Sep 8, 2008

Cattitude Monday - Introducing....

You may have noticed if you read my blog on a regular basis (and I hope that you do) that I've neglected the "Cattitude Monday" feature for a few weeks now.  Sometimes I just don't seem to find the time to get an entry in or I don't have a card made etc...but I will try to post as often as I can when I have something to post.
This week I am featuring some photo's of our cats.  This first picture is an Introduction to,  "Mystery Kitty."
Last winter when it was cold and we actually had snow on the ground we noticed paw prints going into our back storage shed.  I got the idea to leave food and see if it would be eaten.  Sure enough it was but we never saw who was eating the food so we named the cat, "Mystery Kitty."  Eventually we discovered who the cat was and decided to just keep the name as it fits him.  He seems to be sadly a "homeless" cat that wanders the neighborhood looking for food where ever he can find it.  Lately we've started leaving food for him on my mom's front porch and he's decided that our house is the house to come to for his meals now as he knows he's going to get fed regularly.  He's becoming a bit braver now as he use to run every time he saw you but now he'll come up on the porch and eat while you are standing there.  He got close enough to me the other day that I thought I would try and pet him.  BIG mistake,  I ended up with some nice puncture wounds in my wrist for my efforts.  He also doesn't like his picture taken and runs when he sees the camera.  I managed to get this photo of him hiding in the back fence.  I really like it as it shows his wisdom and it gives him the air of "mystery" that his adopted name suggests.  It always makes me sad when people get pets and then don't take care of them or dump them off somewhere to fend for themselves like this old cat has to do.  I feel better knowing though that he's getting fed now and hopefully someday he'll trust me enough to allow some human contact.

Here we have Callie-Jo who decided that Coleen's little toy doll carrier was the perfect place for a nice little "cat nap."  Doesn't she look sweet.  Lastly there is an very UNUSUAL cat in our house at times.  This one look suspicious like our little granddaughter, Coleen (she loves pretending she is either a cat or a dog) she won't even talk to you when she's in pet mode.  She either meows or barks at you.  Her she's of course getting a drink of water from the cat's water bowl.  (She put her own water in the bowl incase your freaking out about her drinking out of the bowl after the cats have drank in it.)

1 comment:

Elena said...

Thank you for sharing this story, Ida! You have the kindest heart! Looks like this cat is not only Mystery but also very Smart! It is also makes me feel very sad when people don't take about the pets... But because of people like you it makes the life of those pets happier and easier. Thank you, Ida, for sharing this story and very cute pictures!