Tuesday, December 15, 2009

R.I.P Murder Cat Fred

As I feared would happen, Murder Cat Fred departed this life on December 13th 2009. The cats were chasing each other all over the lawn and Fred ran under the wheels of a car. They didn't have time to avoid him.

I wish I had not seen it happen.

Fred was a hoot to watch. He had calmed down quite a bit from when he first tried to kill me. He would allow me to pet him and even pick him up once in a while.

He had spent too much of his life as a wild animal and was not willing to be domesticated.. much like members of my family. To keep him safe from the outside world, he would have had to be caged. Again..much like my family..only the police keep THEM caged to keep the outside world safe.

An attack from Fred could come at any time. The things that set him off were numerous. Grabbing his tail, looking at him, not looking at him, reading a novel from an Author he didn't approve of.. it didn't really matter. He saw danger in the strangest places.

So.. Goodbye Murder Cat Fred. You will be missed.

3 comments:

amy said...

I really hate to hear it. Was coming to see if there were anymore cat stories. I hope he didn't suffer.

Bill said...

Amy, I don't think he did at all. There are about 6 or 7 other feral cats around. None have Fred's personality that I can see. Fred caught my attention because of the times he would lay in waiting for one of the others to walk by unsuspectingly.. then he would pounce and scare the crud out of them.

When he and I were first getting acquainted, I would set on a chair on the front porch, he would sit under it and go from side to side, slapping my hands. After a few screams from me.. he quit using his claws. He learned quickly how to interact while still keeping the option to maim me at anytime.

Thank you so much for coming by, I appreciate it. If you get a chance I have some older stories about my elderly dad.

I hope to find surprises with some of the other cats but so far, none have Fred's evil charm.

Beachgirlusa said...

Very sorry to hear about poor Fred.

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