Friday, February 23, 2007

My Crazed Beast, Mr. Cat

Sorry for the sappiness, but I found an old picture (I think 2002?) of me and Mr. Cat when I first got him. Isn't he cuuutte? Awwww (gags, apologizes). What you don't know is that he is HUGE, fully capable of taking out a small army of possums, and has been known to attack actual trucks.

He is, however, a "people person". For example, when I lived in Greensboro I was awoken at 3:00 am by a huge fight at a party next door. I looked out the window, and there were probably about 10 people scuffling around in a drunken fervor. Interesting to be sure, but out of the corner of my eye I saw a large gray object. Sure enough, Mr. Cat walked straight into the middle of the mêlée, with his usual "Hey guys, what's up?" look on his face (I'm talking RIGHT into the middle of it). They were oblivious, legs stomping and arms flailing. Mr. Cat obviously felt it was his duty to record such odd human behavior. I ran outside, and the cops showed up. Mr. Cat sat right next to them, fascinated by the flashing lights and random yelling. The cops got a big kick out of it!

Anyway, the legacy of Mr. cat is far from over, and he continues to astonish me in one way or another!
(note: I apologize for the typical blogger "look at my cat!" post! Carry on)

9 comments:

BlondebutBright said...

That's a great story! I had a cat in my undergraduate days. He escaped from my apartment twice, and a car hit him the second time. I found him at the humane society, covered in dirt but OK. Poor thing.

Jarod said...

Wow, BbB, tough cat - an escape artist AND impervious to cars!

Jarod said...

Note: I think the picture was taken in 2002 (?) - he is much calmer now, mellowing out in his old age. He'll still attack once in awhile, though, just to shake things up a bit.

kat said...

We kept Mr. Cat one time when Jarod went to a conference. I kept hearing this pattering noise in the kitchen but couldn't see anything. Then, I looked up. Mr. Cat was running around on top of the kitchen cabinets. Without shame, he was having fun!

Martin Langeland said...

And so ...
A wonderful squib
A passing smile
Why apologize for giving this to any who cares to read?
Those who don't care left already.
See your past on Why History for all the reasons this post is every bit as valid as the latest fulminations of the gods of the intartubes
Thank you for sharing it.
--ml

Anniina said...

Aww, no apologies necessary - Mr. Cat certainly deserves a post. Hi Mr. Cat!

Amy said...

Trucks of the world beware!! Mr. Cat will strike again. He won't say when, he won't say where, he won't say how, but he will get his revenge!!

Jarod said...

That's right, Amy...right now, somewhere deep in the crevices of my townhouse, he is waiting, plotting. Gathering information about the Humans.

Amy said...

the Humans..... and their TRUCKS! No one will be spared!