10.12.2009

Mittens Alert!

Yesterday Mom and I were hanging on the porch in the early morning, I like to get her up around 5, when suddenly Mom started acting a little funny. I had been making my way across the sharp pointy rocks to the far edge of the yard, when Mom called out and requested I make my way back to the porch. Naturally I ignored her request. Turns out she saw this on the other side of the yard...

Mittens was watching over the scene with caution.

So there I was innocently sniffing a plant at the edge of the yard when Mittens panthered down the wall towards my location... Mom had no shoes on but was ready to fly across the yard.

I was directly below Mittens when this shot was taken! I looked up and got all hissy and let out angry meows, but Mittens just cruised by without any fanfare. Later in the evening Mom and Dad were out there again and Mittens was hanging out in the same spot. Mittens cried for Dad to come and pet... and he went! Mom then joined in the action and they realized Mittens is a boy, or so they think, it was dark. Mom mentioned how muscular Mittens was, and again mentioned the multi-paw toes which is how mittens got his name.. I don't care for this turn of events.

I have allowed Mittens full front yard access for some time, even allowed my unwanted dry food to be given to Mittens when he looks hungry... but my backyard! And My Parents! I just don't know about this.

33 comments:

  1. uh oh...winters coming, you might find yourself with some "mittens"...

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  2. Maybe Mittens has a bit of a crush on you and has come courting?!

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  3. I know, it seems harmless, but every brother and sister I have "adopted" has started out in this way. Beware! First the casual cruising, then the kibble handouts, then the full on pets! It's a pattern. Trust me. I know.

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  4. Could you be getting a new brother?

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  5. That looks like you might have to put up with a new brother?

    Thank you to the kind words to my mom!

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  6. Brothers are AWESOME Fin!! You'll have so much fun!! He'll chase you, and eat your food, and try and steal your treats... it's the best!!

    *RUMBLEPURR*

    Dear Fin,

    Brothers are occasionally awesome, but not for any of the reasons that Rumbles has mentioned (speaking as the receiver of said behaviors)

    ~Inigo~

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  7. Hey Fin,
    Is Mittens a hemingway cat?
    http://cats.about.com/od/felinegenetics/a/polydactyl.htm
    Our sissy Sarah has one, his name is Hemmy. He has lots and lots of toes on his paws; it does look like he's wearing mittens. You should be careful not to get into a fight with Mittens.
    - TBH&K

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  8. The only good thing that we see is that Mittens didn't try and bother you when you were below. We're sure your hissing and growling probably scared him off!

    Hey, Ernie is a black multi-toed kitty and he's pretty nice...maybe you oughta give Mittens a chance!

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  9. Maybe he is interested with u, Fin dear!

    :)

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  10. Hmmm ~ I'm not sure wot to advise. Bruvfurs can be fun ~ but they can be a pian in the bum too! Yoo could squib him wiv water to see him off. Milo xx


    Don't listen to Milo ~ he may be nice! Alfie xx

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  11. Mittens probably has admired your beautiful floofy self for so long he can't resist coming closer.

    Sniffie and the Florida Furkids

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  12. Do you know if Mittens has a family? If he hasn't, Cory could be right. Beware!

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  13. I think mittens has a crush on you!

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  14. We think it furry nice of your mom and dad to give him food and pettings! We think Mittens may have a crush too!

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  15. Let's look at this in a different light. YOU are the one who lives in the house and sleeps in the bed and gets alla' you' PAWrents love an' affections. A little love fur someone else is OK cuz we think that Mittens needs comfort and a fambly.

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  16. This is a disturbing turn of events for sure!!!

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  17. It's hard to argue with giving a poor homeless kitty a little love and food. Unless of course he's not homeless and is just out scrounging for 'leftovers', in which case you should whap him. ;)

    Purrs and hugs,
    The Kitty Krew

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  18. You better watch your parents very carefully, Fin! No telling what they are up to.

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  19. Uh oh Fin, If they've already petted him they're hooked. You've already lost the battle so you should whap him just because.

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  20. Mittens can be very cuddly on a cold winter's day! ;o)

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  21. bad news, fin. they fed him. he's not going anywhere. next thing, they'll be letting him in the house when it gets cold.

    be prepared. just saying.

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  22. THEY'RE CHEATING ON YOU?!?! Dat's so wrong!

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  23. That first picture was really scarey. I would be afraid of Mittens for sure. Be careful. And listen to your mom.

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  24. Oh yes, he looks quite scary. I bet he has dirt in his fur, too or maybe even (gasp) a thing called 'fleas'. I do not have those because I stay inside
    where it's warm.
    --Mocha
    p.s You are beautiful! I mean: purr-ty.

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  25. Ut~Oh Fin!!! Looks like he's trying to move in. But ya neffur know, you might make the best of friends!!!

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  26. Oh Fin...I can feel your frustration. To have a perfect stranger, one named Mittens no less, enter your precious territory...well I just don't have words.

    Be patient but cautious. Stand your ground and keep your eyes on your GOOD food at all times.

    I'm here for you.
    Katie

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  27. It sounds like Mittens might be lonely...

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  28. Hmmmm, yes I must agree with you, Fin. It would appear Mittens is trying to take over your territory.

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  29. Uh, it appears that Mittens is really up to something! We especially like how you decribed how he "panthered down."

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  30. Oh my, he is trying to steal the affections of your beans. Be very careful here.

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  31. As formerly homeless cats, we can understand where Mittens is coming from here... it is good that your human staff has been caring for him. (You understand that humans who care about one cat probably care about all cats!)

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