Monday, April 23, 2007
This picture of Shaggy is about a year old, but he says he hasn't changed much. Shaggy and Scooby were adopted together in 2003 when they needed a new home. They are litter brothers, three years old at the time, and the person who cared for them wanted them to be together, but was having great difficulty finding someone who would take them both. SS&SMom stepped in and took them home with her. Scout joined them in 2005 as a tiny kitten, but more about that tomorrow. Shaggy is the Alpha Cat and steps in when Scooby and Scout get into a ruckus. Shaggy is also the most laid back of the three, tolerating and playing with Scout more than Scooby will. Shaggy loves going outside, even when it is very cold. He says he must be part Norwegian Forest cat. Sometimes, though, it gets too cold even for Shaggy. One night last winter, he was very insistent about going out and SS&SMom finally let him out, figuring that he would just sit on the porch for a little while, then come back in after a few minutes. This was most likely just what he wanted, but SS&SMom got busy with something and forgot about him. After 30 minutes, Scooby let Mom know that it was high time to let Shaggy back in, which she did. Shaggy let her know in no uncertain terms just how cold his little feet got.
Shaggy likes to go out in the cold.
His fur is thick and he is bold.
But once he was forgotten
And he shivered something rotten,
Until Scooby made it known that he was still out in the cold.