Monday, February 05, 2018

Merci the Cat Magnet

Percy:  I think Merci has an admirer.

Marcus:  She does? 

Percy:  Yes, the other day when Jan was playing ball with you in the dog pen, there was a tuxie cat in the next yard watching.  We thought he (or she) was watching you.

Marcus:  Everyone watches me.  Jan says I'm not only good-looking, I'm fast and agile.

Percy:  No,  while you were huffing and puffing from the exercise, the tuxie suddenly jumped up and raced along the pen and stopped at the tree, where he stood for a while staring at Merci.

Marcus:  What was Merci doing to attract a cat?

Percy:  Nothing.  She was just doing her usual, walking up the steps to get inside and when the door didn't open, she would go back down and wander around in the corner. 

Marcus: I didn't see any cat.

Percy:  You were too engrossed in the ball.  And when Jan saw the tuxie stalking Merci, she used the ball to lure you in the house so you didn't scare the cat away.

Marcus:   Are you certain the cat was only interested in Merci?

Percy:  Positive!  Before Buddy, Sam and you came along, Merci was a cat magnet.  She rescued me when I was very young.  Cameron was so attached to her, he used to wait outside to follow Merci on her walks; then when he got tired, Jan would have to carry him home.  Finally, he just moved in.  And when it was just Merci and Jan, more than one cat used to follow them part way.

Marcus:  Wow!  I didn't know that.  Did Merci wear catnip perfune to attract them?

Percy:  No, silly.  They must have sensed her gentle nature.   I'm just amazed that tuxie was so interested in getting closer to Merci that he paid no attention to you.  You're hard to ignore!

Marcus:  I must be losing my magnetism.  I need to find it again.  What should I do?

Percy:  Oh, I don't know, but you could ask Merci for her secret.

Marcus:  I didn't know Merci has a secret. 

Percy:  That's because Merci is calm and doesn't babble all the time like someone we both know.

Marcus:  We know somene that babbles?  Who is it?  I won't tell.  Come on, Percy, you can tell me.  I'm your pal.  Is it Rusty?  No, it can't be.  It must be Cyndi.  She's a girl and girls like to chatter on and on about whatever.  No, wait, I know who it is.  I think.  Is it ...?

Percy:  Sigh!


  1. Us cats just know a good thing!

  2. Hari OM
    Oh Marcus, I fear you cannot hear, for all the noise going on... hugs and wags, YAM-aunty xxx

  3. I wonder what the story is behind that tuxie?

  4. Your admirer looks pretty nice to us!

  5. Thanks Jan for your kind words for Mr Kitty. We appreciate your friendship.

  6. Pretty,,bring it in and see what happens.

  7. Aaaaaaaw What a cute kitty. We kitties always seem to know who will luv us and purrtect us and keep us safe. Looks like ya'll might have a new brofur or sisfur soon. Big hugs

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

    1. Jan says no brofurs or sisfurs! Kitty already has a home, thankfully.

  8. Oh, Marcus, you have your secrets, too, but it's just that you babble them out into the universe instead of keeping them inside and being a mysterious, handsome doggy....Still, I'm in love and love is blind.

  9. and Percy outdid yourselves today in making momma and me laugh! Love to you both. And Tuxies are good furriends. Just sayin'.

  10. That tuxie looks a lot like Mr. M. Very good looking kitty!

  11. That is a handsome kitty. I wonder where he comes from.

    1. He belongs to a neighbor. We wondered why he has been hanging around and not running away with Marcus' exuberance. Guess he can't figure out what that 4 legged furry thing in a sweater is. :)

  12. Look at those white whiskers! Maybe that tuxie cat just wanted to show them off to someone!

  13. We never heard of a cat magnet before! That must be quite amazing! Kitty cats usually run away from me. Except for Maddie cat. When she lived with us, she would just punch me in the nose.

  14. Ask your mom if you can keep the tuxie?

  15. What a handsome admirer Merci has!
    Rosy, Arty & Jakey

  16. "cat magnet" I could use one or more of those! Especially if they yield visitors like that handsome gentlecat!

  17. Whoa, better watch out or you may have another cat in the household!!!
    The before blogging hairy slobbery sister (Kokanee) was a cat magnet too!
    Merci you are a furry lucky dog if Cats love you!
    Marv and Mom


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