Friday, October 17, 2008

Muzzy, the strangest looking of the Kracker Cats, barks and interrupts Kaboodle's story!

I was just about to continue on with the story of Kaboodle when Muzzy started barking at me. He was furious. I had never seen him so angry. I knew what he was saying - he was saying that I have been discriminating against him, showing favortism in this blog to cats who actually look like cats.

So here's Muzzy. Two, maybe three days ago. My car has been broken down and in the shop all week, so I was out somewhere with Toast Ed in his car and Muzzy was with us. When we turned onto our street, he stopped the car and let Muzzy out, so that he could run alongside us the short distance to the house.

Muzzy and Toast Ed. I should note that I now find myself in a quandary. I have realized that, as I have been going, I will be telling the story of Kaboodle for three years, and so I decided to sum up that part of it from my last entry until the kitten, Thunder Paws, came to live with us.

Trouble is, I leave for New York City, where I will be showing a slide show about Wasilla, in just two nights and I have not even prepared that slide show yet. Plus, I have many more things that I must do before I leave.

So it might be hard for me to write that final story before I leave. I will see if I can, but it may have to wait until I get back. If I can't write it by then, I will try to drop something in, anyway, because I have noticed on "statcounter" that every time I leave this blog without any new posts for a couple of days, I lose readers, some of whom never come back.

So I will keep something popping up on here, between now and when I leave.

And once I get to New York, I will, of course, seek out cats to meet and photograph and I will put them in here. My goal is to do so every day. We will see if I succeed.

And above we see Muzzy, Toast Ed, Prickly Pear Blossom and Wry walking through the glow of a street light.

In Memoriam: two recent Cats Met Along the Way, one old, one a kitten:

Ted. This afternoon, as I walked toward the repair to pick up my car. Ted's human came driving by. She recognized me and stopped, because she wanted a picture of Ted. Readers from back then will recall that Ted was very old when he posed in Charlie's arms. Newcomers can find his story here. Old age and health caught up to Ted, as happens to us all, unless we die young.

I'm glad that I got to meet Ted when he still walked Planet Earth.

Remember Chimichanga? One of two kittens that I met in the Wasilla Wal-Mart parking lot last month? And remember the human, Rhonda, seen here reaching out to pet him? Rhonda, you will recall, is associated with a no-kill cat shelter and she took Chimchanga and his litter mate there.

Unfortunately, Chimichanga had feline distemper. Rhonda stayed with him as he died, doing what she could to make the experience easier for him. It was a terribly difficult experience for Rhonda.


Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Did you know that when you post you can go and leave a link at the cat blogosphere?
and get Kaboodle's (and all the other stories) read by a lot of us cat bloggers. My guess is that there are probably about 200 or so of us! Muzzy certainly is a strange looking cat, handsome, but in an odd for a cat way.

heidi said...

Muzzy is really cute. He looks really big. You live in a cool place, Mr. Kracker.

Taddie Tales said...

Well, the girls and I aren't going anywhere. If you only post once or twice a week we'll be here.

How awesome is that - going to NYC to tell them all about Wasilla! I would love to see your slide show.

Hugs - Taddie

Black Cat said...

Hi Grahamn, thanks for your comment. Unfortunately I can't find where you gave the award. Oh dear, senility is obviously setting in my old age because I usually make notes of who has given me awards until I have time to blog about them, but on this occasion I have obviously failed miserably!

I'm having computer problems (again!) and haven't been able to blog or visit much so am way behind with the lovely stories of the Kracker Cats. Can't wait to catch up! :) xxx

Grahamn Kracker said...

I did not know that, zss - I will go there forthwith.

Heidi - Yes, it is a cool place. Below zero F. tonight.

Always glad to know that you and the girls will be dropping by, Taddie.

Black Cat, I understand perfectly. Anyway, the math is impossible on these awards, if everybody who receives them faithfully passes each on to seven others.