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Wednesday, October 14, 2020

Irish's Soft Side...

 

 Earlier this summer there came a crying at the back door. He was hungry. Ate two cans of food and took off. As time went by his visits became more often, until, like clockwork, he was there, at the door every morning, talking away about being hungry. Two cans of food, hang around a bit, then leave. I could tell when he was heading to the door when the security light turned on. A few weeks ago he started hanging around the barn and would sleep out back in a box we set up for him. 

Monday, we took him to the vet for a complete tune up and now he will have a warm place and food as the days grow colder. They estimate he is around two years old. He purrs loudly and when you lay on the floor he will come over and curl up and let you rub his belly. Today is a beautiful day out. He will be free and if he comes back he is welcome and safe.

Julius:

( I wasn't allowed to name him Jonesy because #alienscaredtheshitoutoftheboss)

 

 


  We have had a random sighting of a calico that looks just like him. Maybe a sibling? We have left food further away from the house and have gotten a few glimpses of "her?"





25 comments:

  1. Something I already knew but then again, I am lucky, you are a good man Irish.

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  2. Calicos are almost always female. Black and orange are sex linked colors so a calico mama cat may have calico females, orange and black males in a litter of kittens. At one time early on in DNA research calico males were highly prized for their DNA. Because of the color/sex gene correlation in cats calico males are XXY instead of XY and usually are infertile.

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  3. You soft-hearted fool, you!

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  4. This is called "The Puppy Dog Close" in sales. You get the potential customer to handle the merchandise and then ask for the sale.
    I am not a pet person. Sure, I grew up all sorts of pets. Cats, a dog, a goose, ducks, chickens, etc., but I never wanted my own pets.
    On my way from buying food for our 5 cats at one pet store to another pet store to buy the OTHER type of food, I nearly slammed on the brakes in the middle of a busy road.
    WTF! I had just realized that I had said yes to adopting 3, count them, 3 kittens just this year!
    Side note: The only two words you need to know for a happy marriage are:
    Yes, dear.

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  5. I have a 'roof rabbit' living at my house too.

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  6. You are a person after my own heart. We currently have (or take care of) about 14.

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  7. Hi Irish!!!
    Most Kool!!!
    skybill

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  8. Simple J. MalarkeyOctober 14, 2020 at 1:54 PM

    We took in a stray about 3 years ago that looks just like him. He is now KING of all he surveys until the neighbors dog comes over looking for snacks. he doesnt eat cats though......

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  9. Our feral/deck colony has diminished from 7 early last year to 3 now, plus the 3 footwarmers, one canine, inside.
    It's been a rough year for cats, too.

    All rescues, all loved dearly.
    CC

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  10. You will be rodent free for a while.

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  11. We will always take in the homeless.

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  12. PS - 98 out of 100 the calico is a female.

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    1. Forties too share the same traits.

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  13. Irish,
    My grandmother was from Cork..she always had a cat or two..I love my two orange tabbies one is an 8 yo male, part Turkish Angora..and my female who is the epitome of cute an orange female tabby which occures in about about 20% of orange tabbies most are males....

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  14. Done that once or twice, good on you for helping the critter.

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  15. My orange tabbies have always been the coolest cats.

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  16. Two years ago, a black and white cat came to the door on Halloween. I opened the door and he walked in like he owned the place and is still here.

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  17. We used to have an orange tabby named Tiger. A couple weeks after we adopted him, a grey striped tabby female showed up and started being friendly. I'd swear they were from the same litter. We adopted her too. We had them for about 12 years. They became like brother and sister, hung out together constantly. My kids adored them.

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  18. 2 of my four are porch walk ups that I took in.

    The other two came to me as kittens when the range I belong to had two kittens that needed care as mom had been struck by a car and killed.

    But the walk-up adoptees seem to appreciate the shelter and food more.

    Good on ya, Mate.

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  19. you know what stray cats do to the small native animal population around them?

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    1. Did you know that feeding them well tends to reduce their need to hunt?

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  20. I took in the orange stray cat about 5 years ago, so I thought. She picked me, out of everyone else in the neighborhood.

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  21. Congrats on the addition to the fam! Sure hope he ends up an inside only cat

    We have 4 we call the Weyland's as a family name for them after Weylend-Yutani Corp - and each of the four are named after a character - we have Jonesy, Newt, Shaw and Ripley

    Okay - we have far more than 4 - but those four are a group of their own ;-)

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