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Purrsday: little Scottparker

The backstory of Scottparker
We adopted Scottparker – excuse me, he adopted us – on the 20th of December, 2014. The Etruscan and I had been arguing ALL morning about something so trivial that I couldn’t tell you what it was now. It was escalating to heightened gesticulating (Italy, you know) and halfway through we both ran out of steam and he suggested we take a walk to cool off.

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Under the bridge in our town is where generations of street cats hang out, and our Scott-to-be was among them, tucked up under the bridge, bunched up in the cold. We said hello – normally these guys run away if you get too close but his little dunny brush tail shot up and he rushed over to claim his property.

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He came with us on the rest of our walk into the valley and then followed us all the way up into our apartment.

He reminded me of a tadpole in the latter stages of transmutation; much of the fur on his legs had worn away from sleeping on hard surfaces in the cold, and he was skinny with a pot belly. And boy did the fleas have a party.

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A proportion of the cats here suffer feline leukaemia and/or FIV, but we had him tested and luckily he was clear.

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This is him 10 days into the adoption. I’d worked till 6am and had to get up again at 9 to collect family from the airport. I think falling asleep to the rumble of a purr has to be one of the best things in life.

 

 

 

2 comments on “Purrsday: little Scottparker

  1. Angela Highstead
    June 6, 2019

    Or snuggled up close to a DOG chasing rabbits in their sleep.

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