A Tale of Tails

Jack fails to make the deadline yet again – tsk, tsk!

Cats are weird!

We currently have five of them and most are FELV positive (which means that they could either live a long normal life – or not).

tooth and Bruce

Tooth arrived over our backyard fence when we were away in Scotland a few years ago. Named because she was a feral kitten that looked like a smaller version of another feral cat we fostered and named Fang, Tooth became the friendliest cat imaginable. She took on the job of looking after our aging lab Zora and then, after Zora died, she took on the same role with our terrier Bert.

After Bert passed poor Tooth hasn’t had much to do, so she was delighted when we got our new dog, Bruce. Luckily big bulldog Bruce is very used to cats and lets them all play around him perfectly happily.

Bruce is undergoing treatment for heart-worm and probably gives off some kind of ‘sickly’ vibes, because Tooth has gone back into full nursing mode. When he started limping on Sunday Tooth would have fetched a crutch!

As for the others –

Kira likes to intimidate everyone and everything. But she loves a shoulder scratch from me!

Molly likes to stay away from Kira – mostly either on top of cupboards or outside for a week.

Hannah is everyone’s buddy and isn’t afraid of Kira.

Lorelei is the newbie – just arrived and getting the lie of the land. Particularly ‘cute’!

Bruce just ignores it all – – –

 

2 thoughts on “A Tale of Tails

  1. – Having both dogs and cats in the house is a treat we no longer enjoy. We are down to one mature fe male cat.

    A few years ago we had a “maternal” dog and she adopted all comers, especially cats and kittens. At the same time our non-maternal cat had kittens and was delighted to do feeding only. She left the kittens with the dog the rest of the day. The mama cat was happy. The kittens sucked on the dogs nipples and hair and the dog was especially happy. The vet was not happy. We ignored the vet. We lived happily ever after.

    Phyllis

    On Thu, Sep 5, 2019 at 3:58 PM Wendy Welch, Little Bookstore of Big Stone Gap wrote:

    > wendywelch posted: “Jack fails to make the deadline yet again – tsk, tsk! > Cats are weird! We currently have five of them and most are FELV positive > (which means that they could either live a long normal life – or not). > Tooth arrived over our backyard fence when we were ” >

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