03 April 2009

ex-feral furriday

Uncle Eeker!!!
you've heard us mention him before, so now you can put a face wif the name. this is mom's bestest picture of our long-ago uncle. she just found it in an album, so she scanned an' posted it for all of us to see. he was part of a feral fambly that lived in mom's back yard one summer. mom rescued his orange littermate, mouse mcnasty (The First Cat), acause their cat mama had left him behind when she moved the brood--not once, but twice! the other kitties from the litter grew up wif the mama an' stayed away from beans.

one by one throughout the summer, howefur, the mama cat an' ofur kitties disappeared, an' finally only the half-grown grey tuxie remained. he was still wary, but would come to the back porch to eat chows mom left out for him.

one very cold fall morning, mom opened the door an' he din't run away. he sneezed; he coughed. she touched him, an' he din't flinch or move, just looked at her wif goopy eyes. she picked him up and brought him in, wrapped him in a towel, an' called a neighbor to please take them to the v-e-t.

eekie was a furry sick boy fur a while, but the meddysins the v-e-t gave him finally made him better. soon he an' his brofur were playin' an' rough-housin', an' that's how he came to live inside. he lived a long, healthy life, an' became the King of the Cats in our house. mom an' dad still talk about him, an' we wishes we had knowed him. (you kin clickify on his picture to see mom's flickr post.)

12 comments:

The Creek Cats said...

Uncle Eeker was a furry handsome mancat. So nice of your mommy to take him in and nurse him back to health!

Maya and Chevelle were also left behind by thier momma when they were babies and they were real sick too.

Tybalt said...

Eeker was a very handsome mancat!

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Eeker was quite the handsome man cat! He was lucky to have found your folks and had cush a good life.

Daisy said...

I can tell Uncle Eeker was a very special Mancat. I'm glad he got to live Inside with your family.

PinkynAsh said...

Uncle Eeker was very handsome. It sounds like he was a pretty cool cat.

Fat Eric said...

It's Uncle Eeker! What a legend!

Eric and Flynn said...

Uncle Eeker looked like a very nice mancat. Mum tells us about the cats who came before and we wish we could have met them.

The Island Cats said...

What a handsome mancat Uncle Eeker was!

Angus Mhor said...

He LOOKS like and "Uncle Eeker"! The day he came to the door sick was a very good day, wasn't it?

Lux said...

What a lovely picture of Uncle Eaker - he sounds like a wonderful cat.

Jules said...

What the mom bean didn't tell you was Uncle Eeker was also known as 'fart freckle'. . cause he had grey spots on his back toes that when you pressed them ever so gently he would. . . well. . . fart! And yes he was a very handsome and loving mancat. Those of us blessed to have known him (and all the meowswers who have lived with the above beans) misses him greatly.
hugs to the beans and scritches to the critters. . and loves to all of them together.

Dr Tweety of da Fab Five said...

He iz a furry handsome ol fellow... & quite kindlee. I haz a soft heart fur grey & white pussy catsez, cuz of my frend Delilah. What a lucky boy da Uncle Eeeekie waz.
I hopes you haz a wunderful Sunday. Tank you so much fur purrin' fur Auntie Stinkie. She iz reecovefurrin' & slowly gettin' back to her selfee, altho' dis mornin' she didz not takes her pillZ.
xoxoxoxoxo,
Dr Tweety