I’d like to introduce the newest member of our family, a little bit of nothin’ skinny feline we’ve named Cosmo.
After his antics this afternoon involving wild bursts of randomly streaking around the house followed by laying all over the kitchen floor followed by pouncing on me from around the corner, he’s also going by his new nickname, Psycho Kitty.
Cosmo comes to us by way of the SPCA . He was a stray that found his way into lockup back in July, and found his way into our hearts this past Saturday while we were browsing the adoption center at Petsmart.
The fact that he was black helped him find a way into our hearts rather quickly. The SPCA is running a $31 Halloween special on orange and/or black cats and you know how much I love a bargain.
We got a little more than we bargained for with this one. He’s coming to us with a little extra something we like to call “contagious”, but it’s treatable and we have medicine for him and a little ringworm never hurt anybody.
Actually, we’re not sure it’s ringworm. We’re taking him to the vet tomorrow to have him checked out. He’s missing a patch of hair over one of his eyes and it may just be where he got into a fight with another cat while he was behind bars.
Or as Mr. CPQ said, “He got shivved while he was in Al-CAT-traz.”
So we’re back on the pet train. He’s already scratched my cloth wingback chair, but it’s highly patterned and I’m ready to replace it anyway, so I have half a mind to let him go to it. Unfortunately, it sits rather closely to my leather sofa which I don’t want him to even touch, so I have employed a couple of different tactics today to get him to rethink his new scratching post.
One involved clapping loudly (which I think he took for approval to continue), and the second tactic (lots of doublesided tape all over the chair), while aesthetically unpleasing, seems to be working.
I think he’ll settle in just nicely. Give us a few weeks to take care of the fungus amongus and fatten him up, and we’ll all be on our way to happily ever after.
As long as he stays away from the couch.
If he doesn’t, we’ll have words.
And they won’t be the pretty ones.
Have a nice day.