Thursday, July 12, 2007


This is Reno of Forty Paws.  He is about three years old and is a perfectly symmetrical tuxie.  He was born to a feral mother with Feline Herpes1 and has a very badly scarred cornea on his right eye.  He was kept in a cage in a garage, along with his littermates, by a crazy lady, whose idea of taking care of these kitties was to deny them medical treatment.  His littermates developed very bad diarrhea and the crazy lady gave them to Maw, but she kept Reno for another month.  This means that the damage to his eye is much worse than that of his littermates.  Maw thinks that he is mostly blind in his right eye, which may explain why he is the most skittish of the Forty Paws.  Reno runs when he sees anyone coming toward him and he hates having his claws clipped.  This means that Maw has to find him deeply asleep before she can grab him and clip his claws.  He protests each clip.  If he sees Maw coming with the clippers, he hides for three weeks.  Reno likes to watch the rain and found out that he could push the cat flap open with his head and use it for an umbrella to watch the rain coming down.  Unfortunately, there has been so much rain at Forty Paws recently that he has become bored with this and doesn't do it any more.  I thought it was worth a limerick anyway.  The (whap) is the noise the cat flap makes whenever it is opened or closes.

                                         There is a perfect tuxie named Reno
                                         Who watches the rain in a way that is keen-o.
                                                   He pushes the flap
                                                   Up with his head (whap)
                                         And watches the rain with the flap on his bean-o.


caricature said...

Reno is very cute - so sorry to learn about his eye - people can be so senseless at times!
Thanx for your great advice about the kitties :)

Daisy said...

Hahahahaha! Reno wears the flap on his bean-o!

Chairman Mao said...

hehehehe, I love that limmerick about Reno's Bean-o, that's sooooo cute, KJ! I'm so glad Reno found a great fureffur home with Maw and Forty Paws.

Kittyhugs and purrs from MaoMao!

Pablo said...

That is the best use of a cat flap that I've ever heard! Must try it out sometime.

Jeter and Mickey said...

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pleez go to mi blog.
thank u.
luv--yer frend--jh

小芥 michico said...

Sorry for the eye.
But Reno finds a very good home now~!

Lux said...

That's a really funny limerick - Reno is cool!

The Cat Realm said...

This is another wonderful limerick! And what a smart cat Reno is! I am very glad he found a good home were it doesn´t matter anymore that his eye is scarred because he doesn´t have to hunt to get his food!

Forty Paws said...

Oh goodness Karen Jo! We just popped over to pick up our Schmooze Award and saw that Reno has a Kitty Limerick!!! What a wonderful limerick for Reno! And we do call him Beanie and Beaner sometimes! How great! Yup. Whap goes the flap.

Thank you for a wonderful limerick for Reno the Bean-o!

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