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Old March 4th 18, 02:34 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Lesley Madigan
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Upstairs in my local pub is flats- shared by Aaron, Dean and Crostin. Manager, bar man and chef respectively.

As it's a very old pub it has a rodent problem so although Aaron is allergic to cats a while back they acquired a half Bengal kitten to deal with that.. Solomon aka Solly had grown into a fine young cat who regularly demonstrates his worth by leaving evidence of his rodent killing skills where Aaron can see them and one more than one occasion stand in them!

This morning Aaron opened the door of the function room and bolted back out again with a cry of "Why is there a black cat in there?!"

Turns out Crostin has been feeding a local "feral" who started hanging round the back of the pub so Crostin left some odds and ends of chicken out for the cat. To start with the cat would stand back and watch him put it down but wouldn't approach the food until he moved away. Then it quickly got to the point said feline would wait by the door for food.

Last night was bitterly cold and Crostin saw the cat sitting outside in the snow and said "The poor thing deserves to live" and opened the door to the function room. The so-called "feral" immediately came inside and after some food and water found a hidey hole and went to sleep.

I don't think cat is a true feral.

Aaron was a bit annoyed because he got hissed at. As did Kim but that could just be the cat being shy.

Anyway Kim got some photos, a jet black semi longhair, age and gender unknown

We're all having a bet on how long before cat gets a name and his paws permanently under the table...

Lesley

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Old March 4th 18, 03:27 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 3/3/2018 9:34 PM, Lesley Madigan wrote:
Upstairs in my local pub is flats- shared by Aaron, Dean and Crostin. Manager, bar man and chef respectively.

As it's a very old pub it has a rodent problem so although Aaron is allergic to cats a while back they acquired a half Bengal kitten to deal with that. Solomon aka Solly had grown into a fine young cat who regularly demonstrates his worth by leaving evidence of his rodent killing skills where Aaron can see them and one more than one occasion stand in them!

This morning Aaron opened the door of the function room and bolted back out again with a cry of "Why is there a black cat in there?!"

Turns out Crostin has been feeding a local "feral" who started hanging round the back of the pub so Crostin left some odds and ends of chicken out for the cat. To start with the cat would stand back and watch him put it down but wouldn't approach the food until he moved away. Then it quickly got to the point said feline would wait by the door for food.

Last night was bitterly cold and Crostin saw the cat sitting outside in the snow and said "The poor thing deserves to live" and opened the door to the function room. The so-called "feral" immediately came inside and after some food and water found a hidey hole and went to sleep.

I don't think cat is a true feral.

Aaron was a bit annoyed because he got hissed at. As did Kim but that could just be the cat being shy.

Anyway Kim got some photos, a jet black semi longhair, age and gender unknown

We're all having a bet on how long before cat gets a name and his paws permanently under the table...

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs

Great story! I'm willing to bet the cat will have a name soon enough!

Jill
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Old March 5th 18, 12:03 AM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On Sunday, March 4, 2018 at 3:27:46 PM UTC, Jill McQuown wrote:

Great story! I'm willing to bet the cat will have a name soon enough!



Cat still in residence in the function room. Now getting bolder, still hissing if people come too close (apart from Crostin where cat immediately runs up to him and asks for food) but the safe distance is getting smaller

Lesley

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Old March 6th 18, 10:23 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Cat now ventures out but comes back for food and now doesn't mind if it's not Crostin who comes out as long as whoever it is brings food

Lesley

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Old March 8th 18, 02:57 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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On 3/6/2018 5:23 PM, Lesley Madigan wrote:
Cat now ventures out but comes back for food and now doesn't mind if it's not Crostin who comes out as long as whoever it is brings food

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs

They've definitely been adopted! How long will it take, I wonder,
before the cat gets a name...

Jill
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Old March 18th 18, 11:34 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
Lesley Madigan
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Today the black cat ran in through the front doors downstairs then headed upstairs. Because of the bad weather they had to close to the door to the function room from outdoors so now the cat apparently checks that door then if it isn't open when Crostin comes out runs back downstairs through the front door and upstairs to get fed. Solly who is usually lurking downstairs has worked out if the black cat goes past then food is on offer and follows after all Crostin is only feeding black cat leftovers that would otherwise be binned- that's leftover bits of chicken, ham and beef i.e. Crostin's leftovers are a feline feast!

Black cat still not named but turns up for meals and on nights like tonight when it's very cold sleeps in the function room

Lesley

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Old April 14th 18, 08:26 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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I am also on FB. I treat it as a tool nothing more. I've got in touch with friends and family through it. A lot of both now live miles away (Australia in one case every couple of years he flies back to England for a couple of weeks and we use FB to co-ordinate meeting up). I make new friends through it including a couple that I have then met in real life. I am a member of a group where people sell clothes for the larger ladies like me and I have picked up some bargains I nabbed a lovely blue dress with brass buttons for £7 including postage the other week that will be perfect for a forthcoming major interview (To bring you up to date after Dave died I lost my job and I've been temping on and off ever since but am now at a place where I really like it and want to stay and my job is being made permanent so I have applied for it and hope to get it)

I am also in a couple of widows support groups including one where we swap decorating/DIY tips

So it has its uses

Lesley

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Old April 14th 18, 08:43 PM posted to rec.pets.cats.anecdotes
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Where in Australia does your relative live?


On 4/14/2018 12:26 PM, Lesley Madigan wrote:

I am also on FB. I treat it as a tool nothing more. I've got in touch with friends and family through it. A lot of both now live miles away (Australia in one case every couple of years he flies back to England for a couple of weeks and we use FB to co-ordinate meeting up). I make new friends through it including a couple that I have then met in real life. I am a member of a group where people sell clothes for the larger ladies like me and I have picked up some bargains I nabbed a lovely blue dress with brass buttons for £7 including postage the other week that will be perfect for a forthcoming major interview (To bring you up to date after Dave died I lost my job and I've been temping on and off ever since but am now at a place where I really like it and want to stay and my job is being made permanent so I have applied for it and hope to get it)

I am also in a couple of widows support groups including one where we swap decorating/DIY tips

So it has its uses

Lesley

Slave of the Fabulous Furballs


 




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