Friday, May 11, 2012

big siamese kitty

Last Tuesday evening, I glanced out the window as I was walking by expecting to see Oliver or one of his siblings having a snack at the Dining Hall. Instead I saw a very large light brown colored animal occupying the Dining Hall. I stopped, a bit startled and took a closer look. I couldn't tell if it was a cat or some other critter. It seemed odd that Oliver and The Family were parked around the yard intently watching this critter eat their food. I grabbed a flashlight which revealed the critter was indeed a large cat with siamese coloring, who I'm calling Big Siamese Kitty (BSK).

May 8, 2012 9:52 pm
After BSK was done eating, Oliver casually escorted him out of the yard and down the alley. Two members of Oliver's Family followed a short distance behind, providing backup.

I've never seen this cat before. I don't know if he's new in town, just passing through or what his story is. I found it odd that Oliver and his siblings were scattered around the yard watching this newcomer chow in the Dining Hall. For whatever reason they didn't feel the need to interrupt his dinner before they chased him off. A few hours later, he was back having some more dinner.

A few weeks back my friend Nancy let me borrow her portable kitty-webcam system. It's a webcam connected to a laptop all rigged up together in a large weather-proof Rubbermaid container. The camera snaps a photo every 5 seconds. It's a sweet little setup. I decided this would be a good opportunity to set it up and record the comings and goings at the Dining Hall throughout the night in case BSK returned.

May 9, 2012 6:31 pm
With everything setup, all that was needed was to wait for nightfall to see if BSK would return. 

It didn't take long before I had my answer.

May 9, 2012 9:12 pm 

May 9, 2012 9:16 pm

May 9, 2012 9:19 pm
Once again, Oliver kindly escorted BSK from the yard. BSK didn't go far, he hung out under an ambulance, which is parked at the fire station, directly across from my yard. 

Can I come back for seconds?     May 9, 2012 9:42:22 pm

May 9, 2012 9:45:03 pm
Oliver approaches to have some words with BSK.

May 9, 2012 9:45:13 pm
 BSK flattens his ears and fixes his lasers on Oliver.

May 9, 2012 9:46:21 pm
After circling BSK, Oliver heads back home, lasers still activated. Mission accomplished.

Two hours later, BSK returned for more dinners!

If BSK continues coming by, I'll need to decide about TNR'ing him. BSK is a big cat, but he doesn't look like he's missed too many meals, so maybe he's lost or was dumped. Or he could be one of the ferals that my neighbor a few blocks to the north feeds and cares for, I'll check with her. 

I've tried to approach him, but he runs off every time. I'm thankful that thus far I haven't heard or seen any signs of fighting between him, Oliver and The Family. 


  1. Oh I wonder if he is a chancer, although strange that Oliver and his crew are on stopping him, Now if it was a girl kitty and they are trying to woo said Kitty! lol

  2. Oh my goodness! You've got a squatter!

  3. Maybe Oliver and his family knows more about BSK circumstances than us hoomans! It may be a good idea to try and trap BSK if no answers are forthcoming from the local colony....

  4. This is intriguing! He looks as though he hasn't missed many meals thouygh. xox

  5. Wow, he's a beauty! And the name BSK translates so naturally to Biscuit, which matches his coloring. :)

  6. I too thought of Biscuit! Is he a Fireman Cat?

  7. BSK looks like a ragdoll breed to me (see the white feet). They are mellow cats. I'm not surprised the others aren't too bent out of shape. Maybe a "found" ad is in order or keep an eye out for a "lost" add...

  8. wow - he is a nice looking boy. we agree that maybe someone is missing him (better than thinking someone dumped him). mom says that the "downfall" to doing the right thing and tnr with shelter and food is that word gets around.... :)

  9. We suspect Oliver and the rest have encountered BSK before. They don't seem too upset about him visiting the dining hall.

    BSK ran back to the fire station -- any chance he lives there? He doesn't look like he's been living too rough.

  10. He sure is a handsome kitty! Hopefully they continue to get along! Cute!
    xo Catherine

  11. What a funny story! I am surprised that your kitties were so tolerant of BSK. Maybe he smells real good!? ;-)

  12. This will be interesting to see how it turns out!

  13. Now that Oliver & the gang are neutered, they'd be less likely to fight for territory. And, they know you will put more food out so BSK isn't taking the only food they have. Pretty sure Oliver & gang have been spreading the word to hungry kitties about your place.

  14. I agree with others - he looks pretty healthy weight-wise! Maybe he's lost. Do keep us posted.


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