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Thursday, February 10, 2011

The new Blackwell

Frequent readers of this blog may remember a scrawny, scarred-up, underfed cat that began hanging around my residence after I began feeding him in the garage.  He had, at that time, been dubbed "Blackie Detroit."


But he kept getting into fights and coming around more and more scarred up.  So we took him to the Humane Society, had him neutered and brought him home to become an "inside cat."  He's gotten out a couple of times and explored a bit but doesn't seem to get into any more fights.  What he does do a lot of is eat!  And eat and eat and eat.  That little kitten has grown into quite a heavyweight cat.
 
And he's my buddy now.  He lets me pet him, scratch his head and back, even his tummy now and then.  And when I'm not using it, he takes up residence on my bed.  Last night I found him acting nearly human, taking a snooze using a pillow to rest his head.
 

As you can see, he's become quite a home cat.  And when we brought him in he acquired a new name.  He is the much more sophisticated "Blackwell" now.

10 comments:

Jarart said...

He's no fool. Except for that neutering thing, he knew a good thing when he saw it. Now he will allow you to share the house with him. He's a beauty and lucky too.

I love the mocking bird song in the video!

Catalyst said...

LOL. Judy, I love that line Now he will allow you to share the house with him.

Imaskeptic said...

From hardscabble beginnings to Cadillac lifestyle at presesnt, don't mess wiff the Cat from the Big D...

Steve said...

"had him neutered" If my wife did that to me, I'd probably lay about all day. Heaven forbid (grin).

jgodsey said...

you are a good and noble human. karma points galore

Catalyst said...

Skeptic - You've got it!

Steve - I'm sorry to say it was me that did it! And they lopped off half of one year! Poor cat.

Joyce - I do not hold a candle to you and your magnanimous good deeds to kittens and cats.

Tom Cochrun said...

the name is more distinguished now to be sure--

Catalyst said...

And he's become more civilized.

Most of the time.

Meggie said...

Blackwell found a truly great home, when he came to you. I am trying to fatten Morty, but though he eats heartily, he still seems rather thin to me. He likes to snooze on the coffee table.

Catalyst said...

If Morty gets as heavy as Blackwell, the coffee table may not support him! :^))