according to my more knowledgable cat loving friends really an “orange tabby” Hahaha. My eyesight isn’t what it used to be, or maybe it is!


  3. Hahaha! Spot on Sheila…

    Liked by 1 person

  4. You’re in trouble now, Sheila!

    Liked by 1 person

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