My daughter loves cats as much as I do, which is a good thing. She has several that have come to live at her house this year.
This tale is about Uncle CT.
We had been calling him Crooked Tail, because his tail had been broken when young or maybe he was born with it that way.
He was also born with a few other deformities. His claws come out at the top of his toes instead of the end like normal ones. His front right leg above his foot appears to have been broken and it bends there when he walks and he does walk with a limp.
Uncle CT is a feral cat that will allow you to pet him on occasion.
When another cat, along with her 5 kittens, showed up at Kim's house, Uncle CT took on the roll of guardian or "uncle" to the brood. Here he is with one of the little ones on the deck where they sometimes sleep in the chairs.
What is funny to us is that he has gotten the mama cat's call down pat. Kim feeds him and all the others and keeps the water bowl full. When the food is put out and the kittens aren't in sight, he will call out just like the mama until the kittens come to eat, too.
The little one pictured above is called Lil Stormy, and you probably can guess why. The kittens are pretty wild even though they will come up on the deck to sleep in the chairs now and then.
It is so sweet to see Uncle CT keeping an eye on all the kittens and even with his deformities he seems to be happy and content while taking his babysitting duties seriously.
Happy Thursday to you!