Murphy: Mighty or Mouse?

I adore Murphy. Although I consider Tavi my “one” pet, Murphy will break my heart one day. But he can be a jerk. He fights with his brother. He hogs the bed. He howls. He whacks kittens on the head. He teases the foster cats. Sometimes he flat-out mean to them.

However, he is not stupid. Known for hissing at foster cats, he never said an impolite word to Bear. Or Arthur. With Norm! I think he’s going even further. I did a pretty big clean-up on the weekend. Norm! arrived Saturday and I’ve seen Murphy cautiously peering through the windows, nary a hiss to be heard. Then this:

img_6078rToys started appearing outside the foster room. First one, then another, then more. The foam balls are Murphy’s favourite (after the laser pointer) and I just can’t help feeling he’s offering them to Norm! in an overture of preemptive friendliness.

(I had a glimpse of Jonesy near Norm!, one on either side of the door. Jonesy looked like a teenager!!)

About Adventures in Cat Fostering

I am a cat fosterer for Toronto Cat Rescue. I also have two cats of my own, Jonesy, the black and white, and Murphy, the brown tabby, in the photo. Both were adopted from Toronto Cat Rescue.
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6 Responses to Murphy: Mighty or Mouse?

  1. Aw, he’s trying to share 🙂 I especially like that Norm! has an exclamation point as part of his name lol.

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  2. tarnegolita says:

    Ok so Norm! is like Wham! ? Must you the exclamation mark? 😀

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  3. tarnegolita says:

    Must *use* I mean!

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  4. Murphy sounds a bit like my Sophie. But that’s very sweet that he seems to be offering his toys.

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  5. Connie says:

    now that is a riot. (and it sounds like Twee)

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