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Saturday, July 07, 2007
Cat-urday pet blogging
Ptolemy found us about 4 years ago. He was living in an abandoned car in an alley about a block away when Mrs. G's best friend found out about it and knocked on our door telling us of his plight. Our dog was telling us he wanted a kitty and this was our opportunity to add a member to our family. We brought him home and he lived in the drop ceiling in the basement for a few days before deciding to join us.
I've had cats all my life and this is the only one I've ever had to keep a litter box. Not only inside but on the porch. It's a long story involving FUS. He snuggles up to my feet at night and jumps into Mrs G's lap in the morning and we always refer to him as "your cat." You don't get a cat, they find you.
The name. Ptolemy was General in the army of Alexander the Great who declared himself Pharaoh of Egypt after Alexander's death and founded a dynasty that lasted until Cleopatra VII had a fling with Julius Caesar.
The Yonk joins in pet blogging by telling us about McKinley. I almost forgot to mention that Fred the Cat has a regular Friday gig at Morning Martini (with pics).