Thursday, October 16, 2008

Bagereeh and I Meet.....

I am home again from the second day of long drives. The Kitties who left on the first drive are, by all accounts settleing in nicely, and the Kitty (I use that word loosely) who came home on the second drive is, well, very scared.

Bageerah, (I have been advised against called him something ending with ssss or zzzz sound, sounds like a hiss. Bageerah had a gentler sound, and means , "Leopard") IS most definately an F1. You learn that in .5 seconds after you reach into his cage, something the temp foster was very nervous to do, so I offered.

I told her, I get it now. He didn't atack, just let me KNOW how unhappy he was. I told him what I was doing, and got his towel, and put it in the carrier with the door nearby, and open, and he looked at me and went in. This Kitty has a MIND.

My girl Foster cried half the way to their new home yesterday. They cried because they trusted me, and cried because they wanted someone, knew someone would come and fix it for them.

Bageerah was silent. Deadly silent. Like a wild creature whose life depends on it, because he knows he can trust noone and any sound is either prey or an enemy.

He is in his room now, in the dark. I left his carrier in a safe place with the door open, and he has lots of places to hide, three large litter boxes, including his old one with used litter, and a bit of that litter in the new boxes.

And some dry food and water. He had been eating, a bit, some chicken at his temp home, raw, but when we went in, he hadn't eaten the food left that morning, or the piece from the night before. So I am boiling a little chicken and will take him a bit when it is cooled.

It seemed wrong to bother him more taking pictures. I sat away from the carrier and talked to him for a bit, and when I went to go, he turned and looked at me.

He is amazingly beautiful. And as unlike a cat, or even a Bengal as anything could be. This is no Foster. If I can bond with him, I will never be able to send him away, it would be too cruel, and if I can't, he certainly can't go anywhere else. I'm his chance.

Bageerah may or may not be his name, but it has a nice sound, and we have been going on so about Kipling these days I thought it worked for the moment.

The Cat Who Walks Alone fits, but is hard to say gently....

Wish me luck, I'll keep you posted.

Love and Wild,

Lorraine

81 Comments:

At 7:27 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

Ack Lorraine, I couldn't keep up with the last couple days! so I will be first to post this time, but, uh, i haven't read the post yet :). (but i will) i gather you have Ain't Cuddles home, after a 7 hour round trip - brutal! - I really look forward to hearing about your adventures with him. ok, will post now, and go back and read the entry!

 
At 7:34 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

the cat who walks alone, how lovely, and how sad. i think bagereeh is a perfect name, especially if ss and zz sounds are ill advised. and look! I am keeping up with the posts! (ok, so, it's not hard to do right now) Hope everyone is having a lovely evening, I have a tired Tank asleep on my ankles, and a never tired Rocket running like a banshee. life is good.

 
At 7:37 PM , Blogger Adri said...

oh Lorraine, it will get better, you'll see. Patience and love and security will help so much.

 
At 7:42 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I think Bagereeh is wonderful for now. It is soft but powerful. Fits! I am so happy for him that tears came to my eyes reading this. You are his chance and, although I can not articulate how, he is giving you a chance as well. What a wonderful thing you are doing. I know that the both of you will be better for it.

Fingers crossed and burning sage for you both! Good luck.

 
At 7:51 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Thanks all. He will be as good for me as I am for him, I am thinking. I have all of you and lots of help from people who know about cats and EG's in particular.

Way to go Sue, you got in first!

Isit fair to say I am , well, scared? Maybe that's not the right word..Perhaps, AWARE of what I have taken on is better.

 
At 8:02 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

SAY! There is a nice picture of me and Cabal in the Church, I hadn't realized Kitty took, of me and Cabal up over at Kitty's Blog...

How cool!

http://furrytiger.blogspot.com

 
At 8:05 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I would say that you are discerning. You know what you have gotten into but that does not mean that you believe it to be simple. :)

You are so right for him!

 
At 8:06 PM , Blogger gaypet said...

I saw that picture. It is cute! I still feel bad that I didn't take any photos of you that night with my phone!

 
At 8:06 PM , Blogger Bulfinch's Aglaia said...

Oh, Ms. Fabulous, you have taken on such a beautiful but arduous task. I am so filled with pride for you!! And Bagereeh seems like a perfect name right now. Wow.

 
At 8:17 PM , Blogger Dancing Liza said...

Oh my Dear!

If anyone can win his trust, it is YOU.

There is so much more to say. For starters, I know I owe you and your readers a story; I have had no access to
Internet for so much of my waking life...so odd...it's funny how that equates to one who has been off the Pony Express of more than a Century ago. We have come so far...

My thoughts are with you and the majestic Bagereeh this night...you are a magical cook; I know the chicken you prepare for him will be well received.

Much Love,
~L

 
At 8:21 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Thanks Fiends, I will need a LOT of support in this, it is an amazing feeling. Hard not to go and check on him, but popping into a dark room and popping on a light is NOT the way to go....

Dancing Liza! Yes, you do owe us a story! The story of this Housewarming Gargoyle that Venus loves so much, dont' wait too long before you tell us, and my thanks for your wishes on Bageerah, it's going to work, you know.

 
At 8:30 PM , Blogger Fancidots said...

Lorraine - my heart, my mind, my soul -- pours forth energy, patience and love - FOR YOU. You saw, right away, as I did, with Louie - you ARE his chance.
I also said you and HE will find his true name, as he reveals more of himself to you. For the time being, at least, Bagereeh is GOOD.
You have now SEEN the power of the F1 spirit. And, he has already touched your soul. I am DELIGHTED.
Impressed you immediately FELT the AWARENESS which will draw the two of you, together.
As I explained, in our private posts to one another. He will change your life. In GOOD ways.
You will LEARN so much, from him, and he will, eventually, learn to TRUST you.
The awe you now feel, will empower you in ways you could never imagine.
As "anxious" as you now feel (I refuse to use the word "scared" because I do not sense that, from reading your post) you will feel JOY with each small step forward, in the joining of your life with his.
It is so difficult to explain, to someone who has not experienced what you and I now SHARE.
I will be watching closely - and LISTENING... I am HERE for you, any time, day or night. You have my number.
I am so PROUD of how quickly YOU saw his essence.
BELIEVE, it will take time, but anything worthwhile DOES. And, I think you already see...
Once you go EG - it is very difficult to imagine NOT having them in your life.
Much LOVE to YOU and Bagereeh from me, and the Fancidots gang.

 
At 8:32 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

oh yeah, lorr - that's a darling pic of you and cabal, really sweet. and I think I would be pretty apprehensive too - it's a bit scary - this little boy is one step from wild, if he is an F1, right? (i am searching my brain for the previous conversations on this) But you have alot of backup and resources to help you help him heal and trust (ok, i am tired - i first typed hell then heel, my god its alzheimers comin at me:) snort, giggle, yeah, gotta get to bed...

 
At 8:36 PM , Blogger AletaMay said...

This is such an intense experience!

I am very glad that he did not attack. It does seem like there is already some sort of connection between the two of you, a cautious but not hostile connection.

Also glad the long drives are behind you. Perhaps some rest is in your future!

 
At 8:37 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

My thanks, Fancidots!

(Fiends, Fancidots is a serious Bengal and cat lover and has 2 F1's and many rescues living with her, she has been invaluable to me the last few days with advice, and has saved and placed MANY Bengals, we love her!)

They do comminucate. He didn't attack me, but the warning was very very clear. I talked to him, and explained and went slowly, and he responded. That gives me hope.

I am so looking forward to this adventure.

 
At 8:38 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

hello fancidots, that was a heartfelt post! what is an EG? i am behind in my reading and not familiar with the term...

 
At 8:43 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Sue, he is wild. Mummy or Daddy was a Leopard. He's not like anything I have ever seen or been in contact with. He has no reason to trust anyone, he was avused and passed onto two more homes and before that a breeder who did not keep in contact.

Which, if you are a breeder selling F1's you ought to , in my opinion.

I am DEAD against de-clawing cats and would never do so, but I must admit, in this instance I am just as glad he has no claws. Not that it would make a difference.

A causious connection. It is a start.

Rest, would be nice. Well, time enough for sleeping in the grave, I say.

So who has got their Kipling already? We are SO going to be talking...

DAMM. Just heard the CRASH followed by a Bengal coming out saying "What? Nothing Happened...You so don't have to come out here..."

I love my life.

 
At 8:44 PM , Blogger Starshadow said...

Bagereeh is a lovely name, and very evocative of the description of the black panther in Kipling's stories (which I loved more than the Disney version, but I digress).

Time may prove me wrong, but...I think there is a strong chance that it will be with you and Bagereeh as it was with Mr. Neil and Cabal.

For now, there is no doubt that what you are doing is a wonderful, loving, *magical* thing - and the universe will acknowledge it in time!

 
At 8:47 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

EG is Early Generation. They aren't Bengals until they reach F4, like Venus and Mim.

The F is how many generations they are away from Leopard. F1 is a foundation cat, as are F2 and F3, the F4 are considered dommestic cats, and can be shown and sold as pets.

EG are serious animals and if you don't know what you are doing, you should not have one. Live with a Bengal first, to get a short intro to what might be in store for you, LOL

I don't know what Iam doing but I have a lot of support from people like Facidots and the nice lady from Cat Fancy mag, who have has EG cats.

 
At 8:50 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Thank you Starshadow!!! The Rescue Coordinator just said much the same thing in an e-mail to me, she says she knew he would not be going anywhere and it was kind of meant to be.

I do hope so.It won't be for lack of trying on my part if it isn't.

Cabal, by the way is SO happy Boss is home and is eating like there is no tomorrow and laughing all the time, all very good on that score.

 
At 9:04 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

yes; this experience has been so intense for all of us and I too had tears of joy in my eyes reading your post Fablo. I can't imagine how wonderful it must feel to have your spirit/soul come into contact with such a marvelous, powerful creature! *sigh* you are doing the right thing. I'm sending calming thoughts to you both with the hope that my tiny drop will join all the others that are being sent. All of the calm will lap up onto both of your souls and calm the turbulence of the past few days; leaving only a deep cleansing breath in the wake of the effervescense and give you both clarity of purpose and the will to hold to each other with quiet fortitude and solidarity.

much love (and wild)to you both

 
At 9:07 PM , Blogger Dancing Liza said...

I do in fact KNOW you will win his heart...Kindred Spirits and all of that.

Plus the fact you need some male Energy in that little house of yours. Girls are awesome, but Balance must be maintained!

Venus fancies him, eh? He's a Russian folksinger you know.

Story soon!!!!

I think I must sleep now, but if I get a Second Wind (you never know with us Air Signs), I will tell you a story to send you off to bed.

~Liza

 
At 9:14 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Calming energy is good, and I hadn't thought about the male energy, first for this house!

Dancing Liza,,,Stay awke...telll us of Gargoyles...soon.......

 
At 9:15 PM , Blogger ivenotime said...

wow, Lorraine, just wow - be careful - be careful, barely one step from wild? I agree with being thankful that he is declawed, but that almost seems wrong with this type of animal, as he can no longer exist in a sanctuary (wasn't that in a previous post?). My fods, what type of people owned him previously? I hope he finds peace with you (which i just spelled peas - do f1's eat their veggies:). I also hope he decides litter box is a Good Thing.

Also nice to hear Cabal is eating - a few times when I have had to put Tank in an outside kennel cuz I was gone too long (we have outside runs and board dogs occasionally), he literally stands in place the entire day - doesn't eat, lay down or drink, then when I come home does all 3 plus more like a whirling dervish, ugh, I feel so guilty when I have to do that.

 
At 9:17 PM , Blogger Adri said...

Lorraine, how big is he?

I think my heart stopped a little when I realized he was declawed. I want to cry for him.

guys, if you haven't met one of these cats, it's hard to understand the kind of presence they have. It kills me every time I hear of one of them with a sad story because they are so, so amazing. There is definitely a feeling of awe.

My heart is full for you and Bagereeh tonight.

 
At 9:18 PM , Blogger Arwenn said...

Many congratulations!!

I too was on edge until I could get home and check your blog.

What an amazing being to get to know, and to have already have communication sent and received.

Hopefully it will just take time, more patience and perseverence than a lot of people ever have, and the unerring sense that you are doing a GOOD thing....the right thing.

Can't wait to hear what comes of this....

 
At 9:29 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

jhhhn (Mim just typed that, not sure what she means... Dan Guy will know...

D-clawed is no good. Easy enough to keep them from furniture, I have two Bengals and lots of antiques, we comprimise, they claw the heck out of the ones I don't care about, easy..

This Bageerah? I don't know,, except he needs me. More in the morning, 'Night now...

 
At 9:58 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

Did you really not know that you were his last chance? Don't be surprised if you dream of him.

Welcome, fancidots and marci(?)! There's more insanity than EG cats and Bengals around here. Please let us know your jacket sizes; all are "strait" around here. ;)

It is wonderful that Cabal is eating again. Boss might try making time to talk to Cabal a day or two before he has to leave to let Cabal know that he is leaving, how long he will be gone, and that he will be back. It has worked for us with our animals. They are never happy to see us leave, but we don't get the "OMG I thought you were never coming back to me!" when we get back home. We still get "You're Home!"

I think I need to wait until tomorrow to comment about Awareness in other species. Right now I'm falling asleep at the keyboard.

 
At 10:18 PM , Blogger Dancing Liza said...

The Second Wind has blown through my house!! Blogger wouldn't let me be free with formatting though. To see Nikoli's story, go to

cakeandteaforsupper dot blogspot dot com

I thought I knew how to make a link-y!

Arg!

Now, I really must sleep. The damned Pointsettia's need to be woken early!

Sweet dreams to all!
~Sleepy Liza

 
At 10:22 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

And welcome to Roxanne, too!

 
At 10:44 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

Lorraine, that sounds amazing. I'm sure you're in for quite a ride.

It's a beautiful thing about Cabal as well, too bad Boss has to leave so often, hopefully they can come to an understanding. Boss loves him so!

Nighty night Fiends!

 
At 10:49 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I'm so glad to hear you are both home safely. I hope B settles in smoothly, the poor darling.
I've just arrived home after spending 4 hours trying to figure out what was going wrong with a friend's laptop. Phew, my braincells are really fried.
Brilliant to hear that Cabal is eating and happy.

 
At 11:02 PM , OpenID kali-licious said...

Oh Bhagheera is a good name, especially for a Wild Thing like this one.
And you definitely had a Moment there with him. Wild is a different thing altogether than tame, even if the animal in question is only part-wild. Kind of like the difference between wolf-dog hybrids and domestic dogs, the hybrids have a definite intelligence in their eyes that the domestics just don't.
I'm sending you nice calm energy for you and him so you both can get used to each other. On second thought maybe I should send some for Mim and Venus too, what with the crashing.;)
And Cabal is eating and happy too, which is so good to hear.

 
At 11:47 PM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

L--wow, what an evocative post. I feel like we are peeking over your shoulder as you meet him for the first time....thank you for sharing the experience.
I can easily see you as a large cat rescue haven person, in your next life *g*

On a off-topic note....I learned tonight from reading Neil's blog that an old (and I do mean *very* old, at least five years before you and I ever met) boyfriend's father has died...and it made me think about the person he was then....and how he has changed to be the person he must be now...and how we deal with the passage of time/life/death as it all occurs.
And I wanted to send him words of condolence...and realized we were pre-internet, so I don't have an email for him. There has been SO much change in our lives......not in one day, as for Bagheera, but sneaking up on us, one day one year one decade at a time.
mood:melancholicly philosophical

 
At 12:04 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

What I'd like to know is how big is the guy when compared to other cts his age (and how old he is)...

 
At 12:37 AM , Anonymous Lysandwr said...

Unfortunately, I didn't check my email until 90 minutes AFTER October 16th ended...so this is somewhat belated:
(rec'd in email)

Hi Grey Lemur,

Today, October 16th, is Feral Cat Day. It is promoted by Alley Cat Allies, which was founded over 18 years ago by two women who recognized that stray and feral cats' needs were not being met by the animal control pound and shelter system. They realized that when well-meaning citizens called pounds and shelters about feral cats, their only response was to kill them...contd.


Feral Cats Article

 
At 3:20 AM , Blogger Phiala said...

Wow.

I don't have anything to contribute beyond what everyone else said. You have your work cut out for you! My wolfie is supposedly 75% (don't believe it!), but he came from a good home, and tho he was a lot of work he is much more domestic than your new boy. And now old and lazy, and so completely bonded into the pack family and sure of his place in the world (that is, right below the cat). I hope your new boy (not sure Bagheera is right, but waiting to hear his proper name) someday achieves such surety, with your help.

 
At 4:47 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Bagheera is a good name, and he sounds like he is in the very best of hands. I think you know more of what you're doing than you realise; from what you describe there's a calm and a strength in your approach to him, and it's absolutely right. I wouldn't call it last chance or only chance-- that's too much pressure. Just Right. And in time, it'll be good.

Ally's hanging round my feet and going "Meeeh" just now, which I'm certain means that she has confidence in you, too. :)

How are Venus, Mim, and Kali taking it? Are they very curious about What's behind That Door yet?

Helloes to all, old and new!

 
At 5:12 AM , Blogger Dan Guy said...

You are a brave, brave woman. I am a little scared of regular cats. The idea of letting a half-leopard into your house would freak me the heck out.

 
At 5:14 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

It might scare the girls too...

 
At 8:28 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Bright Bagheerah. ;) Very glad he's in his new home, and I'm sure the adjusting will bring many Adventures.

Cabal eating and being happy makes me very, very happy.

Now, for coffee. Today is my day off, and I'm enjoying not being in the office -- though there's still plenty of work to get done. Must go worship Caffeina.

 
At 8:33 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

I want to see pictures of Cabal smiling.

 
At 9:06 AM , Blogger Jess said...

Here's one! ;)

 
At 9:11 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Cute. Nothing like a happy dog.
I think it might take a while before we get happy cat pictures of bagheera...

 
At 9:19 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

This morning went well, as well as it can be I suppose, the little darling has left his cat carrier, and explored all littler boxes and crept under an ottoman I draped with a blanket, for just that purpose. I talked with him a bit, and left boiled chicken.

I'll go back this afternoon and check on him when I do errands.

Venus and Mim are used to SOUNDS behind that door, and don't seem to much care.

Our Builder is putting a lock on the outside of the door. One thing that would REALLY set us back would be for him to get out, there are places in the basement we would never get him out of.

I'll have to find some other things for us to talk abotu fo ra while tho, these updates are going to get pretty dull...

"Day 7: Glared at me and hid"

"Day 8 Glared at me and hid...."

Be interesting to see where we are in a month tho...

I'll try and find a picture of Cabal smiling.

 
At 9:20 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Take a new one!
:)

 
At 9:29 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Right. Take a new one. Will do. Your wishes are my commands.

Wow, day OFF Val??? What IS that, I have heard of them before...Hee-hee...

 
At 9:39 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

French lesson then? (trying my luck there)
:)
I do a very good excited puppy impression (but not peeing everywhere: there is a limit)...

 
At 10:09 AM , Blogger pantagruel said...

Yes, a Day Off! I will have one for both of us and report back. ;)

 
At 10:35 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Spacelaw, glad to hear it, about the peeing....

DO tell Val!

 
At 11:23 AM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

hello Bagheera! i see it being spelled several different ways, this is the literary version, but I don't know if you intended to have it end in a downturned syllable, but I love that you were warned off the hard ssss---

Q, am so very proud of you, and want to hurry back to meet the boy. Last night, I did just pick up the Madonna week at Dodger Stadium in early Nov, and i will be reporting from the front lines, I do have a curiousness about Her Madgesty.

Not that it rivals the meeting of super-Bagheera. Those daily status reports will change. Keep your mind clear when you go in to his room. They can see inside you. Tell him everything, be his benevolent guide.
as for no claws, that is a double-edged sword. Truly sad, but at least you can feel a little more bold in your overtures towards him. He can rend with his teeth, but as he knows and feels your intent, all will be peaceful in the end.

Wil be posting about last night, WOW. Tina, you incredible 68-year old woman...!. and I was completely bowled over by the work Drew is doing. May be one of the best productions yet. Great birthday, got surprised with a big ol' cake by my crew. Drew is sleeping in the other room, me and mini-Bagheera/Batman are gonna go jump on the bed.

ps Oct 16th = Feral Cat day, does it? well I am a friendly cat, to be sure.

 
At 11:34 AM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I had to backtrack and find out why Q was so happy about spacedlaw peeing...LOL!

Glad you enjoyed the birthday festivities Kitty!

And I'm glad to hear Bagheera has ventured out and around the room a bit.

Ben got a toy cat from my dad from halloween that plays "black magic woman" quite loudly (as those toys tend to be) and our cat is completely petrified of it! I have a feeling he'll be tormented by it and Ben from now until halloween...oh, and ben named the toy cat "Everybody" which i think is a fantastic cat name!

 
At 11:40 AM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Or rather NOT peeing.
But I whine a lot. Puppy like.

In French, Bagheera is spelled Baghera and I thought for the longest time that it was a female name...
I've never read The Jungle Book in English. I should get it (for Giftmas, maybe?)

 
At 11:45 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

I've seen your claws, Kitty! Not on me mind you, but I have seen them....

Wish I cold have gone to Tina here, she is amazing!

Bagheera. Right can't spell to save my life. I am not so sure tha is his name, all I am getting from him is terror.

He did change hiding places tho, taking a break to check on him. Not eating that I can see tho. I will get him a steak tonight and try that.

Everybody is a great name for a cat. Black Magic Women, cracks me up....

My Spookyhaus is really cold. May have to break down and heat the place. Sigh

 
At 11:47 AM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Baghera? I like that. Less letters. And Hera DOES have the freakyest pets going.

She doesn't have a LEOPARD tho, being sane.....

 
At 12:08 PM , Blogger Kitty Cat said...

Honeygirl, he will tell you his name when he is ready.
steak! yumm.
and fireplace?
even yummier.
xoxo

 
At 12:13 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Fireplace.
Roasted chestnuts.
Sauternes.
:)

 
At 12:31 PM , Blogger Jess said...

Changing hiding places could well mean he's exploring a bit while you're out, so that's good! Hopefully he'll find himself tempted by The Beefs, if chicken didn't work. Lots of quiet time, and time to rub things with his special smell. That's what he needs. :) He'll get there.

Everybody! I like that. :D

You bunch of luckies. I don't have any working fireplaces in my house-- they're all blocked off, and decorative. :( I get by on candles, which are cheery enough. But I miss real fireplace fires!

You do realise, Nathalie, that now we're all going to demand video of the puppy impression.

*goads* ;)

 
At 12:33 PM , Blogger spacedlaw said...

Thank goodness, I am not equipped with video equipment, otherwise I might well let you grovel for mercy.

 
At 1:23 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

I am so freakkin happy right at this moment and I have to share with you all who will understand.

First; glad Mr. B(aghera) is feeling safe enough to wander and Fablo is still intact. (though we are not worried about that)

Second!!!! I got a call from a friend who said they saw something and thought of me & sent it along in the mail. It came today and guess what????????

It's the Graveyard Book AND!!!!! it's autographed by the Mr. himself!!! I'm so totally on cloud nine and I have no clue how they would know that they have just given me the COOLEST thing EVAR!!!!!

I'm so excited and thrilled & happy; I can't even stand myself.

 
At 1:42 PM , Blogger Siri said...

Do you know, Quiche, that you exude calmness? The night of the St. Paul reading, there was lots of frantic energy in the air (some coming from me, because I didn't allow myself enough time for the trip and was freaking about missing the opportunities I had) and I met you and all was well. There is comfort in your aura, which is probably why you are such a good assistant, friend, fiend and fosterer, as well as rescuer. I also think it's interesting that we all were aquiver to get home and check out the blog to see how things were - what an internal international internet connection we have developed. I'm feeling better because both you and Bagheera (Mr. Kipling's spelling)are safe at home. I believe it will be home for him after a period of adjustment. I think the longer it takes the better - I'm not sure I'd trust him if he rushed into domesticity. I am proud to call you fiend, Quiche, proud I say. Everyone is an example of how to live, either a good one or a bad one, and you have given me goals to improve. Don't be scared - I will admire you whatever you do - but calmness and patience is lacking in my make-up, so I can learn by reading about your adventures.

Yeah for Cabal eating - I'm the sort that never stops eating, happy or sad, so I don't understand those that do!

I am so thrilled about the beast coming home!

Siri

 
At 1:44 PM , Blogger ariandalen said...

About six years ago, my DH and I took DD1 to the Cameron Park Zoo in Waco. The zoo tries for natural habitat enclosures. They happen to have a Sumatran tiger. At the time, he was very lonely and bored. He watched me from the moment I came near his enclosure, and continued watching me until I was, at least, no longer in sight. I was having a cordial, silent conversation with him until he noticed DD1, who was in her stroller and about 1 year old. I got the very clear impression from the tiger toward my daughter of "Snack." To which I responded, "No. I don't eat your young. You won't eat mine." I pretty much got a "eh. okay," back.

It's been a while since we were at the zoo, but they did have a possible mate in the enclosure with him. I don't know if she is still there. I do know that the Cameron Park Zoo is on the registry for keeping the species alive, as Sumatran tigers are on the Endangered Species list. There have been no announcements in the media about any tiger cubs at the zoo.

 
At 2:11 PM , OpenID theprocrastnatr said...

Bagheera is such a cool name.

I'll give him 4-7 days before boredom from hiding-under-things surpasses fear of not hiding-under-things.

Glad to hear he is there with you.

 
At 2:13 PM , Blogger louisa said...

Hello lovely Fiends, I've missed you this week, been slammed with work and life, so I'm taking tonight off and shrinking
heads
!! This girl knows how to have fun :) Will post pics of how they turn out.

*Lots* of comments to catch up with so for now I'll say a belated Happy Birthday Miss Kitty!

 
At 2:32 PM , Anonymous Anonymous said...

My Maine Coon boy, who thinks he is very wild and tough, sends his love to Bagereeh and tells him that he'll like knowing that he can love and trust a human. Though I think he'd eat my wimpy boy so we'll just keep them pen-pals.

 
At 2:36 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Rats. We need to get video to Spacelaw. I am going to make her do this impression next time we Skype...

Thanks Siri! I was right glad to meet you that night too. I think I am calm because in my line of work, both music and assistanting, you can't freak out over every little thing.

You would end up freaking 24/7, hee-hee. I save the freak outs for the big things. And just deal with, and make work, everything else.

Funny too how there get to be less and less big things to freak out over, they all sort of become, well, let's just deal with it issues...

Rats. Rice. Back in a mo..

 
At 3:01 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Stacy! How cool is that??? I am so happy for you!

I listened to Anansi Boys all day in the car yesterday, so we are having Island Chicken and rice tonight.

Hurrah for Shrunken Heads!!!!!

Anonymous who are you with this Maine Coon Kitty? You sound like you belong here!

(Sometimes I have to delete Anonymous comments, due to a Problem we have had in the past, if I think it might be the Problem, very sorry if you are not the Problem and I delete you)

I am going to try for a picture tonight, we will see how he is feeling. Just cooked him a steak.

Bagheera may not be his name, still not sure....I know I am going to spend some time tonight in front of the fire with Kipling tho tonight....

 
At 3:47 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

I'm so glad to read that Mr B (because spelling Mr B in full is confusing and it makes me come up with a typical aussie nickname that may not be appropriate) has progressed somewhat while I've been sleeping. Wondering how the steak went?
I'm very glad the builder is putting the lock on the outside of the door. I can imagine the mayhem if there was a lock on the inside, with a smart cat there.

 
At 4:01 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Mr B is still hiding, I just nipped over to let Merry Housekeeper in to put the lock on. (The Builder went down sick, and I want this lock!)

Will give him the steak when I go home in a bit form work. (Where I have nipped back to)

My Thecatcoach.com friend gave me more ideas for food for him if he doesn't eat the steak. He will get tuna water and tuna .

Cat could eat better than I...

 
At 4:03 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

Yes, I can see you eating the scraps while Mr B gets tempted with all the good stuff!
Happens here from time to time too.

 
At 4:04 PM , Blogger Stacy said...

Oh that's right! I had forgotten that Anansi Boys was out in audio. Must find it.

Shrunken heads!!! YAY!!!

 
At 4:55 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Lenny Henry reads Anasi Boys, good enough for me!!!!!!

You should have seen what Mim did to the chicken Mr B did not want...If it wasn't dead before....

 
At 4:59 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I love the anansi boy audio book! Lenny Henry is so great...although he'll always be Chef to me!

 
At 5:14 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Chef was the BEST!!!!!!!

Ok, got some pics, off to say something witty about them....

 
At 5:21 PM , Blogger Dragonsally said...

OMG, Lenny is reading it? I love that guy, not to mention his wife. Two of my most fave British comedians.

 
At 5:26 PM , Blogger FiendOfFur said...

Hearing about Mr. B has made me remember my past feral cat experiences and how rewarding it was to see all the patience and time pay off,lots and lots of time. With Mr. B being so smart, I wonder if he will wait till longer than he has been at any other residence to let himself relax a bit.

Made plans to see Henry Rollins next weekend at the Pantages, should be fun.

 
At 5:33 PM , Blogger FiendOfFur said...

people talking about Lenny Henry, Dawn French and Stephen Fry, omg, I love you guys :)

 
At 5:42 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

We does know grea comedy, we does!

Ok, some photos are up now. Scary nd cute overload....

 
At 5:59 PM , Blogger Chantrelle said...

I just saw Henry Rollins a few weeks ago, he's been doing some amazing things in the last year, you're in for a great show.

Off to check the new post then it's pizza and 102 dalmations tonight!

 
At 6:15 PM , Blogger FabulousLorraine said...

Not the Jungle Book, Chantrelle???

I haven't seen Henry Rollins in years, lots of years, I hear really good things about what he is doing tho.

 
At 5:44 AM , Blogger LauraJ said...

Such a good name! And my favorite character from the Jungle Book (am old, do not believe the Disney is canon) is a wonderful archetype for him ("I broke the foolish lock with one blow of my paw and left..."). Deadly but wise. It's a name to grow into and toward.

Good thoughts and much love to all of you (more Kali pictures!)

 

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