New Cats on the Block

Having a slightly later than usual breakfast this morning, I noticed two feline intruders in the garden. I’ve never seen either of them before so it was quite a shock.

One of them was a stunningly sleek black cat with spectacular orange-coloured eyes. This one is clearly a very cool animal, sitting elegantly on the shed roof  and surveying the scene below with apparent disdain. The other one was totally different: a tortoiseshell  with white patches, young and quite slightly built, with a small face but big ears and a very large nose. Most comically of all, cat number two had disproportionately large feet to the extent that she (?) looked like she was wearing white boots.  I went out to try to take a picture, but they both did off like greased lightning as soon as I went outside.

Columbo didn’t pay them much attention, so maybe they’re regular visitors and I only noticed them this morning because I’m on a different routine, heading off to the airport instead of going to work. I’m sure if they went anywhere near his food it would be a different story.

Anyway, this little episode reminded me to let Columbo’s many admirers know that he’s doing fine. He’s spending more time outside now that the worst of the winter appears to be over (?) and seems to be in good spirits. I promise to post some pictures when I get back. I know I’ve promised before but I keep forgetting.

4 Responses to “New Cats on the Block”

  1. Jake (a Golden Retriever) has visitors each day. Max, a disturbingly large black lab, comes to the front door every morning at 7:30am, waiting for Jake to be let outside. They play and hang out for a couple hours, then Max decides to leaves, until usually returning around 2pm.

    But after Jake’s lunch, Dakota, who, unlike Max, is a smaller and sleeker lab mix, comes to visit. Jake and Dakota like to play fetch with tennis balls, competing very sportsmanlike over who can get to it first. Interestingly, Jake insists on being the one who brings the ball back, regardless of who won the prize.

    I suspect Colombo may have a clandestine social life.

  2. I’m so glad to hear that Columbo is feeling better but I’m envious of both of you in that your winter seems to be breaking. It looks like we’re just starting into what promises to be the worst part of ours.

  3. Anton Garrett Says:

    Columbo knows who the others are, but he’s not telling…

  4. I am worried that Columbo might have joined a gang.

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