Light moves through

Cat Mountain, Part II

This will be the second and last post about cats for now, lest I seem like a crazy old cat man before I’m officially either of the first two.

We left off with Ryan and Jackie taking in Bhikku the stray, who suddenly gained a lot of weight, which ended up being two brothers she birthed in the closet. They kept them both so we get to have this little pride of mother and her sons, Sal and Lew.

When I lived with Ryan and Jackie after first arriving in Portland, Sal was my roommate. He’s a big fella, but not as big as these pictures make him seem. He flops for love, which he did even before he lost a leg in the war. As noted elsewhere, he is truly the fastest three-legged cat I’ve ever known. People really freak out about fat cats but when you look at a family sharing the same household, all getting outside a lot, all hunters, and Sal is the hunky one, I think that Sal is just expressing his true Sal-ness as it was meant to be.

Lew has traditionally had trouble expressing his emotions, as Ryan originally explained, but he’s doing better. He has a penchant for high fives, a kink in the tip of his tale, and a handsome ascot.









9 responses

  1. Nandini

    Great shots, really liked the third one. 🙂

    February 13, 2012 at 4:15 am

    • Noel Tendick

      Thanks Nandini!

      February 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  2. LOVING THE 3rd ONE!!

    February 13, 2012 at 6:19 am

    • Noel Tendick

      Okay, the 3rd one it is – I’m glad to know Lew’s best angle. Thanks Charlotte!

      February 13, 2012 at 2:45 pm

  3. Sophia

    Royalty! 🙂

    February 24, 2012 at 10:47 pm

    • Regal creatures indeed, aren’t they?

      February 25, 2012 at 6:31 pm

      • Sophia

        Yes they are. 🙂

        March 1, 2012 at 11:54 pm

  4. Your photos are amazing, the last two especially! These photos totally remind me of my old cat; I miss him. Thanks for sharing! 🙂

    February 27, 2012 at 7:50 am

    • Noel Tendick

      Did you have a tabby, or is it Lew’s manor that reminds you? I had a tabby growing up who I still miss. Thank you for your kind words!

      February 28, 2012 at 11:22 am

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