OK, so I’ve done it again. Cat meows plaintively at door. I let the cat in. I now seem to have a fourth cat.
This one got identified fairly fast: he’s moved from one neighboring farm barn to another, got chased out by an older tom. On the first farm the children sometimes took him in the house, which explains why he wants to get into houses. The farms in question are overly supplied with cats and don’t particularly want him back, and the older tom certainly doesn’t want him back. He seems to like it here just fine; but I’m having trouble figuring out what his human-pronounceable name is. He didn’t have one when he was a barn cat, so that’s no help. He’s a talkative creature, but despite the potential two-language pun Chatty doesn’t seem right. Anybody know any words in other languages for “talkative” or “talking cat” that sound like cat names?
I found an online pronunciation guide and I don’t think I can say it quite right – I sound to myself like I’m saying something different. But given permission to mess up the pronunciation (and I doubt I say my own name the way my grandmother did), that might actually work.
(I haven’t broken it to him about the vet. appointment yet.)
– but seriously, he’s a pretty non-aggressive cat. Confident – shows no sign of being afraid of my two neutered toms, though they’re both a good bit bigger than he is – but also no sign of wanting to fight them. (He fled from my female cat when she threatened him, but that’s sort of a separate issue; he’s probably used to female cats being in charge of barn cat colonies.)
I don’t think so. Punky to me sounds like rotten wood. While that does eventually make good topsoil, I’m not ready for him to become topsoil for quite a while yet.
On another board, years ago, there was a poster who went by Four Kitties.
I usually have either three or four. I try to keep it to not more than four.