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KnickKnack

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07-23-2012 05:57 PM

Last week we found an abandoned kitten between our wall and our (rabbit proof) fence. Gosh did he have a voice on him! Over the next few days we tried to find the mother, but, alas, to no avail. He’s been taking up a lot of my waking time this last week. It’s quite amazing how he grows from one day to the next – a week ago he could barely walk, now he can walk backwards, and climb, and wag his tail, and retract his claws (although not on command – yet), and wash himself a bit, and lie on the floor in “typical cat positions”.

Nothing woodworkery here, he’s just very very very very cute, and maybe he’ll make you smile!

We were going to call him Jussi (after Jussi Björling, the greatest ever tenor, imo), but he doesn’t scream any more, so we’ve settled on Vasco – he’s portuguese and he likes to explore.

We’re not going to be able to keep him – our gi-huge dog doesn’t like cats, and our 2 existing cats (aged about 8, although we’ve only had them for 2 years, and they’re pretty dog savvy) don’t like him one little bit. He’ll shortly be going, insha’allah, to a good home in the great city of Lisbon.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."


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CharlieM1958

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#1 posted 07-23-2012 06:14 PM

Awww….. looks to me like you are already going to have a hard time letting go of him.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#2 posted 07-23-2012 06:29 PM

Well, I reckon you ain’t going to get rid of him the way you’re playing with him. I guess you’ve gotten yourself a nice little cat. Congratulations.

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#3 posted 07-23-2012 06:46 PM

That is very cute and did make me smile, thanks for posting

-- Lucas, "Someday woodworks will be my real job, until then, there's this http://www.melbrownfarmsupply.com"

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#4 posted 07-23-2012 07:30 PM

so cute! watch out for those razor sharp claws!

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Joe Lyddon

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#5 posted 07-23-2012 07:35 PM

Cute lil kitty…

You better get rid of it soon… it’s going to GET to you… then, it will be too late… LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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#6 posted 07-23-2012 11:01 PM

The best OT post I’ve seen in a long time.
Good on you. Looks like he’s already adopted you.

-- One of these hammers oughta fix that...

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#7 posted 07-23-2012 11:02 PM

poor little thing.. ya better git the dog used to it…. it’s very ez to do…. put some lattice or screening between a doorway, so they can each get used to each other… They will, then they’ll be best buds

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#8 posted 07-23-2012 11:12 PM

Certainly looks like an attack cat to me. Probably would be great to protect your shop.

-- Life is good.

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KnickKnack

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#9 posted 07-27-2012 06:18 PM

Even as I type, bleary eyed, little Vasco is on his way to his adoptive parents in the great city of Lisbon – our job as foster parents is, sadly, over.
But it was an amazing ride.
During the 2 short weeks it was our pleasure to know him he changed from a helpless, tiny (200g), screaming ball of dirty fur into an intelligent, sentient baby-cat (400g). It was like when he was sleeping his brain was racing around working out what to do next, and how to do it. Those huge back legs that meant he couldn’t walk when we met him became powerful springs to enable him to jump – only a little, but to jump nonetheless – he could climb up steps. In the evening I would do a Pied Piper act and he would follow, his little legs doing ten to the dozen. He graduated from not knowing how to drink milk to being able to eat solid food – albeit that he still thinks he can absorb nutrients through the pads of his feet. He learnt not only how to wash his own feet, but to do that thing cats do whereby they wet their arms and wipe their faces. He understood that the litter tray wasn’t food – it was amazing to see him, suddenly, walk into the tray, do his thing, and walk out again. He learnt how to climb from my toes up to my shoulder, almost vertically if necessary using his claws, whereupon he would do a parrot impersonation to my Long John Silver.
He’ll be sorely missed, but this, we felt, was the best for him.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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Joe Lyddon

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#10 posted 07-28-2012 03:45 AM

I’m glad you found a good home for him…

Cute lil guy…

I feel for you…

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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KnickKnack

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#11 posted 08-03-2012 01:08 PM

The Hotel KnickKnack may well be getting another guest.

We heard this chap (or chapess) last night, but couldn’t find him. This morning we heard him again and did find him. He looks to be the same vintage as Vasco – very very thin, and a bit frightened. So we’ve fed him and left him where he was, which seems reasonably safe, hoping that the mother, who we believe to be this lovely creature, who often hangs out around (and sometimes in), our house…

...will claim him.

If he’s still around on Monday morning, I guess we’ll have to check him in to the now vacant gatinho (portuguese for “small cat”) suite.

-- "Do not speak – unless it improves on silence." --- "Following the rules and protecting the regulations is binding oneself without rope."

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#12 posted 08-03-2012 04:09 PM

C O N G R A T U L A T I O N S !

I really think you’re bound & determined to have another cat in the family.

I thought it had a little Himalayan Siamease in it…

Cute little bugger!

Enjoy!

I guess it will get along OK with the dog and other cats?! LOL

-- Have Fun! Joe Lyddon - Alta Loma, CA USA - Home: http://www.WoodworkStuff.net ... My Small Gallery: http://www.ncwoodworker.net/pp/showgallery.php?ppuser=1389&cat=500"

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