Monday, May 01, 2006


We have a cat. I’m not sure just when we took ownership of the cat or the cat took ownership of us…what ever way that works. He may have been here for weeks and that would explain the absence of birds at the bird feeders. It also might explain all the feathers we’ve been seeing on the lawn. Or, he may have just arrived on the scene and the smaller birds were victims of the numerous raptors we have in this area. Anyway, he is quite large and must take offense at us standing outside the door saying, “Here Kitty, Kitty, Kitty.”

He (I say ‘he’ for a reason) looks like a domestic house cat; a very large domestic house cat. The photos just do not do him justice. Sitting in silhouette under one of the ever green trees gives us some indication that he probably weighs more than 20 pounds. Last night he had a ‘conversation’ with something (another cat?). From the tone of the yowling he was not happy. We’ve made several sightings since last week and recently he seems less and less elusive. Not that he will come up to us and rub our legs but he doesn’t disappear when we walk out the door.
We’re beginning to wonder if there might be a family of cats living in the hedge in front of the house. It surely must make the rabbits nervous having him as a neighbor. Come to think of it, I haven’t seen the rabbits in a few days either.

He looks a little like Widget, and at the rate Widget is growing he will be as big as your cat. (8 months at end of April & 12 1/2 pounds!)Hershey does not like to play with him anymore, she's only 9 1/2 pounds and she's 6 years old!
I thought he was gone but I saw him again this morning. I'm wondering if he belonged to the previous owners. Their cat didn't seem quite as large and was friendly. I'll try to feed him. Maybe that will make the birds feel safer.
I think he was attracted by the hot tub... (inside joke)
Maybe he’ll like a margarita with that. Nothing like sipping a frozen Margarita while relaxing in the hot tub.

BTW: We put out scraps for him from tonight’s dinner (T-bone). This may be a mistake. I just wish I wasn't allergic to cats.
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