Monday, July 14, 2014
I kinda asked for this.
This is the Pirate Jean Lafitte. He is the only surviving kitten from a litter a stray dropped under one of our azalea bushes. The Phenom has a thing for black and white cats. When this one survived, I thought Phenom would have real difficulty not bringing it indoors. As it turns out, I'm the weak link. Saturday morning, as I was giving him his morning scritch, I decided I didn't want this little dude to end up like some of the other male cats that occasionally come to our back door for food . . . fights, injuries, etc. So, to the vet we went.
I've named him the Pirate Jean Lafitte. And, when you name a kitten after a pirate, you kinda get what you are asking for. This little dude has some serious cat crazies. He LOVES attacking my fingers as I type on the computer. He thinks the computer mouse is his mortal enemy, and he must smack at the images on the computer screen.
He likes running at top speed around the bathroom/bedroom (he's in temporary isolation from the other cats). He and Phenom play "hide and pounce." He has a most impressive crab walk while playing with the Phenom.
While I was sick, I often thought it would be nice to have a kitten to keep me company/amused during those weeks in bed. Now that I'm better, I've brought in a kitten. Good thing, it would have been too much to have this crazy little critter around the wound vac or the other various tubes/pouches/medications.
A friend, who also loves black and white kitties, has expressed an interest in him. On one hand, I'm happy to think he might end up in a really excellent household with just two other kitties . . . but already, Phenom is showing signs of deep attachment.