Recurring Felines of Being Unable to Cope with Multiply Cat Shun!

Those who faithfully subscribe to these scribblings will recall that we adopted two factory cats in April, 2016 and then another from Younger Daughter’s workplace in May this year. Finally, only last month,  Much Better Half came home in with a bemused expression and yet another kitten.

Would you believe it, late last evening there came a set of loud meows at the patio door of the main house, and this cat demanded to be let in. When the door was opened she purred like a tractor and rubbed up against everyone in sight. In due course she showed signs of wanting out again, and I strongly suggested we comply with her request and allow her to depart whence she had come. I was heavily outvoted, and she has stayed while notices go out on media and to neighbouring houses and shops.

This is getting ridiculous, and the existing cat (over-) population is not too amused, although remarkably tolerant so far.

Our guest is remaining furiously affectionate towards all of us, and has one of the loudest and most enduring purrs I have ever heard.  She ignores the five dogs completely.

A furious debate is now ongoing regarding a name. The girls called her Spot, and I said that was more suitable for Fox Terriers or Dalmatians and is far too common. I suggested Flash because of the white flash-like markings. R doesn’t like that one.

Anyway, we must all be insane …

© August 2017 Colonialist

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33 Responses to Recurring Felines of Being Unable to Cope with Multiply Cat Shun!

  1. toutparmoi says:

    It’s always good luck to open your door to a visiting cat. You may have entertained the goddess Bast, unaware.


  2. Tom Merriman says:

    I love it when cats just turn up like that, Col. They have their reasons!


  3. beeblu says:

    Are you turning into Crazy Cat Col?


  4. Sy is wel duidelik in beheer


  5. guyportman says:

    You are being inundated with cats. I would be very suspicious of an affectionate cat. Spot is definitely a dog’s name.


  6. Calmgrove says:

    If you’re determined this accumulation will not expand exponentially, call her Zed and thereby indicate The End. Or maybe Zizi if that sounds more feminine — that being closer to the US pronunciation of the letter Z, doubled for emphasis.


  7. When we lived in Soho we acquired a cat in the same manner. We called it Soho


  8. Stephanie Haahjem says:

    It’s a well-known fact that cats adopt people and not vice versa! You are thus very privileged to be chosen-will soon be known as the “mad cat-people” by the neighbours! Please call it “FIDO”-have always wanted to name a cat that!


    • colonialist says:

      🙂 She is too cute to do that to! When stroked, after a frenzy of purring she stands on hind legs to give a little kiss.


    • colonialist says:

      BTW – I have always wanted to name the mongrellest of mongrels that, only spelt Phaedeaux! Same as one we had that to compensate for ‘common’ background we called Cholmondeley Featherstonehaugh (pronounced Chumley Fanshaw)!


  9. I wont argue or disagree with the last statement! 😀


  10. Rip says:

    Just call it Cookingfat. Best name for any cat.

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  11. equinoxio21 says:

    Five dogs? And… how many cats? You know in deep sh… trouble once you reach half a dozen cats, right? They can easily turn into fifteen.
    (Word of advice from a cat-lover.)
    Purrrrdon my barging in.


  12. Scottie says:

    I love how the cat just picked your wonderful home to invite Herself into. How would a name like “miss 6” or “rumbles” ? Hugs


  13. disperser says:

    Naming the newcomer ensures they will remain. Try “Transient” . . .

    . . . or, “Outboard” for its purr . . .


  14. She is a beautiful cat. If my math is correct, you now have 5 dogs and 5 cats. I have one dog and two cats, and that’s a handful for me.The youngest cat, Molly was a tiny, half-starved, six-month old stray that we found living in a tree. We took her in, and found out she was pregnant when she was seven months old, and started getting fat. Luckily, she had two healthy kittens that we found a good home for. I wish you well with your new cat.


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