Thursday, December 30, 2010

Growth in the Local Cat Population.

You probably remember Mr. Morton. He has been with us a very long time, ever since he wandered up from the barn, climbed through a dryer vent we didn't even know about in the trailer, and decided to adopt us.


Due to poor choices on his part, he is an outside kitty, except in extreme weather. Sometimes, he tries to convince me that he's sorry, and sometimes, I'm gullible enough to believe him, but those bad choices (leaving me little 'presents' in the basement) get him evicted once again.


He is pretty convincing though, isn't he?

A little after Easter, we lost our minds and set about getting a kitten. Truth be told, it all happened pretty fast. I made a call, we got in the car, and came home with....


Tallulah Mae. And as if a name like that isn't enough for one cat, Little Bit has nick-named her Baby Purdles.


She is sweet, evil, smart and very, very cute. I'll have to get you a picture of her asking for scraps. (I'll leave you in suspense for now.) She's a fuzzy little thing (well, actually, not so little anymore), and half siamese, so she's talkative. She chirps a lot, and Little Bit has her trained to come when she's called. Multiple bags of cat treats were involved in her 'training', but then again, I don't know too many cats that will do anything on command, so I'm still impressed. I'm also impressed that she has an extra toe on each foot. She didn't really do anything to acheive that, but it's still pretty impressive. (No?)


As endearing as Morton can be (at least for a minute or two) and as adorable as Tallulah (Lulie for short) is until she attacks your foot, my number one most favorite cat is Super Cat.


Super Cat's greatness and skills will require a post of their own, but I wanted to include her here, just so you could start to get to know one another.


(Guess what! There are also some Super Cat comics!)

More soon,
-Laura at TenThingsFarm


Prairie Farmstead Ponderings said...

Pooooor Mr. Morton! Does he get along with Lulie?

I can't wait to read some Super Cat comics!

Alicia said...

I really enjoy your blog! Thanks for writing it!

Ten Things Farm said...

Mr. Morton is offended that Lulie even exists! She, on the other hand, adores him and begs him to play with her. The dynamic is hard on both of them, hee hee.

Thanks, Alicia! I appreciate your kind words!

Precious People Preschool said...

Mr Morton is so cute. He looks like my tiger bear. I want to hug him. We lost tiger a few months ago
he was 17 and 1/2 and the best kitty in the world. I really like your blog.

Precious People Preschool said...

dear ten things farm I just left a comment about your cute kitty Mr Morton .I had a kitty name tiger that is his twin. When tiger was about 4 he developed a phisical condition that it burned when he went to the bathroom , He stopped using the litter box because he thought thats what made it hurt. We took him to the vet and they put him on meds for idiopathic bladder condition and this helped him use the litter box again. Sometimes they will also not use the litter box if they have a bladder infection.Just thought I would share my experiance. Have a blessed week you have such cute kitties. I came over from prudent homemaker. Have a blessed

Laura said...

Thank you for your comments, Precious! :)

We did have Morty checked, and he had no physical issues. He always did take issue with other cats. I found that funny, since he was a stray, but I guess he felt like he was enough for anyone. He was a sweet, loving kitty, and we miss him - he went to kitty heaven last summer....


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