New Family Member

I am sorry for how long it has taken for me to post. It has been a rough few month’s. I had thought I had posted a photo of our newest family member and the latest inductee to The Cat’s Eye Gang. So let me introduce you to Tilikum. Tilly for short.

A two month old Russian Blue kitten.
Here is Tilikum (Tilly). He is my niece Jasmin’s baby. She needed someone to help with her anxiety and panic attacks and this little fellow reached out his not so little paw and touched her heart. It was a match made in Heaven.
A sleeping Russian Blue kitten.
One of the few down times for this rambunctious fellow. I honestly think my Mom and Jasmin’s other grandma got together in Heaven and sent him to help her grieving process. She lost both her grandma’s within a space of about ten months.
Bright-eyed Russian Blue kitten.
As Tilly has been introduced to the other members of The Cat’s Eye Gang, it has been interesting. The gang isn’t very welcoming to outsiders but Tilly is slowly but surely winning them over.

Trust

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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.

My Buddy

A lab mix dog and a black cat taking a nap together.

Magic, the Wonder Dog has been my buddy since I walked in the door. He still is trying to understand the fascination I have with the white tip of his tail. We are the official greeting team. He barks his welcome and warning, and I greet each visitor personally. ~Neko

Rouge et Noir

Black cat sitting on a red and black blanket.

When trying to catch the eye of passersby, I opt for complimentary colors. I think red is my color, but Mommy says I look good with any color. I prefer rouge et noir. ~Neko

Cat Tales

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Some of my followers may know that I  am a writer as well as a blogger. Well here is the proof in black and white. My first draft of my first book is complete.

The story developed while I was trying to come up with subject matter for a blog to write and associate with my author’s platform. I decided to use the cats as models for my book’s characters. Thus Tales of The Cat’s Eye Gang was born.

As I said I have finished the first draft and I welcome you to read it in all of its unedited glory on my sister site:

I hope you check it out and let me know what you think of it.

 

Getting Into The Groove.

Gray and white cat taking a bath.

When bathing, always remember to clean in all the grooves. Just like I am showing here by cleaning in between my toes. I know. Toe jam is a draw back but the things one does to be a handsome fella like me. ~Dominic

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