Friday, August 30, 2013

The Cat Days of Summer

Since we're technically beyond the dog days of summer I can change things up a little.  Canines have their moment, but this is about cats, and that's that.
     I know, I know- I'm a little slow returning.  I'm working on it.
     Mom, dad and I live in a building with 8 apartments in it, and since we've been here there's been a cat hanging around the place.  I think I posted a picture or two of her a while back, taken from my front window.  Anyway, apparently she belongs to no one, and seemed to spend most of her time down at the other end of the building, where a young guy made sure she had food and water.
      That guy moved out recently, so she's been kind of just hanging out on our end of the building.  Well, of course mom and dad felt bad for her, especially with some of the hot days we've been having, so mom started putting food and water out front for her.
       She even went as far as giving the stray some of MY good canned food!  Now, I don't mind sharing, but I'd better not see this all the time.  
     So now, wouldn't you know, she's laying around right outside our front door... All The Time!
     Dad held me up at the front door to get a glimpse of her, and I must say- She's quite the looker.  Those sleepy, squinting eyes, trembling whiskers and silent meows really got me going.  It was all I could do to keep from pouncing through the screen and going all Pepe Le Pew on her.  I gawked and stared for what seemed like hours, admiring her from inside, eager to get to know her.

     dad note: orbit looked at her from my shoulder for, as my wife would say, a nano second, then turned and wriggled to get down.  That's it.  No longer interested.



Timmy Tomcat said...

Well as long as she does not move in allow a small sharing of food. Very small!
Meow she is kyoot though! If she is like our lady Fitz she is full of wild so be on your paws.

William said...

Orbit, that's how we got my old sis Sophie! We--well, my mom and old bro Eddie, since this was way before me--decided she was probably left behind by a college student. Then some girls who lived next to Mom and Eddie began to leave food out for her. When the girls moved away, they asked Mom if she would take over food duties. Well, Mom did, and one thing led to another and Sophie moved in some time later. Your little friend even looks a little like Sophie!

da tabbies o trout towne said...

dood....yur sister.....iz cute !!! high paws N headbonks...ouch...ta yur mom N dad for ther compassion & helpin her out :) enjoy de week oh end ~~!!!!

Sometimes, Cats Herd You said...

She's cute, Orbit! As long as she's not eating your canned food, that is.

Sparkle said...

What a cute little kitty! Is she spayed? 'Cause if she isn't, there will be lots more mouths eating your wet food eventually! Just sayin'.

Tillie and Georgia said...

We agree with all the other kitty commenters.
She is mighty cute and needs looking after.
Sharing your foods is kinda nice.
You can always get more ;)

Purrs Tillie and Georgia,
Treasure,Tiger, JJ and Julie

The Lee County Clowder said...

Be careful there, Orbit. That girl is probably working to get herself into your house. Most beans are suckers for a pretty face and a sad tail.

Quinn and Angel brandi said...

And what's wrong with a kitty sib? We are all sweet adorable sisters to our doggie bros.
As long as they know we rule and they mainly drool that is.

Jan's Funny Farm said...

So you're now an indoor/outdoor cat family. One indoors, one outdoors. It's nice your folks are feeding the other cat.

Ann Boyajian said...

Hmm, a new roomie, perhaps? She looks very sweet (we love tuxies). Poor thing.