Poor Rusty and Dusty.
Every morning when they can, Dusty and Rusty like to find a nice, sunny spot to warm up.
I feel so sorry for Dusty and Rusty. They were dumped here with their mother when they were young. We have fed them and given them a home ever since. They have lived their entire lives right around the front of the garage. They love to be petted, and Rusty purrs all the time. But they’re still skittish, and Smokey and Sylvester constantly torment them. They act like they want to come in, but they’re afraid. Dusty came in the front door once, went down the stairs, checked out the basement, then came upstairs and went right back out. He’s never been back inside. Rusty sits at the front and stares through the storm door, but she has never come in. It’s too bad they aren’t more like Chloe. She gets to sleep on our bed in the winter and she gets to come and go as she pleases.
Chloe is the only cat that faces Smokey down when he tries to bully her. Here she is on the deck. We had just let her out and Smokey was acting all innocent. Chloe knew better.
I wish I had picture of her standing him down. It’s really good.
Updated: This is the update on the kitty in the window…His name is Cormac Mckitty (after the author Cormac McCarthy). The owner got him in 2009 to help control mice in the bookstore.
We were walking down Broad Street Monday night to take a picture of the Forrest Hotel for Mark’s post on the Forrest Barber Shop when we saw a family with a little girl coming towards us. The little girl pointed at a closed store and said something about seeing a kitty cat. We thought it was a picture or figurine. When we got to the store we looked but didn’t see anything. Then we saw this.
The cat was in the floor at first but then jumped up into the window display. We had to shoot through the glass and the cat wouldn’t pose for us, so it’s not a great picture. The cat turned around and walked away from us.
This is the display at Paradise Lost Books, which sells used books.
The cat jumped down and disappeared into the store, so we couldn’t get any more pictures. We have emailed the store to see if we can get the story on the cat in the bookstore.
Chloe is the first stray cat that showed up here, the mama cat with her two babies Rusty and Dusty. She likes to come inside at night sometimes, especially in cold weather. She sleeps on our bed, but before she goes to sleep, she wants some affection. Here she is one night recently. Mark saved this as a Quicktime movie.
Here it is in another form. Mark is trying to make sure everyone can view the movie.
Sylvester came into the office last week to check on what we were doing. It looks like the planter stand was made for a cat to sit under.
It has been two weeks today, Friday, since Zoe disappeared. We haven’t heard or seen anything about him. I guess it’s time to face facts. He’s probably not coming back home to us.