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Have you met our cats?

Posted by joeabbott on November 24, 2014


Neither Suzy nor I are into “cute”. It’s just not a motif we spend a lot of time fostering or seeking out. So imagine our surprise when one of our cats, Trasper, turned out to be just that: cute!

While he does talk a bit of sass (just shush him off the counter and he’ll give a cranky little mrow), he’s mostly looking for someone to play with him. Toss anything to him and he’ll bat it around, find him resting and he’ll roll over so you can pet his belly, and now and then he’ll catch up your hand in his over-sized paws, pull it in, and give it a few licks.

imageIf you want a companion cat, someone who will walk the garden with you, help feed the chickens, or just someone to chase leaves, hide under the plants, and enjoy being outside with you … well, that’s Trasper.

We have another cat, Trimble, who looks like a fashion model: nothing but sleek sleek sleek with perfect fur and a stance that says, “look at me … I’m proud!” And yet, when he plays, it’s a manic sorta crazy thing that has us all just looking on. Trasper included.

Trimble came to us as a kitten and has known two other cats: Trout and Spencer. The transition was tough as Trimble and Spence were most compatible and he was definitely happy to be an “only cat” when Trasper arrived.

Trasper also came to us as a kitten; the result of a long search to fill the void Spencer left. And, from his first day in the house Trasper seemed to say, “OK, you need a new alpha cat? Look no further!”

We’re a happy home now, full of more purrs than hisses, and we have a good balance: two cats, two laps. One cat who is looking for skritches and some quiet, and the other who hasn’t forgotten what it means to be a kitten and wants to play. And with the introductions out of the way, I need to go find Trasper … it’s been just a bit too quiet and I need to see what he’s up to!


One Response to “Have you met our cats?”

  1. momma said

    Nice. Almost makes me wish I’d taken Laurel up on accepting a little kitty she brought over once, to temp me. I still remember the nice feel of Shiva on my lap.

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