The Mudcat Café TM
Thread #24300   Message #1452487
Posted By: Bat Goddess
05-Apr-05 - 08:00 AM
Thread Name: How many Mudcats have cats!?
Subject: RE: How many Mudcats have cats!?
They were born under a house a few towns away -- from a loooooooooong line of ferals. Resident of house snagged the kittens an brought them inside and snagged mama and got her some veterinary care including, I think, spaying. Heather kept a male and female kitten and I ended up with two females. What we've discovered is that they have each other and have no need (so they think) for the other cats (although both, especially Banjo, are fond of Mortimer) or for "The Giants". After all, all we do is feed them, entice them with treats, give them shelter and a warm place to sleep, a reasonably clean litter box, etcet etcet. Banjo can sometimes be "caught" if she's sleeping on the bed. She hates being petted and glares at me. Once she caught herself purring, but immediately forgot about it. A couple years ago I snuck up on Creamsicle and actually got to rub her behind the ears and under the chin for a few minutes -- before she realized what was happening and bolted. She's got the biggest purr of them all. And she's the one who sits at the foot of the bed, staring wide-eyed while I pet Mort or Sabine, looking as if she's thinking, "I'd really like you to do that to me provded you can do it without touching me."

Sometimes they act as if they have fur fer brains.

Sigh.

My vet suggested a Hav-a-Heart trap, but all that would catch is Mortimer. Food is not a lour for them. And they won't eat at all if anybody else is in the room (even ignoring them).

Linn