Wednesday, August 10, 2011

Neil Gaiman says it best

"Tramps and vagabonds have marks they make on gateposts and trees and doors, letting others of their kind know a little about the people who live at the houses and farms they pass on their travels. I think cats must leave similar signs; how else to explain the cats who turn up at our door through the year, hungry and flea-ridden and abandoned?"
 - The Price, from M is for Magic by Neil Gaiman

Well, here we go again. It's like we've become the Underground Railroad for stray cats.

Two cats this time. A couple of slinky fellows currently dubbed Scott Farkus and Brown Eyes. Both males. Would love to see them go as a pair because they seem very close. Brown Eyes is a climber. He was tiptoeing along the top of the fence and toppled off and into the yard next door. Scott Farkus went crazy until he could see him again. They're buddies, for sure. I'd hate to see them broken up.

You know the drill people. Free to a good home. All they need is love. I think they've been indoor cats and were dumped here in the subdivision. They appear healthy, happy and about 4 - 6 mos old. Lean and muscular, like they'll be big cats.

Who wants a visit with bonus cat leave-behinds?

Man, that doesn't sound quite right, but you get my drift.

Love and gratitude,


P.S. I missed my self-imposed deadline for finishing revisions. There's one page that has just this:  Sex scene goes here. And I've got about forty pages left to revise. There were more new scenes to write than I realized. Blah, blah, writing, blah.


  1. You're close! So close! See me? I'm at the finish line, waving and cheering encouragement.

  2. No. Absolutely not. My husband would kill me.

    But they are so cute...

    No. And I mean it.

    Congrats on being one step closer. Sex scenes are so tough for me. It always seems so forced. Channel Averil. Ommmmmm....

  3. Very cute, but cannot help you out. They would have to swim a long way to get here...and hubs is allergic.

  4. such cute kitties but Tia and an ocean to cross! Hope you find them a good home.

  5. My brother-in-law found his first cat as a tiny kitten who'd been placed in a parkland tree. People can be cruel.

    Somehow it always takes longer than we imagine to get things just right. I know you'll get there but don't try forcing it.

  6. The orange stripey guy looks like my Seamus. Well, my Seamus before he became a lumbering fat bastard. (He's still plays and runs around, but occasionally he lays down all 'bring me Solo and the Wookie' and looks like he should have a woman in a gold bikini on a chain)

  7. so, i see this turning into a book for sure. each chapter about the cat who took you to chicago...louisville...las vegas (MAYBE BOBBI OR DOWNITH NEEDS A CAT!) and the trip you took to get the it home.

    Road Trips with Cats
    Pussy Footin' Around
    Cat Naps Across America

    ...and then...once the book is huge, you could turn it into a Tour Bus kinda thing. You know, like political candidate. Only your agenda is the plight of the forgotten cat (metaphor, of course). Animal planet reality show? Branded cat products?

    (i keep going too far today.)

  8. I wish so bad we could have more kitties. Not that I could get to Georgia to get them, but they sure are handsome fellows. Good luck finding a home for them!

  9. Forty more pages?!! That's not much. That's great!

    Cats. I am claimed and obsessed over by a huge, 13 lb female American Bobtail that would kill anything that even thought of coming close. There are scarred felines around to prove it. (Yes, the hedgehog killer.)

  10. Sex scene: Boomchickawowwowwow. See? Practically writes itself.

    How come you didn't name the second one Grover Dill?

    If I didn't have any cats, I would take those cats. Which doesn't exactly help you. Apologies.

  11. @AmyG - Downith doesn't need a cat!

    Keep going Lisa.

    But wouldn't it be great it we could just put things like "need sex scene here" or "need more here" and it would write itself.

  12. Oh man. I'm pretty good at writing sex scenes but I have to wait for the mood to strike so I often leave a TK marker, ha.

  13. What a coincidence, right before I clicked here, I just got off the phone with my niece trying to dump off a male cat who sounds to be a perfect fit, he's surly, he swipes at people, chews up the furniture and the carpet and sounds like an all around asshole.
    Unfortunately, with my impending marriage in a week and half and already having a cat, I have no idea where I am going to be living in the near future as the Weasel Den will not fit four full time adults.
    I do have a neighbor who is a huge guy and he is getting a kitten next week, there could be a surprise for him in a box soon.

    Two more things, why don't you have the kids make signs on a stick and plant them around the place with the current count of strays you have encountered and ask people to go farther down the road this time?
    When I scrolled down to the bottom of your page I see your middle initial is 'H'.

    I am assuming that stands for Hellion.

    Hugs, Busted

  14. SO CUTE! And I would love a visit, but I would be stabbed and thrown to the curb if I got more cats.

  15. Wish I could help but I'm already at my tipping point. I love AmyG's idea. What is it about you that these furry felines sense? Do you have mice? Just kidding. Obviously you are a home oozing with love.

  16. oh I want them...buddies. I love cat buddies. All my cats have been loners who chase other cats away....
    B might do away with me and dump my body in the river if I mention getting another cat. Good thing I don't live nearby...
    good luck finding them new digs.

  17. You are running a cat house.

    If we took in another cat, I think we might have to get a zoo license or something.

  18. This is a sign that you were supposed to keep the LAST cat and now you are being back filled with interest. Before you get rid of these two, think what will happen next... Is it addition? Multiplication? Or geometric progression we are talking here? Ask MathMan - he'll know.

  19. They know. It's how my sister-in-law and brother got two additional feral cats after they got the first one. Oh, and they lost the feral real quickly when they realized that being domesticated means free food and temperature control. If you open a door, they run FROM it. Hope you find these two a home soon. Love the Scott Farkus name, by the way.

  20. Neil Gaiman and cats in the same blog post.

    Cute little furry felines.


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