Thursday, June 11, 2009

The Little Dude


By request: this is Popeye being held by my friend Diane. He's not quite a Russian blue but he's remarkably similar to my last cat Smokey who still lives at the old house. That's part of the reason why I took him in. Having him around is like having a taste of home.

I still haven't been able to determine if he belongs to someone else. He didn't seem to know what to do with a cat litter box until well into his second day here. While he's friendly, it has to be on his own terms because if I try to approach him he runs off. Yet, while he may be skittish, it could be that he's just been an indoor cat his whole life. He did seem reasonably healthy, well-fed and not abused except for the nick in his left ear.

I haven't had a problem, yet, with him spraying otherwise my friend with her keen nose would've smelled it. In fact, aside from him being an asshole and tipping over his water bowl at every available opportunity (he only gets an inch or so of water at a time now), he's been a perfect little gentleman and follows me around the house and lies down next to whereever I am for extended periods of time.

For now, I'll operate under the assumption that I'm all he's got because it's obvious that as far as physical companionship and unconditional affection goes, he's all I got.

6 Comments:

At June 11, 2009 at 5:51 PM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Good picture! Thanks. That thick
coat of fur makes him look like a
kick ass cat. That cat knows he's
got you "by the nose" when he's
getting pork chop drippings! Smokey
must have felt bad for you and missed you and sent you one of his
nine lives. Is he a talker?

 
At June 11, 2009 at 6:24 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

He constantly yowls every time I get up from a chair or the bed. What he wants I have no clue. Smokey was verbal, too, and, yeah, I'm sure he misses me. For his whole life, I was only one who took care of him.

 
At June 11, 2009 at 9:34 PM, Blogger Bukko_in_Australia said...

Funny how cat posts get a lot more comments than politics ones. The same thing happens with another leftish blogger I read who sometimes writes about his cats.

As for why they yowl, you just need to imagine that you're a cat, and try to get inside their psychology. Too bad you don't smoke pot. I can relate to catpsych better when I'm stoned.

 
At June 11, 2009 at 9:41 PM, Blogger jurassicpork said...

Funny how cat posts get a lot more comments than politics ones.

Yeah, fucking tell me about it.

 
At June 12, 2009 at 12:26 AM, Blogger daveawayfromhome said...

I've got a (at least partial) Russian Blue that likes to knock over the water bowl also. Finally solved the problem by placing the water (in a 2lb butter bowl) inside a 9" square cake pan. Even if she knocks it over, the mess is contained in the cakepan which is too shallow to knock over.

And it's easier to comment on cats than politics, because you might get a cat to listen to you.

 
At June 12, 2009 at 10:09 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

yes it is easier, because your 2 most recent posts are damned depressing (content! just content!) and it is much more comforting to discuss the ins and outs of cat psychology. such as it is.
for future reference, sweetie does not knock over her water dish.

 

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