Thursday, September 02, 2010


I can't believe I haven't posted here about BonoCat yet!

I've been in this awful sleep cycle where I fall asleep somewhere between midnight and 2am and wake up 2 or 3 hours later, and am then very grumpy all day. NOT fun! Anyway, this happened on Saturday night, and while I was up and around at 5am, my cat Jasper kept looking out the big glass door in my living room, super excited about something. I assumed it was his "girlfriend" Alice (see post about her a few weeks ago), but when I opened the door to look out, a kitten ran into the house!

My best guess puts him at maybe 4-6 months old. He's so flippin' cute! The top half of his body is a tabby that looks like a mix of a tiger and leopard print, and he is wearing a leopard print collar. The bottom half (underside) of his body is all white. After he ran in the house, he ran straight over and started cuddling me, and then went to the cats' food bowl and devoured all the dry food in there.

I was listening to U2, and when Veritgo came on he looked at the computer speakers as if to say "THAT is the coolest thing I have ever heard." After that and noticing that he is a tiny, super vocal, overly affectionate wildman with a streamlined head, I took to calling him BonoCat. Actually, BonoCat-of-O'Connell-Street Mewson. (Note to non-U2 fans: it is funny. I promise.)

I was totally smitten with the little guy! But he obviously has a home, guessing by the collar and his quickness to come inside. So after he ate, I sent him back outside, hoping he would find his way back home. About two hours later, I woke up to find him stuck up in a tree in my back yard. Apparently Alice had chased him up, and he freaked out and couldn't get down. I ended up having to go up on a ladder to retrieve him. I seriously always thought that "cat stuck in a tree" stuff was nonsense... you climbed up, you can climb down! But the poor guy seriously seemed to have no idea how to get down, and he was hot from being in the sun and obviously exhausted. So I carried him down and brought him back in the house.

He's still here.

I've put up signs at local businesses, called vet offices, posted to Craigslist and asked around, but nobody seems to have lost a cat. I tried not to get attached at first, because I was hoping we'd find his owner within the first day or two, but it is really starting to look like he might stick around.

He's one of the most affectionate kittens EVER- he follows me everywhere, he sleeps in bed with me at night, and when I'm online he curls up in my lap and purrs. And he still loves the intro to Vertigo.

Behold the cute:

(Yes, his head is cuddled into my boobs here. Saucy boy!)

1 comment:

Kathy said...

Bono cat is very cute!

Of course he has great taste in music too!

: )