mdlbear: A brown tabby cat looking dubiously at a wireless mouse (curio)
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I keep listening to the jingle of the little bell and tag on his collar. Our other cats are quiet little ninjas. When I couldn't find him I'd call his name and he'd jingle. When he stopped responding to his name I knew something was wrong.

I've said that he was "my cat", because he chose me and loved me and followed me, but in truth he was more Colleen's cat. She was the only one whose lap he would sit on. He would curl up there for hours, or sit on the footrest of her recliner, or lie on her chest next to her heart.

When he started being a picky eater, she was the one who made sure he ate, and chased the other cats away from his bowl. She fed him cat treats, and when we had bacon for breakfast she would break off pieces for him.

Here's the one I call "cat and mouse" (that my userpic comes from); I think it's my favorite. He's leaning over my trackball, and in the background you can see the keyboard pushed out of the way under the monitor. Unlike the other cats, he hardly ever stepped on it. It's my laptop's wallpaper now.

A grey tabby cat looking dubiously at a (Logitech) mouse.

And this is the one I call "Crazy Cat Lady Starter Kit" -- Colleen with Curio in her lap, and Cricket and Desti on the top of the chair back. Cricket looks like she's about to come down and get some of the pettin', but I don't think she did. The fabric later wound up on my desk.

Colleen in her chair with Curio in her lap and the other two cats on          the chair back.

This one is "The Cat In the Bag" -- I still have it as the wallpaper on my phone. It's from a year ago, before he became so ill.

Curio in a World Wildlife Fund tote bag.

I thought about posting the last picture I have of him; I'm not sure I'm ready for that yet.

Finally, here are some links related to FIP:

Date: 2015-07-27 05:39 pm (UTC)
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From: [personal profile] amaebi
What a very handsome cat.

Date: 2015-07-21 07:09 am (UTC)

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