sometimes you just know
that the other creature knows
you’re from the same tribe
This scruffy little tough guy is a Scottish charmer who knows a cat person when he sees one. An old Aberdonian tomcat who roams the streets of tiny (and also charming) Footdee, he has a whole Facebook group talking about him and worrying over his welfare. He patrols Footdee pretending to be a stray to collect treats and attention, but is very much loved and cared for by his owner-person. Completely ignoring my non-cat-loving colleagues, Scruffy sauntered up to me tonight in Footdee (pronounced “Fittie” by the locals) and circled my legs, doing the “doncha love me” figure 8 cat-dance. Of course he got a chin-scratching, head-stroking, scruff-ruffling petting session. He had me pegged as a cat person from the moment he sniffed me.
We’re from the same tribe, Scruffy and me, and we know it.
More on “Fittie” later – it rocks! (It’s a tiny town worthy of Scruffy.)
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4 thoughts on “Haiku: Stray Cat Strut”
Scruffy (aka Flittie) certainly owns it! Thank you for stopping by my place and leaving such a thoughtful comment on my blended family post. 🙂
Your story was awesome.