The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #1452110
Posted By: Bat Goddess
04-Apr-05 - 06:57 PM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Current cat population is sort of four. Mortimer, my big orange and white lug (not fat, but big) is our oldest. He'll be 11 in a couple days and spent his early days in a household full of people allergic to cats. He's also diabetic and requires special food and feeding and needs to be "insulated" twice a day. Sabine was 3 when she joined us shortly after 9-11. She's the product of a broken home, but I was thrilled to have a black cat again. She's almost all black with just a wee white star on her chest. She's also the best huntress of the bunch -- we call her Sheena Queen of the Jungle. We were rudely awakened the other morning about a half hour before the alarm was due to go off by her crunching on a (by now quite dead) flying squirrel smack in the middle of the bed. I didn't really think that was an improvement on stepping on the really nasty bits when I get out of bed.

Then there's Creamsicle and Banjo, the two ferals. I'm not sure if I count them. They're almost 5 years old and still won't let "The Giants" (Curmudgeon and I) pet them or catch them. They'll be inside cats until I can catch them and get them to the vet to be spayed, but our house is one big cat cave and the catching hasn't been good. I did actually have Creamsicle eat a treat from my fingers the other day, but she still runs whenever we walk into the room. No brains. I think they're descended from a long line of cousins. I KNOW they're many many generations feral.

Linn