Pets Amore: A Pet Love Story Contest

Post image for Fence Cat

Fence Cat

Submitted by mom Liz

As ‘Lil Baby was off teaching English to Asians, the polydactyl mew child he didn’t know existed, but was most definitely a progenitor of, was mew mew mewing her way onto the hairball stained couch on the porch of 3*23 Webster street. Fence Cat could not, and would not, allow this. ‘Urhhh Urhhh,’ she groaned, timidly, shrugging her saliva clumped fur. She was not a bad cat. But on this porch, where our lovers meet, her life alone was, and had to be, the only way for any cat to be.

Six Toed Cat (‘Lil Baby’s half-grown kitten), otherwise, and from this point on to be known as ‘Lil Twerp, was growing beautifully, with buttermilk locks never before seen on this side of Broadway Ave., but hadn’t picked up her father’s sense of modesty (as he has been off teaching English to Asians for the short duration of her existence). The chase was slow. ‘Lil Twerp walked slowly toward Fence Cat, as Fence Cat walked slowly away, both keeping pace at point 1 mph, nothing more, nothing less. *At this point it is important to note that Fence Cat was de-clawed by an owner who then abandoned her to streets that are roamed by at least ten very large Garfields, not to mention a very dangerous bicycle boulevard.

For five days ‘Lil Twerp lurked the porch; perhaps she’d heard of ‘Lil Baby’s everlasting devotion to the Fence Cat. Before ‘Lil Baby’s departure to Hong Kong, the two had almost become what in the cat world is called friends.

On the fifth day, Thursday, in the rain, ‘Lil Twerp sat on the fence, Fence Cat’s old abode. Fence Cat is a pretty cat but had recently gotten quite fat because Judy, the lady across the street, gave her too much food. On this occasion, however, her thickened frame gave her the proud presence of a beauty queen, and as she sat atop a busted speaker on the covered steps of the porch ‘Lil Twerp proceeded gradually to the couch, shivering with fur puff-balled into the air.

Pooor ‘Lil Twerp.

As we’ve said, Fence Cat was not a bad cat, and could not, and did not, let this poor little mew kitten go shivering in the cold.


‘Lil Baby: human
‘Lil Twerp: cat
‘Fence Cat: cat

As the winner of the Pets Amore Love Story Contest, Fence Cat was captured by Jennifer in a custom portrait!

Thanks everyone for your votes!

Read the other love stories...

{ 41 comments… read them below or add one }

Samul February 8, 2010 at 11:29 am

Haha funny cat so cuuteee.

Lil' Baby February 9, 2010 at 6:30 pm

This cat can really be there for you in the darkest and best of times. While the story above takes quite a few liberties (in the name of L.O.V.E., so it’s okay), it is mostly true.

Guy Bavli February 10, 2010 at 1:42 pm

i never knew much about, well, really anything, but little twurp, he was something else, anyway i didn’t bother to look him up in the directory since, i guess you could say, i had my paw already on the trigger. i got the snake in the mail. part of a sweepstakes or something. i get the shivers just thinking about. or i guess i got the shivers. anyways, the package had been torn in the mail, missing its tail, you know? but there was little twirp. of course! man i coulda socked him right there. i guess.

Chico February 10, 2010 at 3:32 pm


Janus February 10, 2010 at 3:59 pm

I like Guy’s story a lot. It adds mch to the love we all express everyday. I may not know or like fence cats but this little twirp seems ok by lil baby or lil anyone or that matter. I’ve lived here for 3 years now

Janus February 10, 2010 at 4:05 pm

I like Guy’s story a lot. It adds much to the love we all express everyday. I’ve lived here for 3 years now and I may not know or like fence cats but this little twirp seems ok by lil baby or guy for that matter.

torin February 10, 2010 at 4:06 pm

It’s true what they say, “Great cats are great fun.” Keep it up Neighbors!

Ken Houzzier February 11, 2010 at 12:01 am

As an ardent audiophile, I cannot vote for such flagrant flouting of a perfectly good woofer. Meow.

E. Oin February 11, 2010 at 12:26 am

What a wonderful story!

L.Barry James February 11, 2010 at 1:35 pm

I for one can not think of a more loveable, deserving animal to be immortalized in paint. You rock, Guinivere!

L.Barry James February 11, 2010 at 1:38 pm

The twerp ain’t so bad, neither!

Mack E.A. Velly February 11, 2010 at 3:05 pm

Quit horsin’ around and Vote For The Fence Cat!

Janus February 11, 2010 at 3:23 pm

Anyone got pic?

Mack E.A. Velly February 11, 2010 at 3:48 pm

Get off the fence! Vote For The Fence!

Judy February 11, 2010 at 6:15 pm

Ive known fence cat for 5+ yrs. and think that she deserves to WIN!!!
i’ve met many other pets, including ‘Weekend’ the horse and know that fence cat is the best of them all….honorable, sweet, soft, and cute as a kitten!!!

P.S. Elliot February 11, 2010 at 6:23 pm

Truely a wonderful and touching story of a girl and her fence cat. Good luck mom Liz! You deserve it!

Ken Houzzier February 11, 2010 at 8:05 pm

I just wanted to say that I’ve decided to vote for that cat which frequents edifices that are typically used to demarcate property lines. I feel sorry for the tweeter though.

Penelope February 12, 2010 at 12:29 am

Fence cat is the fenciest! You go Fence Cat!

jeff February 12, 2010 at 9:53 am

smelly fence cat rocks!

Lil dawg February 12, 2010 at 10:33 am

yo, get yo black ass outta her cuz dis story makes me gud exsited to read. fool… dis cat is da shiznit i showd my retarded cuzin dis an he was all lik oh… damn lil cody dis shit is dank …

Lisa Frank February 12, 2010 at 10:52 am

To Whom it May Concern,
I have been following each pet here with florescent fervour since day 1 of this adorable contest! Did you know that that is how I started my whole career? I was comissioned to do a neon rendition of my neighbors’ 7 Labrador puppies using only puffy paint and whip cream–the rest is obviously history.

Will you please give me copyright permission to begin my neon, hologrammic series with your pet, Fence Cat!

Weekend February 12, 2010 at 10:56 am

Hi fencecat, I lost ur# (sorry new phone). want to watch degrassi with me tonite? I got a stable and things for us to do later too. Att kept my # the same so just call me whenever

Jennifer February 12, 2010 at 11:27 am

Hi Lisa–
Please email me to discuss this. I’m glad you have been enjoying the contest. It has been a memorable week here at Van Gogh My Pet. Thanks!

D.N. Wild February 12, 2010 at 11:54 am

I let fence cat out of the basement this morning. I wooed this great pussy cat out with a bowl of Tricks cereal! She had been in our basement for +9 hours with no food, no lil twerp, and most importantly no more paparazzi hounding her about this Weekend Debacle.

Wayne Davis February 12, 2010 at 9:41 pm

I hope you guys aren’t keeping a cat in that house.

Kayla Hansen February 12, 2010 at 9:43 pm

wow! you people are rude! jokes about my story and my horse, writing rude comments! thats childish. not one of my friends or family said one thing on your page. i’m not one to give up, and at this point dont care so much as who wins this painting, we all know who the bigger person is!

Windy February 12, 2010 at 10:26 pm

you are all children. i think fence cat is probably a fine cat. but seriously you all need to get a readjustment.

wilshire February 12, 2010 at 10:29 pm

judy, Im not sure about the fence cat. He wasn’t a bad cat. I’m sure, but you are obviously in need of a family or friend or something…get a life!

ali bin ali kassim February 12, 2010 at 10:30 pm


Polan, Winston February 12, 2010 at 10:32 pm

There were times obviously when it seemed that weekend would win. But Im not sure if weekend will win anymore. i wish things had turned out differently…to say the least.

Jennifer February 12, 2010 at 10:55 pm

It is great to see so many votes. It is sad that all candidates can’t win. As we near this final stretch, let’s keep up our positive sportsmanship!!

Weekend February 12, 2010 at 11:04 pm

Go weekend!!!!

Weekend February 12, 2010 at 11:07 pm

We love you weekend!!!!

Lee February 12, 2010 at 11:49 pm

I like you fence cat, but things are getting emotional and I just voted for Weekend!!!!

Cheryl February 13, 2010 at 12:04 am

Who’s Judy? She must be a desperate housewife with NO LIFE!!!! OMG

The guy who took the picture February 13, 2010 at 12:25 am

No Cheryl, Judy’s just always elevated

The guy who took th e picture February 13, 2010 at 12:39 am

Fence cat has a heart arythmia I thought . Just like me. Ha ha.

E.S. Elliot February 13, 2010 at 3:50 am


Rowan February 13, 2010 at 8:50 am

Congratulations Fency! We voted for you!

ObsessedWithVGMP February 14, 2010 at 12:04 pm

Someone needs to donate a cat grooming for Fence Cat now that she is a celebrity.
I bet she would feel absolutely kittenish if she were cleaned up. Matted hair is very painful for cats.

Marion February 14, 2010 at 1:08 pm

As a Weekend supporter, I have always found Fence Cat annoying. No Weekend lead was big enough that Fence Cat wasn’t nipping at Weekend’s heels (or even ahead of Weekend for short periods)!

Now I really know how wily this Fence Cat is:

1. She became fat smoozing food off the lady across the way.
2. Taking advantage of Liz’s inherent good nature, she goaded Liz to enter her into this contest – also knowing somehow of Liz’s awesome creative writing abilities. (I fully believe that Liz would normally have supported Weekend.)
3. She made a bunch of innocent people (who would normally support Weekend) unwitting accomplices to pull off a down to the wire win!

My only solace is:
1. An abandoned cat with no claws has got to be wily.
2. She must really like Van Gogh!

Leave a Comment

Previous post:

Next post:

Watch as Lou comes alive Give a gift that will be cherished forever with a Van Gogh My Pet gift certificate.  Learn more looking for a great gift? Check out the Van Gogh My Pet Store!