Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Taylor Hicks



This is Taylor Hicks, named after my favorite American Idol. He came to my door on the afternoon of May 31, 2006, after a week of strolling up into my carport at midnight and setting off the sensor light, but running away from me when I tried to get him. When he showed up that afternoon, he was panting from the heat and meowing. This time I caught him. I took him to the vet the next day and he got a clean bill of health. I was told he was between one and three years of age. He has a microchip, but was never registered (he is now), and no one put up signs looking for him. I live where pets aren't allowed, so I don't know where he came from. I know he would love to get outside again, but believe me, he won't. That outside world is too dangerous. Taylor will only eat cat food that is shredded, with gravy. He licks all the gravy off, then leaves the food. He eats the Meow Mix Indoor Formula and loves that. He also loves table food. When I give him pieces of meat, he will knock the meat off the table (he sits on the table) and then bats it all over the floor, swats it, and pounces on it before he eats it. I guess he's "hunting". The only time he doesn't "hunt" the meat is when he helps me make my lunch in the morning. Then he eats the ham, chicken, or roast beef right on the counter. I don't know why he doesn't "hunt" that. Taylor is usually a very good boy, but there are those occasions - like when he attacks my legs as I walk by and he's hiding under the table. Or when I'm here at the computer and he jumps up and grabs my arm. I guess he just wants me to pay attention to him. Unfortunately, his claws are out and it HURTS. He plays with catnip-filled socks, his catnip mouse, and jingle balls. He also likes to sit on the back porch and watch the ducks in the lake, the egrets, the herons, and the assorted Ibis that roam here. I'm very glad that Taylor came into my life. I love my sweetie, Taylor Hicks.
~~~Barbie-Lou

~Emma's blog: Tuxie Tuesday & gang!

14 comments:

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

Barbie-Lou, Taylor is just beautiful! Wait until Karen gets a look at the floofy tail... I hope little Clay is settling in. Aren't Danielle and her kids the greatest?

I hope all my fuzz-sisters had a good and Blessed Christmas. We had a lovely, quiet day here in the rainy Northwest. Even after all the treats and Russian-less White Russians Flumpy and Meepsie had at Auntie Robyn's last night, they still managed to "help" with the cooking and serving of the turkey dinner. Their dad is a sloppy carver, so a fair amount "accidently" ended up on the floor!

Happy Tuesday Everyone-enjoy the Sales!

Anonymous said...

Oh, there's my baby, Taylor. He's in his favorite chair. Thank you, Karen, for sending his pictures in for me. And, so everyone will know, Clay has settled in quite well. He's an absolute angel. Taylor spends a lot of time posted in front of the closed bedroom door. They have not met in person, yet. Maybe by the end of the week. Every few hours, we put Taylor on the porch, and then let Clay come out to investigate. He has checked out just about everything and every place. I'm hoping they'll get used to each others scents, and maybe make introducing them a little easier.
Thank you, Kat, for making Taylor Hicks your Cat of the Day.
Barbie-Lou

Kim said...

Taylor is so soft looking! Another example of a cat choosing it's caretaker! What a handsome guy!

Good Morning to all! Mumma, get some sleep!!! LOL!

Emma's Kat said...

Good morning! Barbie-Lou, you're so welcome! Thanks for letting me post him! He is such the handsome kitty! I love the picture of him sitting in his fave chair, arm hanging over! Lol! And thanks for keeping us updated on Clay! I'm so glad he's adjusting well!

We had a great Christmas! It was spent with just us four in the morning and then at my mom's for lunch and the evening. Hard to believe it's come and now gone again! 2007 is right around the corner! Remember when the year 2000 was upon us and everybody was freaked out about the computers and the world shutting down! Y2K?! Lol!

KC said...

So this is Taylor, wow. What a handsome boy he is. And he picked you, isn't that cool.

And now Clay is there with you and Taylor. Yes, Danielle and her kids are amazing.

Good to hear from everyone and that Christmas was good.

Now we just have to get through New Years....!

Oh, KC has a 'secrit'... think some of you already know!

Jess said...

Taylor Hicks is one handsome kitty!!! love him posing in his chair~what cattitude! he looks so soft and sweet and i love his tail! and what an interesting story. they have some funny habits don't they? so he hasn't been around too long and already you are getting him a buddy...look out or you may end up with 11 like me! LOL!

Clay Aiken is my fave idol EVER!!! :) i will be interested to see your Clay's pic one day. i hope that Taylor and Clay will get along and be great buddies. slow intro's are definately best. Good Luck with them! and thank you for sharing.

my kitties had a big catnip party upstairs in their playroom last nite and they had a blast :)

katnippia said...

Good Morning Fuzz Family! Hope everyone is doing well. Taylor is such a handsome boy. I hope him and Clay do become best buddies once they meet.

Emma's Kat said...

Ok, KC, I'm back here to try and think if I know your "secrit"! Oh! This is gonna erk me! I gotta run get in the shower(Kim, no comments from the peanut gallery, lol!), but I'll be back! Oh yes, I will! ;)

KC said...

hee-hee
:: blush blush blush ::
remembers Christmas Eve get-togetfer wif Mom Robyn 'n all tha guests... u wuz there fur awhile... :: blushing ::

Anonymous said...

I love Taylor! He's a big adorable fluffy with quite a purrsonality, apparently. I'd love to see him hunting his pieces of meat! I hope he and Clay will cuddle together eventually. That would make an excellent picture - 2 big black & white fluffy boys in a cuddly nap pile...heaven.

(we know KC's secret ::giggle::)
Karen C.

Meowmepurr's Mumma in Washington State said...

kc i no who yu wuz snuzzin wif i camed bak an lurkd afta we put mumma to bed hes a litl old fur yu iznt he hes kyoot tho we is very hapy fur yu
~meepsie

Emma's Kat said...

I finally figured out the secret too! I had to go back and read! He is cute and very nice too!

Anonymous said...

I wanna know the secret, too. Where can I go back to read to find out????
Barbie-Lou

Emma's Kat said...

I discussed what I thought was the secret on KC's blog, but she won't say yet if I'm right!! She said to check out Jack's blog later, that he has some "noos" to announce! [whispering] I think I'm right! We'll see!