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Friday, 24 February 2012
The Uninvited Guest
He really is a little devil, getting too big for his pussy-boots. He's far younger (a couple of years?) than Blackso and Noodles, though he's growing rapidly, not least with the help of the extra feeds he's getting from me.
He thinks he's the boss. When the other two are sleeping he'll creep up to them and suddenly give them a wallop, as though testing that they're still alive. Also, he'll jump onto them when they're walking away or if he is the one who's sleeping, as he does quite often in my flat, when one of the others want to pass by him he'll wake up and, without hesitation, give them a smack - just to assert his rule, I suppose. Naturally, I'm not exempted either from his little 'reminders'. I think my two are a bit frightened of him.
Only pity is that he's conspicuously still 'intact' (unlike my two) - and I don't suppose his owners are going to get him doctored now, which could well mean that he'll get more aggressive. But, as at present, all their antics just crease me up with their impromptu non-stop entertainment.
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Ours just swiped at the dog and gave her a nice scratch across the nose. It's about time, since the dog tries to bite the cat at each encounter. I always wonder what Bert the cat does when he's out and about. Perhaps he's endearing himself to the neighbors?ReplyDelete
Yes, Walt. Cat claws can be a nasty in-built weapon - and they are often used without their owner being aware of their effect, like when Blackso is sleeping on my lap and, in stirring, stretches his claws out and digs them in on my thigh. Owwwww!Delete
The whereabouts and activities of cats out on the prowl are a never-ending mystery - though I do wish mine wouldn't come back with a 'gift' for me of poor, half-dead, little bird. But thankfully that's rare.
Aww, how adorable :-)ReplyDelete
Your positive response gladdens me, Cubby.Delete
This brought on a chuckle when I saw 'Ginger' and then the pronoun 'he.' Sometimes I wonder if all the things that they do is just to amuse us. This morning, my little girl gave one of the boys a swat and like you, I get non-stop entertainment. And pat yourself on the back, you took some wonderful pictures.ReplyDelete
Paul, part of the enjoyment of watching cats is that they seem to take everything that comes by them so seriously. It all needs investigation or putting in its place. I don't think there's anything that can lift my spirits quicker when I'm down in the dumps than watching cats react to each other - as long as it's not downright hostility.Delete
Btw I have LOTS more pussy-pictures but don't like to post them all. One can have too much of a good thing.
Very cute! Although very irresponsible of Ginger's owners not to neuter him!ReplyDelete
Yes, if Ginger already sees himself as 'king of the castle' when young, what's he going to be like when he's a fully-matured adult. Headaches to come? Could be.Delete
I love it! Oh how I wish Bill liked cats so we could have a few. The only way I get my "cat fix" is to visit friends and neighbors. You have a lovely pair here Ray. Cats that is. Good post! I'm forwarding it to my friend Larry. He will like this. He also had an "uninvited guest" arrive at his doorstep a few years back. Even in the snow, "Hobo" (which is what he called him) would sit and look inside the screen door. Of course eventually Lar left him in on a trial basis. Hobo has been there ever since. Cats usually get their way. That's what I love about them!ReplyDelete
'Cat fix' - I like that and you are SO right, Ron. I get grumpy when I haven't stroked a cat for some time so for the last few years it's been really marvellous having them as company.Delete
Btw: Since you are a relatively newcomer to my blog you won't know that these are not only the first cats I've had (at least since I was a boy with my family) but that both of them weren't mine originally. They both decided to move in with me after leaving their (separate) respective homes on this same road. Blackso came about 11 years ago, Noodles about three years later. Attempts to get them to move back - even by physically taking them back in a basket - were futile, so we all gave up. They both know that I'm a big softie and will give them all that they want, whenever they want it, so their decision was absolute. As you say, when they're determined to get their way there's no saying "No!". Luckily both came ready house-trained - as also is Ginger, actually.
Glad you liked them. (I don't know how anyone can NOT be a cat-lover!)
Same here Ray, how can anyone note be a cat lover? They give me so much pleasure. Unfortunately Bill doesn't like cats. He said he would leave me if I ever got a cat. I did tell you we didn't have much in common didn't I? I love him though.Delete
I love cats too. I would love to stroke one right now.
Well Ron, if I was living with someone who threatened to leave if I got a cat my response would be - "So leave then!". But I speak as someone who has never lived with anyone (apart from my family). I can well understand your own frustration, though.Delete
awwwwwwwww, pretty kitties all! :-)ReplyDelete
That's what I like to hear, A.M. I'll tell them of your admiration - and I know they'll thank you for it.Delete
Is he the one having yellow-white fur? They are so cute!ReplyDelete
Yes, Tai, that's the little scamp - though now he's not so little despite his being years younger than my own two. I won't be surprised if he gets to be as big as both of them together.Delete
It's the Neighborhood Cat Watch meeting!ReplyDelete
This is just the half of it, Bob. Apart from Ginger here joining with the two 'residents', I'm currently having ANOTHER THREE pussies coming through my window - though they just come in to scoff anything that's left out and then depart straight away, which is as it should be.Delete
Oh those cats!ReplyDelete
Well, it all is in their job description, they are only doing their duty!
And MY 'duty' is to keep them happy, Dr Spo. What a life! (Both theirs and mine.)ReplyDelete