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grey tabby tom cat with his left ear missing

once he trusted me enough to let me touch him, i knew it wasn't gonna be long before he'd move in, but #8 is quite intrepid as it turns out, and now follows me anywhere, even when scared. it's kinda endearing, but i know my place; i am The Purveyor of Food. though he does like the petting too; he even occasionally interrupts the eating to butt his head into my leg.

i am amused. bacchus is not. two new cats in his house! but he's remarkably peaceful with both the new toms. just the way he walks around and casts glances shows that he's enormously put out. i am petting him a lot. and i'm gonna build a cat tower; we need more places for cats to settle on. shadow dug up my grey shetland roving yesterday (which is in a bag); luckily i discovered her kneading it before she had felted the lot.

#8 looks in better shape in this picture than he is; he's basically skin and bones. he turns his face away when i try to look into his mouth, but i expect what i'll find once i get to see is not very many teeth, and quite possibly some badly infected ones. his fur is matted in several places, and his tail looks ratty, but today he is cleaning himself, so getting some food which he could eat easily into him was probably the main thing needed. he doesn't seem to have any fresh injuries; the missing ear healed before we saw him for the first time.

guess he needs a name now. the paramour doesn't like "ear". don't understand why not.

on 2009-10-27 04:17 (UTC)
sara: my cats Miles and Ivan, snuggling (kittehs)
Posted by [personal profile] sara
We had a similar came-and-went cat who we referred to as Scruffy -- he never did make up enough that I really thought of him as ours (and since he was an adult unaltered tom when we met, I didn't really want him living in the house), but he did make up enough that I was able to take him and have him neutered.

on 2009-10-27 04:48 (UTC)
saoba: photo of large breakers in oregon surf (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] saoba
Vincent!

We are at one cat and likely will be for a while- bouncy energetic Golden pups are not very popular with cats who don't know them already. And I haven't got the brain space for another baby animal right now. Molly wouldn't mean to hurt a kitten but she's such a galumph at this stage.

Spinning is one of those things I learned just enough about to understand someone else talkling about it. I learned to use a drop spindle but never got enough practice to be any good at it.

I could see it being zen for someone who is not me. Very simple basic crochet is like that for me. I may lay in a stock of machine washable yarn and start turning out scarfs and lap blankets for local charities.

on 2009-10-27 16:52 (UTC)
semperfiona: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] semperfiona
I was also going to suggest Vincent, but saoba has gotten there first.

on 2009-10-27 19:19 (UTC)
semperfiona: (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] semperfiona
It's the missing ear. Van Gogh.

on 2009-10-27 05:49 (UTC)
not_a_sniglet: A fox and a deer touching noses. (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] not_a_sniglet
We have a very very very soft spot in our heart for all cats, tabbies in particular and grey tabbies even more so. So 8 is downright adorable. Pet him for us please???

Daww what a lovely cat, even if he's not in the best shape right now. Dawwwwwww

Us

on 2009-10-27 11:09 (UTC)
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Posted by [personal profile] green_knight
He's much fluffier than I had imagined. Next up, a trip to the V-E-T before he learns to spell?

on 2009-10-27 15:14 (UTC)
laughingrat: Spock, knitting, totally tuning you out. (KNIT IT SON)
Posted by [personal profile] laughingrat
Aw, poor #8. He's lucky he found you. Did Shadow drool on your roving as well? You should see my cat when there's a raw fleece I'm skirting, it's hilarious.

on 2009-10-29 19:20 (UTC)
benedict: The hamster is saying bollocks. It is a scornful hamster (Default)
Posted by [personal profile] benedict
Allo, kitty. I am glad things are going better for you, Vincent.

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