by Stazia DiMarca
LuLu gets what she wants
My Siamese, LuLu, is one of the cleverest cats I have met in my entire life. She loves to chat and can win the heart of even the meanest of cat-haters. When I needed to find an apartment and FAST, it seemed no one wanted me to move in because I came with a cat.
Everyone told me that I should give her back to her breeder or put her up for adoption so I could find somewhere. I refused! There's no way I'm giving up a pet just to accommodate anyone else. I finally ended up lying to my landlady, saying I have no cats, so I could move in a nice, spacious apartment.
A few months down the road, my landlady gave me a surprise visit. She had been in the area and wanted to see how my furnace was working since it had been acting up. I was diligent in making sure my place didn't smell of cat, and at first she didn't notice a thing. Not until LuLu strutted in and let out one of her Siamese meows of "Reet!"
Of course my landlady was upset. "I said no cats." she began, and told me that she hates how cats scratch and stink up the apartments. I was afraid she would evict me, until LuLu hopped up on the arm of my chair and just stared at her with those big blue eyes. My landlady hesitantly patted her head, and LuLu gave what I call 'dreamy eyes' as if that was the best pat she ever received.
My landlady realized I was doing a good job of keeping the apartment clean and fresh smelling. She never smelled litter in the past, and nothing was all clawed and beaten up.
In the end LuLu and I got to stay, though I had to pay a deposit. But it's because of LuLu's charm that we didn't get in to any more trouble.