Saturday, March 15, 2008

Theo


Diamond Emerald-Eyes suggested that I do limericks for all the cats at Cat's Eye and I am happy to oblige.  This is a really interesting blog, as it is not just about the cats, but about the human as well.  He has a really interesting way of talking about his life and how it intersects with the cats he has taken into his home.  The first cat I am writing about is Theo, who is pictured here in his new favorite place to relax.  This bar stool was recently moved from the bedroom to the living room and it became a whole new thing for Theo.  Theo is the youngest and smallest of the three cats living in the house.  He was also the last to be adopted.  It all started when Mr. Max, who had been the man's companion for many years, went to the Bridge.  At first, he thought that he didn't want another cat because the pain of losing Mr. Max was so great, but he got lonesome and decided that adopting two cats together would be a good thing.  If one went to the Bridge, he would still have companionship.  He adopted Diego-san and Thompson together because they were already attached to each other.  When he saw how much Diego-san and Thompson cared for each other, he started thinking that if one of them did go to the Bridge, the other would be devastated, so he decided to adopt a third cat, so the one left behind would still have companionship.   After much looking around, he found Theo from a foster home.  Theo was something of a special needs cat for a while.  In his first home a child sat on him and badly damaged his back legs.  He had a long recovery, though he was fully recovered by the time he was adopted.  It has left him untrusting of his back legs, though.  He can jump quite well, but is reluctant to try.  He also gets skittish and runs around like his tail is on fire is anything startles him. Theo was a perfect choice to bring into the mix.  While Diego-san and Thompson love to hang out together, Theo wants to play with them.  Theo loves to play chase with Diego-san and chases him all over the house until Diego-san tires of the game and jumps up on something high, where Theo won't follow him.  Theo also loves to start wrestling matches with Thompson. They have a great time until Thompson tires of the game and warns Theo off with a growl.  This generally makes Theo take off running through the house. Thompson may or may not chase him a bit.  Theo loves his alone time with the man.  This happens when the man comes home from work and sits down at the kitchen table to read the mail.  Theo jumps up on the table for head rubs.  Theo loves it when the man has visitors.  He runs to greet them when he hears the doorbell and demands attention from everyone.  Then he will suddenly run off for no reason at all.

                                             Theo chases the other cats.
                                             He thinks it's fun.  They think he's bats.
                                                   He loves visitors.
                                                   He runs to the door
                                             When he hears the doorbell, this friendliest of cats.

11 comments:

TT said...

Theo sounds FUN to plays with!!

Mickey said...

Theo is a very handsome cat. He sounds like a real character too :)
Purrs Mickey

PeeEss: I like your Limmerick badge
That was a great idea by Diamond :)

-d ma said...

Wow! Theo's got a limerick! And a great limerick at that. Theo and I thank u.

Cheysuli and gemini said...

Hello Theo! What a fun limerick!!!

Daisy said...

I like that blog, too. Theo is brave. I prefer to run and hide when the doorbell rings.

Cecil the Cougar: said...

Thank you for introducing us to Theo. I am glad that his back legs have recovered! He sounds like a very good furrbrother!

The Devil Dog said...

That is so sweet. Theo is a very handsome cat, too. We are glad that there are several cats to keep each other company. We are also glad that the man adopted more cats so he wouldn't be so lonely.

Roxy

Kimo & Sabi said...

Da doorbell scares us!

Come visit us tomorrow to see da answer to how many puppies was in da photo.

meemsnyc said...

That's a great limerick!

Rascal said...

Theo sounds like a very cool Cat. I like his relaxing spot.

MoMo said...

Theo is a great Tuxi!