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Wednesday, January 26, 2011

Ghostly Visitor

At about dusk last night I was shocked to see a large, ghostly grey face peering up at me as I was preparing to put the hens to bed.

I didn't know whether to be even more shocked, or just amazed, when I saw the body that went with it.

It was an absolutely H-U-G-E silver tabby cat. I've only ever seen anything comparable in a cage at a cat show.

His body (excluding head and tail) must have been more than 2 foot long. I'd be surprised if he was not a Maine Coon.

Just to give you an idea, here's one I googled earlier:

If my visitor was smaller than this, it wasn't by much.

He was a very friendly, laid back boy. And very heavy.

He was in next door's garden this morning, crying. Once he heard my voice, he joined me. When I went inside, he sat on the window ledge trying to persuade me to let him in.

He has a shaven patch at the back of his head and neck, and a bit on his leg where a drip or anaesthetic needle would have gone, so obviously he's cared for. If he hangs around, I will call the local vets and see if anyone recognises him.

I'd be amazed if the one he goes to didn't know who I was talking about right away.


Tess said...

Ohhhhhh. Let him in! (That's how I ended up with 7 cats)

JoJo said...

Awwwwwww, sounds like kitteh needs a home! I am secretly hoping you get to keep him.

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sixtwosue said...

LOL, Tess. I went from two to four over the summer by doing the same thing. It was a mama and babies, and I found homes for four, so I guess it's good I don't have eight cats roaming around now.

And Val, that's no cat ... that's a bobcat!

a said...

I used to have a cat that had a whole other family in our neighborhood. I think one of my cats now might have a similar arrangement.

I have a big cat, he is half maine coon, half rag doll. He is actually petite for those breeds as he only weighs around 13 pounds. Luckily he is not a lap cat nor does like to be picked up.

Eliza said...

I would say, what Tess said..but we both know that way madness lies :-D

My mum ended up with one of hers because he kept coming in the cat flap

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