Thursday, June 16, 2011

Introducing Mr Whiskers

Awhile back I had posted about my three cats. It was for my T post in fact for the A to Z challenge. Well my DH and I recently adopted another cat. Our next door neighbor passed away in early May, leaving behind her four year old male cat. No one else in the neighborhood could take him in, and the plan A house didn't work. So my husband and I decided to provide a home for him.

Here is is. I took this picture a few weeks back. He was sitting in the window watching the birds outside then he had turned to look at me. Luckily I had my cell phone handy.

Here he is outside. His previous owner used to put him out in her backyard on a tie out. He would sit out there enjoying the fresh air and watching the yard from underneath the bushes. I'm getting him used to a harness and leash. I took this picture yesterday while following him around in the front yard. The only time I had directed him was when he tried to crawl into the basement window well.

I'm not so much training him to walk like a dog would. Rather I'm aiming to have him comfortable wandering at his pace. We do have a tie out which I'll have to see where in our yard he would like to spend time. It would be someplace where I could keep an eye on him while gardening. With all the neighborhood cats wandering through our yard I don't want to leave our cats outside on their own. Plus to if the cat moves just right they can back out of a harness, and they can manage to get their leads/tie out tangled in ways a dog rarely could.

6 comments:

Alex J. Cavanaugh said...

Pretty cat!

Mary Aalgaard said...

You're a great person/neighbor to take in the cat. How sad for the pet to outlive its owner. We've tried our new cat on a harness. It's pretty funny.

Keena said...

how nice of you to take it in....

Julie said...

He's adorable! And I love his name as well, so cute. Kudos to you and your husband for giving him such a great new home!

Claire Goverts said...

Thanks all :)

I'm glad we were able to take him in and that he's adjusting well. He even has a playmate in our cat Maya. She's only a little older than he is and they have more energy than our older two cats.

Canyon Girl said...

He is adorable and I know he is a lucky cat who will love you guys, sit on your chest and purr, scratch your couch (hope not)and be a wonderful addition to your home.