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Wednesday, October 17, 2007


Moses is saved!

Amanuensis' sister, who lives in Ohio, sent this picture of the newest cat in the barn. Look at the beautiful markings on that little guy!

Here's the story:
Sunday afternoon, Lee came back from a trail ride carrying this half-grown kitten in her arms. He was found by two other riders along the Caesar's Creek near the bridge under the road. He is very tame and one of them had dismounted and picked him up. They live at the other end of the trail about 5 miles away and were trying to figure out how to get him to their barn when Lee and Zoe [her horse] came along. Lee offered to bring him to her barn (only about half a mile away). Lee names him Moses because he was found along the stream. So now she has another cat and has broken stray cat rules 1, 2, 6, and 7. I think he will adapt to his new home. He gets along with the other cats and they eat together from the communal dish. He is used to dogs and rubs against Baily and Jago just like the other cats do. I'll take him to the vet next week to get his shots and to be neutered.

This isn't the first time that this has happened--stray cats are all too common in the country. Here's another snapshot of Moses, who is mingling quite well with the other barn cats. I agree that the stray cat rules have been seriously breached, but Moses has been saved, and that's what's important.

The cat in front is Miss Hissy, and the one in back is Sissy. (Sissy's brother Scamp was not available for this picture.) They'll all be boarding the Friday Ark and frolicking in the Carnival of the Cats, hosted this coming Sunday by the Bad Kitty Cats!

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