Tuesday, April 15, 2014

M is for . . .

Magical Mr. Mistoffelees! In the broadway play Cats, this character is a small, black feline who performs feats of magic and sleight of hand. Wiki

Our Mr. M appeared around about ten years ago, staring soulfully into our house, eliciting outraged shrieks of territorially dismay from our indoor kitty. At first I left him bowls of food and water. I heard tales from the neighbors of his visits to their homes. He looked so distinguished, I didn't believe he was a stray.

Eventually he let me pet him, a bit. Then one day, as I sat on my front porch, he crawled into my lap--all twenty pounds of him. I'm a sucker for fluff, so when winter rolled around, I let him spend most of it in our sunroom. My computer desk is also in this room and whenever I sit to write, Mr. M jumps into my lap.

He may sound sweet, and he is, but he does have his devilish side. Ever once in a while, he bites or scratches me or one of my girls. My eldest saw him capture a mouse the other day and gobble it up, tail and all. She was both fascinated and grossed out. I just hoped he wouldn't ralph up the bones in the house. But that's nature, right? Red in tooth and claw. Or perhaps I should say, black and white.

What magical creatures share your world?


  1. Yes. When trying to write, I spend as much time moving my cat's tail from the keyboard as I do typing, but I wouldn't have it any other way.

    Happy Blogging!

  2. What a magnificent kitty! He clearly adopted you as his own. His expressions remind me of my Lady's expressions. We named her Lady hoping to influence her behavior. I think we failed.

    Thanks for visiting over at Rantings and Ravings, Jean, visiting for the A-Z Challenge from Rantings and Ravings of an Insane Writer

  3. Mr. M. does look quite distinguished! We have a cat like that named Bootsy. He showed up on our back porch one day, too.

  4. Nature: red in tooth and claw...or you know, black and white. Either way, very true! I think I would be equally fascinated and grossed out too lol

  5. Beautiful cat. He looks precious. Many outdoor cats have become indoor cats in my house.


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