Trust

BoBelly

Mr. Bo Jangles was a shelter cat who chose my brother when he and his wife visited the local Humane Shelter in Tacoma, Washington. Bo’s life before finding us was one of the betrayals of trust and survival on the streets.

The shelter told my brother that Bo’s previous owners had left him when they moved away and he was living on the streets when a lady witnessed him get hit by a car.  She brought him to the shelter explaining his story as she knew it.

Bo was severely undernourished and was sick. This didn’t matter to my brother when Bo reached out and grabbed his attention. It was instant love.  He came to live with us and it took him quite a while to warm up to anyone but my brother.  My brother gave him the medicine that was prescribed and slowly Bo warmed up to the rest of us.

When Bo came to live with us, he never purred and never showed his belly.  It took a couple years before one day he began to purr. It was the most beautiful sound in the world. Not long after he began rolling over on his back and showing us his belly. Our street cat had found HOME.

Bo now purrs constantly and loves to head butt and give kisses. His tail is almost constantly in a question mark. He has come a long way from being abandoned and left to die. He has become the most Jangliest Bo in the world and we love him to pieces.

Brotherly Love

Two cats cuddling.

Go away humans. There is nothing here to see. Just two brothers showing their love for one another. Close the door and walk away. ~Dominic & Bo Jangles

Meeting In The Middle.

Three cats gathered together in a circle.

Excuse me, did I invite you to sit on my blanket? ~CeCe

I’m not doing anything. I just want to be close to you Ma’am. ~Dominic

Y’all are harshing my mellow. I am looking for the sun. I need a sunbeam to nap in. ~Bo Jangles

Big Laps

Two adult cats sharing a lap.

Excuse me big brother, I think there is enough room on Auntie’s lap for both of us. ~Dominic

Nope. I don’t think so baby brother. I like to stretch out on Auntie’s lap. That leaves no room for you. ~Bo Jangles

That’s okay Bo, I’ll just lay on top of you. See problem solved. ~Dominic

Napping Done Right.

Bo and Neko on my lap.

When you are searching for the best napping spot. Nothing is better than a nice comfortable lap. ~ Bo Jangles

What is even better is if you are impeding someone progress. Such as not letting a writer work on her book. Sorry Mama… Not sorry. ~Neko Dubh

Hard Decisions

BoJangles trying to decide.

Sometimes it is hard making the decision between napping in a kitty bed or in the window. One is cushioned, and the other has sun. Decisions, decisions. Which one do you think I will choose. ~Bo Jangles

Sharing is Caring.

Sharing is caring and we do. True we had to get rid of some of the extra clothes to make room for both of us. ~ Dominic & Bo Jangles

The Cat’s Eye Gang

 

You may have seen the tag #theCatsEyeGang on all my photos of the cats who share their lives with me. What you may not know is that they are the inspiration for the characters in my manuscript I am currently working on.

The Tales of The Cat’s Eye Gang has been a labor of love as I have created characters that not only share each of the cat’s names but some of their characteristics. I decided when I began this story that I wanted to include my readers in the process and began a blog to share the story as I have been writing it.

Each post takes us into what I have written for the past few days, unedited, just as I wrote it. The first draft in all of its glorious calamity. You can find it on my author’s site here on WordPress or at its original home on Blogger. I have added the links below.

R.A. Buster- Writer & Blogger

Tales of The Cat’s Eye Gang 

I am coming to the final chapters of the manuscript and thought now was the time to share the story of how the Cat’s Eye Gang was born. You can see all of the cat’s names simply by mousing over the photos. Enjoy!