Sunday, January 3, 2010

One Cat, Two Cat, Old Cat, New Cat—Part 1

Kuging manja (spoiled cat). My first Bali cat brought to the villa last April by our friend Uul to take care of our mouse problem. I had her spayed two days later when a herd of tomcats were pacing the walls checking out the cute new young girl in town. A bit of a “cranky fur pants” she has her moments of being loving and sweet, but it’s on her terms.

Kucing baru (new cat). I found this cat at a Bonsai Café on the beach. With all four paws she was standing on the edge of a garbage can eating. She came by our table later for handouts. I asked who she belonged to and everyone shrugged their shoulders and said “the café”. I fretted about her for several days. Two days ago I jumped on my bike road three miles to the beach, put her in a totebag and then in the basket on my bike and road back three miles to the vet to have her spayed. She is upstairs recovering, eating canned food and drinking Evian water. She is very sweet and loves attention. Because of her scrappy life, her fur is a bit of a mess and she doesn’t have all her teeth.

She needs a name.

Kucing malas (lazy cat). We named our tiny mouser Tikus, but we now call her Howard. She has this Howard Hughes cleaning phobia. Spending an inordinate amount of time cleaning after a day of sleeping. So far she has caught one mouse and was quite pleased with herself so she just fell asleep at the scene of the kill basking in her glory.


Kucing Baru (new cat). Managed to climb up into the ceiling rafters, over the AC unit and slide down the wall onto Jerry’s desk and computer. So much for recovering from surgery and isolating hissing cats. Now they stare at each other through the glass doors. She has put on weight, her fur is getting smooth and she is settling in to her new life—JACKPOT!

10 comments:

paula in san rafael, ca said...

Happy New Year - your posts are so enjoyable.
- paula

Florence's Art said...

I loved that you rode 3 miles on your bike to rescue your new cat. Good for you! I also enjoyed your sketches

donna said...

glad to "meet" another cat saver! Beautiful drawings. Your work is amazing.

Possum Patty said...

All the cats are awesome. Thanks for sharing! Love your blog, I think there was a blizzard up in Maine this weekend, stay in Bali! LOL Do you need a housesitter?

Sue Van Etten said...

I love your stories as much as your cat drawings.

Kris Wiltse said...

Cats are such liquid animals. Lovely sketches of yours!

Sherry said...

I am very much enjoying you posts about life in Bali, but especially your cat tales.

donnamcm said...

Great stories Jen, I can just picture you doing this--it takes a cat lover to understand why another would continue to rescue cats. Sweet sketches.

sue said...

Sweet cats--your love for them shows through these images

Art Garden Diva said...

Just found your blog...love your art, and cat stories too! We have 5 cats, but nobody know for sure! LOL Just getting back to painting-you are an inspiration.

Vickie