Becky is getting to be such a big girl! She is smart and sweet and well, just not a puppy any more. She's quite the teenager now.
This is Tocho
which means "tiger" (I can't remember which language). I helped rescue
this kitty many years ago when she was about 2 months old. She was
separated from her momma way too early and there was some evidence that
she was abused (whiskers were burnt) by her original "owners" who were homeless people and
from what I have heard more than a little cracked out. She was 'rescued'
by another homeless person who was slightly
less cracked out at the time and who gave her to a friend of mine. My
friend could not keep another kitty so when I found out, I called another
friend, Mr. J who had just lost his family cat. He accepted Tocho provisionally, saying that his
wife had to approve of all this. However, as soon as I presented Tocho
to him, he took her from me and I never got to hold her for the rest
of the visit. Tocho was his. She sat on him and purred and basically
Well, it sort of worked. Tocho is usually pretty sweet to Mr. J, though she is scared when they have too many people visiting and will hide under the bed covers (where I took these photos). And, every now and then, she gets the crazy look in her eye and all hands and other exposed body parts have to be hidden from Tocho's teeth and claws. I hope Ms. L forgives me one day for this. I think she has as I do still get invited to parties and she talks to me hehe.
At any rate, Tocho loves her daddy and although she barely tolerates
anyone else, she does tolerate me as I did get to pet her. I like to think she remembers me in a
tiny part of her mind/heart.
Mr. J's wife, Ms. L, named the kitten, Tocho, in order to somewhat balance the horrible start in life that she had. You know, give the kitty a strong, fierce, powerful name and she will become strong and fierce and powerful.
Finally, a photo of 9 and Chani as they woke up from their nap upon Mr. Crab. It was almost dinner time and they needed to fully rest up before eating. Right?
Tocho sounds like a (mostly) nice kitty! Sometimes the path a kitty takes to their home is a bit convoluted, and that was certainly the case for her!ReplyDelete
Thank you for getting Tocho home. I love, love, love that picture of 9 and Chani!ReplyDelete