I am Sneakers the Texian Tuxedo.
Regular readers of this blog know the story, but for first time visitors let me introduce myself in the best way I know how...
"Over the past 160 years there has always been what became known as the Texian Tuxedo, born in a year soon after the previous one went to Rainbow Bridge. This feline, always male, seemed to live during times when interesting, even important, events in Texas history occurred, even possibly playing a role in such events.
These cats, all male, were all independent, curious, strong-willed and opinionated; storytellers, poets and passers on of news from the human and feline worlds wherever they went. None made their homes among humans, at least not permanently, always finding some reason to move on.
The last one died in early 1998.
A lot has happened in this state, since, yet no successor was born, leaving felinity assembled in TX to wonder…."
That, dear reader, brings us to me, #9 in the lineage, and, if you are curious, the rest of the story.
Rains, hail, snow, tornadoes, hurricanes, heat, drought, oh my!
Houston was built on swamp land with bayous and rivers rushing to the coast, from all directions, throughout what became Harris County and its neighboring counties.
It had been several years since a seriously damaging storm paid the region a visit.
Then came Memorial Day, specifically the period of time from 8pm Monday night through 4am Tuesday morning.
Elvira Mistress of Felinity, Daddy Kiril and me didn't get much in the way of napping and snoozing done; we were lucky that was all we lost as many humans in the region suffered damaged property and injuries...a few even lost their lives.