Monday, 29 August 2011

The Bat-Cat


Meet Bat-Cat, the masked marauder.   When we arrived here at the beginning of July, there was only one feral cat attached to the house, a little grey and white female.  But shortly after we arrived she brought along a big kitten, probably from her last brood, about 6 or 7 months old and obviously starving.  His/her bones were visible through the skin and the spine stood up like a razor blade.   So, we've been feeding this one too, with visible results.  It has beautiful markings - a black mask just like Batman, and that's what we first called the cat.   But now we aren't sure whether it's Batman or Batwoman, so have opted for Bat-Cat to be on the safe-side!   It still hisses at me when I put the food down, but doesn't run away the moment I move.   We keep all our scraps and it feels good not to be throwing anything away.

7 comments:

  1. Good for you for being kind enough to feed the poor cats. And in reward, you'll never have mice or other vermin.

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  2. A long time ago when we were staying in a house in Hikkaduwa in Sri Lanka a stray dog came calling. We did everything we could to dissuade him from staying and in the end we adpoted him for the duration of our stay - 6 weeks - and called him Sixweeks. He followed us everywhere, he made our house home as I'm sure will the lovely Bat-Cat.

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  3. S/he has worked out who is a softy!

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  4. The world definitely needs more softies!

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