It was freezing out. Until that time, Slinko spent his days in the cat yard and garage cat room. But that day, he came in, and was milling next to super friendly Sam, whom Slinko adores. When I approached, he turned his back to me and arched it.
This is a universal sign a cat gives---pet me! So I petted him.
After that, he was all over me. He's awkward with the other cats. He wants to play and tumble but they mistake his overtures for aggression. And he can be a bad boy.
Heartland was not impressed however, when I took him there, to have his second dental a year ago. He'd began yawning then wincing in pain when he'd close his mouth. These are mouth and tooth pain signs. He went to one vet but she pulled only one tooth and his pain continued. So Heartland helped me out with a second effort in which four more bad teeth were pulled. I had bragged about how tame he had become, but he acted worse than any big feral male would act there.
I'd been trying to find Slinko a house boy home. After that, I realized it will not be. So I turned Slinko's facebook page, into a weekly art photo of him that I post on Sunday. I call the works Surreal Slinko Sunday, or SSS for short. Here are some of my SSS creations.
|Today's SSS post I entitled "On Fire"|