|Me talking in the window.|
|Mom got me a frog nip toy that I loved.|
I was a tiny little guy when Mom bean first heard that a white momcat and her kitten we trying to survive the cold and snowy winter in her neighborhood. Those kitties were me and my momcat Lily. Mom bean had not seen us but put dry food out on the back deck with a sheltered place for us to eat and stay. We found the food and were sooo hungry we gobbled the food pushing each other out of the way. My poor momcat was just trying to survive too and didn't mean me any harm. It seems that momcat Lily had 4 kittens that fall - 3 black and one white (me) and the BBQ place across the street was feeding us but they closed a few months back. I don't know what happened to my 3 black siblings. I hope they got caught and have good homes but they may have died too. Life is rough out there.
We ended up living under the house in the warm crawlspace Mom bean had set up for the ferals before us. I liked Mom bean and came out on warm sunny days and looked in the window watching the indoor cats. I talked alot too. Pretty soon Momcat Lily was pregnant again even tho Mom bean tried so hard to catch her to get her spayed. Lily was very smart and outwitted her.
|Me sunning when the weather warmed up.|
To make a long story short, I got caught come fall since there was another batch of kittens and Mom bean was afraid I was going to move elsewhere cuz that 's what we feral mancats do. Mombean put out a kennel cage with food in it and of course I went it. Anything for food. Even back then.
|Me again that first winter.|
That was only four years ago but it seems like forever. I am a portly guy now at five years old and a kind big brother to all my younger siblings who are all with me, even Momcat Lily. I have a round face with jowls and do like to eat. I also like to boss my brothers and sisters around too. They know I mean business when I say something. The only one I have issues with is Albert - the deaf cat. He is not related to me and he thinks he can be the mancat in the group but I am. I like scritches and to be petted while I am eating but that is it. No lap time for me - I am a very independent guy. I am glad tho that I am inside and cared for - it was a hard life outdoors.
|Oh Mom - a close-up?|
Now that I had my say, let's celebrate my 4th Gotcha Day and have a party! Since I love tuna - fish is the party theme today! Help yourself to all the goodies!
|Fish every which way - raw is best.|
|Fish treats for nibbles.|
|Colorful fish Gotcha Day cake!|
|Tuna juice cocktails.|
|Gourmet nip for all!|
|Fish shaped toys that dispense tuna flavored treats (what else?)|