Saturday, April 13, 2013

A Girl And Her Cat

This is Clarence.

A few weeks ago, Clarence appeared in camp, hungry for both food and attention. Apparently one of the sadly large number of pets that get dumped in the area, Clarence seemed happy to find people.

Not long after that, the Bossman suggested Clarence should maybe be relocated. And then I had my first real encounter with him.

Followed directly by my buying a bag of cat food and putting an official claim on him.

It may have something to do with Clarence's uncanny resemblance to Edgar, who was staying with me at the time. (In fact, the first time I saw Clarence, I thought Edgar had gotten out.) It may also have been the fact that he seemed friendly enough and had, after all, found us.

Anyway, since then Clarence has taken to wandering camp. Most mornings he follows me around, no more than a few feet behind or in front of me as I check buildings or grab coffee from the kitchen. He's proving his usefulness, too -- I've been given a couple of gifts of headless mice.

Which ... is nice ... I guess ...

1 comment:

Andi said...

At least he's not still playing "catch and release" with them when he offers them to you...