Good humor makes all things possible.
-Charles Schultz-

With mirth and laughter let old wrinkles come.
-Shakespeare-The Merchant of Venice-

Saturday, October 27, 2012

Mister Carson. (Not that Mister Carson.)

I'm uncomfortable with surprises at the best of times

This place is incredible

I've had a number of cats in my lifetime, but I haven't actually selected a cat in seventeen years. This time is no different.  An adolescent tomcat named Mister Beast recently found himself on the short end of the pet-ownership commitment stick, and suddenly he had nowhere to live.  Oh wait--yes he did.  My house.

One look at his exotic eyebrows and fancy black tailcoat, and it was clear that  Mister Beast demanded a title upgrade.  He is now Mister Carson.  He arrived late yesterday and spent the night under house arrest in the hall bathroom while the resident cats decide how they feel about the new kid.  He slipped out of the bathroom this morning and met Chase nose-to-nose.  That encounter actually went fine because Chase evidently cannot see, hear, or smell much of anything these days and wasn't particularly concerned about this dark shape wavering in front of him.   Mister Carson is young enough that he instantly rolled over in submission.  It was a draw.  Chase has already forgotten how many cats live here.

Huh? meets Gaaaaah!

Because all of his basic kitten medical care has been neglected, next week he has to go to the clinic salon and have the veterinary special deluxe spa treatment, which will reduce the name "Mister" to honorary status.

You may not believe this, but there are trees inside this house

So far so good, but Lottie spied him through the slider and now refuses to come inside.  I'm hoping that since he's (a) still basically a kitten, and (b) a boy, they will be able to work out an amicable hierarchy.  Girls, and especially that girl, run the world, you know.

(drag-and-drop cats that stop bouncing, refresh, and don't forget to make it rain!)


  1. He is one GORGEOUS cat!
    I wish we could lure in another stray--our last (and only pet cat) was the best ever.