Holy crow! Has it really been a week+ since the last Cat File? Sincerest apologies– the days seem to just fly by lately.
Well, this week I was going to focus on Eddie, one of my all-time favorite cats ever. However, folks over at Flickr fell in love with Scruffy when we realized his potential to breed adorable Oreo-kitties with simple moth‘s Sakura. I’ll save Eddie for next time.
Don’t forget to check out the cell pic I tweeted of me and Scruffy, about 3 years ago.
Full Name: Scruffy
Aliases: Scruff, Scruffers, OJ
Age: 9 years.
Coat / Build: Long-hair, curly on the belly. Built like a bear.
Meow Type: The Tenacious Attention-Seeker.
Backstory: Scruffy showed up some years ago at Sue and Charlie’s house. Thinking nothing of it (strays are pretty common here) they took him in, unable to believe such a healthy, loving cat didn’t have a home. One day Scruffy disappeared and the loss of his neediness was mourned. Two girls who lived down the street came by to say that Scruffy was their cat, whom they had named “OJ” and thought had died. Right before the girls and their family went on a road trip, Scruffy had gotten sprayed by a skunk, so they put him outside. Being an indoor cat all his life, Scruffy ran away to the Miller-Born’s house, which is a veritable cat paradise. While walking by one day, the girls noticed Scruffy and took him home, and that’s when he had disappeared. However, Scruffy had a mind of his own, and he eventually wandered back to the Miller-Borns where the girls decided to let him stay.
Likes: Attention! Headbutts. Chow-chowing (kneading, making biscuits, etc) on your belly.
Dislikes: Other cats. Being outside. Being ignored.
Favorite Place to Nap: In the rafters of the garage.
Claim to Fame: Having Roman pillars for arms and legs. Being incredibly good-looking for his age.
Downfall: Meowing at the back door, window, front door, side door and garage door all day, every day.