Tuesday, May 10, 2016

Meet Keanu

When I returned from my morning constitutional, I saw a towel lying in the grass by the drainage ditch across the street from my house. When I went over to check it out, I discovered a tiny kitten crouched beside it. It didn't want me to pick it up, but I did. I looked around for others, but didn't find any. So meet Keanu, the new member of the household.

21 comments:

Mel Odom said...

You have got to see the movie!

Bill Crider said...

Yes, and I need to get a kitty do-rag.

Jeffrey Meyerson said...

Not a cat person, but he's adorable.

Patrick Murtha said...

I found one of my three cats, Lucia (Lucy for short), abandoned as a kitten at Tecnologico de Monterrey-Campus Sinaloa where I taught at the time. She joined Frida and Remedios, sisters whom I had adopted as kittens when I arrived in Culiacan. Remedios was not too crazy about the addition at first, but she got over it.

Ronaldo the ferret joined the family in Mexico City, Rocio the Scoodle (Scottish Terrier-Miniature Poodle mix) in Queretaro. The latest newcomer is Chicharito the hamster. I have a nice standing cage ready for a cockatiel or medium-sized parrot; I'm also eager to get a hedgehog. I have a longstanding notion to add a skunk to the mix. I seem to do very well managing mixed-species households.

Don Coffin said...

Nice looking kitten. I assume he/she is not a solo cat?

Bill Crider said...

We had four at one time, but they've all departed. So Keanu is a solo.

Patrick, you really do have a menagerie.

Richard Robinson said...

Why that name? I would have expected something with a mystery connection.

Bill Crider said...

The new movie about the cat made it an irresistible name for me. It just seemed right.

Patrick Murtha said...

I think that reading all the Doctor Dolittle books as a kid had a deep impact on me. Oddly, perhaps, I find living with multiple animals calming rather than stressful as a general rule. They are all easy to please and eager to please.

Bill Crider said...

Hugh Lofting has a lot to answer for.

Jerry House said...

I suspect he may appear in a future Dan Rhodes book.

Dan said...

Can Cat Videos be far behind?

nikidomino said...

Bill, I wonder if you were targeted. Not there when you left, there when you came back...

Bill Crider said...

I wondered exactly the same thing. It's possible, especially since there was only one kitten left.

Todd Mason said...

(That's me in under Alice's nikidomino handle...our two older cats.) Well, well-chosen!

Ed Gorman said...

A gift from God. Just the companion you need.

Bill Crider said...

It's a very sociable cat, all right, and it already knows how to purr.

Thomas Miller said...

A pretty terrific-looking little cat. I'd say fortune just smiled on both of you.

Cap'n Bob said...

I just hope he doesn't utter all his meows in a gutteral growl like the other Keanu did in 24.

Deb said...

Sometimes we pick our animals, sometimes our animals pick us.

Mike Stamm said...

Well done. I lost my senior cat (she was not quite 19) last week; maybe the gods will grace me in a similar way. (It remains to be seen how my second cat would react...)