Tuesday, July 10, 2007

Teddy


This is Teddy. A hot ginger mancat. Teddy is 17 in this picture but he's still kicking hard today at 20 and a half. He was found by my Mum and Dad in November 1987 on a small road outside a tiny village in rural west Wales in the UK. He was about 6 weeks old and Mum (furious and determined) found out that he'd been put out onto the road that morning, by a local father of 6 who told his eldest "we'll chuck him out on the road, some car will come and do for him" as a way of dealing with the last unhomed kitten of the family's female cat. Teddy landed on his feet when he went home with my parents. He has his own small oak wood, a small river to patrol along a long bank, both alive with mice, voles, squirrels and birds. His indoor life is equally perfect, he spends more time inside these days, he sleeps alot, but always manages his twice daily patrol of the garden. He has two favourite wallows in the garden, one gets the morning sun, the other the afternoon sun. Inside, he is definately the gaffer (boss) of Whicky, a jonny come lately formerly feral ex-tom, Poppy, a 14 year old poodle mongrel cross and Mum. He sleeps on half her bed every night, with his bedding arranged exactly right, he thrives on a diet of fresh food which is delivered to wherever he is sleeping at his will. Teddy is pleased to say hello to you all. -Jane

18 comments:

Jess said...

hello Teddy! so nice to meet ya! you are a very handsome senior mancat and you don't look your age at all! that belly looks so soft and inviting. would love to pet you! LOL!!!
it sounds like you have a fun daily routine and i love that your mum feeds you in bed...LOL!

Claire said...

Teddy is a very handsome mancat. I'm glad your parents were caring people and it sounds as though Teddy has a wonderful long life with your family. Thank you for sharing his picture and story with us.

ML (Mary Lynn) said...

What a neat story. Teddy sure did find a great home. He is a very handsome mancat and certainly does not look (or act) his age.
Here's wishing him many more happy years... and it sounds like he has the ideal setup, his own woods and river! My cats are JEALOUS!!!
ML (Mary Lynn)

Emma's Kat said...

I too love Teddy's story! What a life! Love that marmalade pattern too!

Hey Claire! How are you?

momsbusy said...

such a handsome mancat! all that fresh air and garden walks must be the secret to his youthful appearence. 3 cheers for mum for taking him in and giving him a loving home.

Claire said...

Hi Kat,

I've been fine and have checked your site every day. I'm still planning on sending pics of my four black cats but just need my daughter's help inserting the pictures. Hope all is well. I'm still unemployed but am switching my job search to looking for something part time. Michigan isn't an ideal place for job hunting right now.

Ann M & the Kitties said...

Great story. I'm so glad Teddy found the right family who treats him like a king.

Tocchet says, "Wow, Teddy makes me feel like a spring kitten!"

Zippy, Sadie and Speedy said...

Whoa, 20 some years and still patroling! We only hope to live so long...

Oscar the Puppy Cat said...

Hello Teddy! You're just so totally awesome and I hope to be as great looking as you at 20 and a half years old! My Mommy says she loves you!

Parker said...

Good for Teddy! He sounds like he has everyone trained just right! I am very happy for him. (ps. he's handsome!)

Anni said...

Teddy is a very handsome ManCat! I'm glad that he was found.

HRH Yao-Lin said...

oh Teddy you DID land on all four paws didn't you! A diet of fresh food delivered to wherever you sleep?? Are your humans looking for a siamese prince by any chance?

xx

Artsy Catsy said...

Teddy, we're so pleased to meet such a stately mancat! And you simply must share with us the secrets of your youth!!
Lucy and I are 17 now, and we want to look as great as you do at age 20 1/2!!

Callie & Lucy
Artsy Catsy

Jane said...

Teddy has asked me to relay his thanks for all of your kind comments. He (and Mum) are thrilled to bits that he has been chosen as Kat's Cat Of The Day. He is very honoured and wishes you all a long and healthy life.

Rosie(who else?) said...

......you are a saucepot Teddy....

caspersmom said...

So very glad your Mum came along that road when she did Teddy so she could give you the forever home that you need. You are indeed a very handsome cat. So glad to hear that you are still on patrol and that you have had a long and healthy life.

Casper

jcfloresinc said...

Wow, 20 and 1/2 and still patrolling and running around. So glad your Mom found you. What a wonderful story!!
Samantha & Tigger

Cheysuli said...

Wow, aren't you a handsome cat Teddy! We have a soft place for older red cats!