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We brought the Pervert cat to the new house with us (he's expanded his perversity to include my socks - I'm so f***ing happy I dug them up for his amusement). And we've realized that there's another big black and white of indeterminate sex (I'd bet tom, because he's beefy in the shoulders) hanging around the house.

The strange thing is that at the old house, the Pervert didn't allow strange cats in his YARD, let alone on the porch, in the doorway, and then...in the house itself. On Tuesday, the B&W parked himself on the deck and the Pervert just sat there on the other side of the sliding glass door, looking at him. Not looking threatened or anything...just looking at him.

Then, yesterday when I got home and opened the door to let the cat out, it was more of the same. Just looking at each other on either side of a doorway with no door in the way. Finally, the B&W came in. Here's a thing about him: he's only got three legs. His back left leg is missing at the hip. It doesn't look mangled, and his fur is thick and healthy-looking, so I can't help but think that he's somebody's pet. But whose? I was astounded that the Pervert let this other cat in. Let him walk around, eat some food, probably use the litterbox. And then the B&W lay down on the rug no more than two feet away from the Pervert and the two of them just did that cat trance thing where they're not sleeping, but they're in...I dunno....energy save mode or something.

So, this cat is walking around our house like he owns the joint. The Pervert is letting him do it. The only thing I can think is that this cat used to belong to the former tenants of the house (the ones who took not just the mailbox but the pole and the concrete as well) and they just left him here. A poor three-legged cat. And the Pervert isn't worried because he knows that the other cat was here first. He's been hanging out in another cat's house.

We've decided that if he belongs to the house, he belongs to the house. He won't let us touch him (the Pirate tried, who knows why), but he doesn't seem inclined to leave as long as there's food to be had. The Pirate has decided to name him Tres.


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Sep. 2nd, 2004 10:40 am (UTC)
It seemed like a good idea at the time
There is the question of gender. And of pethood. Remember, we first saw Tres Sinpato on the porch of the neighbors' house that one night. Then, I thought this cat was theirs. So I wanted to check for maybe a collar hidding in that really thick fur. And if there isn't one, well, we need to stick a collar on the cat. If the cat is coming in to the house, s/he is gonna bring in fleas & ticks, and that is Right Out.
Sep. 2nd, 2004 10:56 am (UTC)
Question of Gender Solved
I'm sure the cat possesses one.
Sep. 3rd, 2004 09:10 am (UTC)
Re: It seemed like a good idea at the time
And it's not "Sinpato." 'Cos then he'd just be missing a duck.

Sinpata. Sinpata. Sinpata.

The pata of little legs.
Sep. 2nd, 2004 01:09 pm (UTC)
I had a friend who ended up adopting a cat in the same way. The cat just sort of walking in the house and claimed it as home. They ended up having that cat around for years and it was the smartest cat they ever owned. It would come to bed when called.

Good luck on the work that I know you are doing since I know you keep you promises.
Sep. 2nd, 2004 01:35 pm (UTC)
Okay, just remind me here. Is this the additions to the submission tracker dealie? Because if it's something else, I've forgotten it entirely and would dearly appreciate a reminder (you're not the only one with a lot on your plate!), and if it's that, I'm pretty sure it's coded, but we can't push it out until we actually get internet access again, which won't be until as late as Monday.
Sep. 2nd, 2004 03:41 pm (UTC)
I coded up the one request I've received last weekend and deployed it mere minutes ago.

Problems? Feature requests? Head on over to the bug tracker.
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