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Rats in Party Hats
Published on Monday, July 28, 2014 by

Dusty Jr. Poor kitty not only has the name of a cat that “is no longer,” but has been called a boy’s name for several months.

obx wild cat

Indeed, DUSTY, as we call HER now, looks just like a feral male cat that several locals fed and took care of for many years in Corolla. At the beginning of the season we were heartbroken to hear Dusty had not been seen in quite a while.

Not long after, “Dusty Jr” began to make appearances around the street. Dusty is a flirt. Hot and cold. One minute she is a wild cat that won’t get near you while the next she will rub her face all over your hand.

We have been feeding Dusty along with several other locals, however as I have been told by one of them, I cheat. I use CANNED food. Nectar of the gods to cats. So Dusty has camped out at our house for several days at a time.

During those times when Dusty disappears for days on end I find myself thinking, “Dusty! You have no gratitude whatsoever! I give you the best food in the neighborhood and this is the thanks I get?!”

But sometimes those who seem so distant will surprise you when you need it the most. Case in point? Today my son called to say Dusty left him a present.

party hat rat

Sure, the rat might not be too happy about it, but Dusty worked hard to choose something she just knew we would love. AWWWWWWW!

Check back Thursday for my monthly photo challenge post. The theme is baseball. Yea, I know. BASEBALL. But I found a way around it… I’m SUCH a cheater.

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  • Ron

    “Sure, the rat might not be too happy about it, but Dusty worked hard to choose something she just knew we would love. AWWWWWWW!”

    HAHAHAHAHAHAHA! Katherine, that cracked me up! And you’re so right about cats, they can run hot and cold; depending on their mood. But I love them!

    Okay, and that photo of the rat with hat is BRILLIANT! You are so CLEVER!


    Btw, the love the name Dusty!

    • Oh and Dusty gets SOOOO dusty… like NASTY dusty. 🙂 I think every rat deserves a party hat. Oh man… I should have gotten my son to make a little sign with a toothpick and cardboard that says, “Free Rat” … have him put the sign in the little hand. Oh MAN we missed an opportunity! Poor little rat… I actually have had both rats and mice as pets.

  • Awww, now that’s love. Bringing you a gift is love.

    I linked you to my Awww Mondays post. This sure qualifies.

    Have a purrfect day. ☺

  • Our furry friends do try to take care of us. A tasty treat for you, Mom. Yum!

    • HA HA HA HA! That made me literally laugh out loud! A tasty treat for you, Mom! HA HA HA HA!!!!

  • Love the present! I hate to think what Henry would have to say if I started feeding the neighborhood cats. He’s a wuss, though, so they’d probably leave HIM at the doorstep in a party hat.

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