Wednesday, November 16, 2016

Won't You Be My Neighbor?

Meows from Mudpie!

A couple weeks ago when we showed you our new wheels several of you asked who the kitty was in the picture, so I thought today might be a good time to introduce you to our neighbors.


This is Milo. He's lived in my 'hood for a decade longer than I've been alive, and in full disclosure I have a bit of a kitty crush on him. When Mommy sees him in our yard she starts yelling, "Milo! Milo!" and no matter what I'm doing I rush to the door or window to see him. Mommy's heart melts when she sees me tapping the door like I'm inviting him in to play.


This is Jinx. I don't have strong feelings one way or the other towards her. She hangs out with Milo a lot so I think she might be trying to steal my man.


Then there's Millie. Millie is in her late teens and deaf as a doornail, which means when she meows, she YELLS. Her screaming puts me on edge causing me to hiss, growl and body slam the door when she visits. Mommy has tried to get a video of my little performance but I haven't cooperated. This little snippet does show that Millie knows who's boss though!



Mommy is very worried about Millie because her family is moving this month. Supposedly they're taking Millie with them (they acted rather offended when asked), but they've also been known to go away on summer vacation and leave her outside to fend for herself (at which time we've fed her at our house). We're afraid she's going to end up running off and trying to get back to her old neighborhood.

Do you have a love/hate relationship with your neighbors too?

28 comments:

  1. Amarula is seriously in love with Milo. She needs to know your exact address, how long you think it would take her via Uber to get there and if Milo prefers catnip or a can of tuna as a love gift!!?? Do they ever go inside?
    hairballsandhissyfits.com

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    1. The way to a man's heart is through his stomach! They're all indoor/outdoor cats, but they don't come in our house. Mudpie would never allow that!

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  2. You have some cool neighbor kitties! I hope Millie will be okay when her humans move.

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  3. We are worried about Millie too, and we're glad you're keeping an eye on her.

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  4. Meowmie must cat nap Millie. She is deaf and those horrible people leave her out when on vacation!!!! Millie is meant to live with meow safe indoors.

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  5. I love your neighbors. Millie needs to be indoors. I hope her humans will have some compassion and keep her in.

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  6. We like your neighbours.
    We also hope Millie will be OK when the neighbours move.
    Purrs Georgia and Julie,
    Treasure and JJ

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  7. We're hoping Millie becomes an indoor only kitty. Irresponsible owners are almost as bad (and sometimes much worse) as none at all. Millie looks a lot like Bonnie, the floofy tortie that visited Bear last week. He also has his neighborhood crush - though she hardly ever comes around anymore. As much as I'm happy that Bear has outside friends, it always worries me that they don't have homes or might be hurt because of any number of dangers.

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  8. We have a neighbor with dogs he leaves out in the hot sun in the summer, or sometimes he leaves them home overnight outside alone. There isn't much one can do. We never see cats around here. I think they are all indoors.

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  9. Looks like you live in a very interesting neighborhood, Mudpie! We hope Millie's people take her with them when they move. That's pretty mean to go away on vacation and leave your cat to fend for herself!

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  10. We loved meeting your neighbors, Mudpie! Milo sure is one handsome mancat. Around here, little lady Thimble is also sort of in love with the neighbor kitty. Perhaps you and her should compare notes on nabbing that mancat of your dreams. Say hello to Milo, Jinx, and Millie for us! And we're certainly sending purrs and prayers for Millie.

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  11. They needs to come lives with you, yous a better Mom.

    Luvs,
    Rose ~ The adult kitten


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  12. You have nice neighbors, Mudpie. We don't get to see our neighbor kitties...and when we do, we'll be honest...we're not so friendly towards them.

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  13. Milo is just waiting for that door to be left open. :) Hoping Millie is kept indoors when the neighbors move.

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  14. Thank you for caring for Millie when she needs someone to look out for her. And thank you for asking if they were going to take her when they move. Our Mom says don't even get her started on our neighbors and how they "take care" of their cats. Already, she feeds them all and just bought warming beds for the feral shelters in our backyard. That money could go for more toys for us, you know...

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  15. MP, I think your mom should take Milo in. A friend who already had a black cat discovered a stray black cat in his yard. His cat and the stray would stand on either side of the door and love on each other. The guy finally caught the stray, had him (at first they thought it was a she cos of the romance) fixed and brought him in. Both cats get along famously like they've grown up together. (PS: after the video is over, you wouldn't believe the thumbnails that are coming up! Heh heh.)

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  16. You sure do have adorable kids in your yard.
    Snorts,
    Lily & Edward

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  17. Nice to meet your neighbours, Mudpie. We hope the Millie's family takes her with them or makes sure she is well taken care of!

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  18. Oh yes, we have : Riri Gaston is a nice guy, but the black and white tomcat who leaves pee-mails here and there is Zorro's enemy ! Luna is a shy girl, but very polite. The horses are lovely neighbors and fun to watch despite the fact that they are always farting : Claire says you never feel alone in the garden with them ! Purrs

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  19. What cute neighbors you have, Mudpie. I hope everything works out for Millie.

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  20. Awww, I'll be thinking of Millie. What adorable neighborhood cats you have! We have one we see every now and then and I can't ever tell if she belongs to someone (my gut says yes). Buster didn't test well with cats apparently, otherwise I'd totally take him (her?) in!

    Stopping in from BlogPaws and hope you are having a great week!

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  21. There's one cat next door (outside feline) that doesn't like anyone - not even her own family. Jaxson wants to play with her so bad, but she is so evil.. The owners are afraid of her (go figure) - they're moving next month, I pray they don't leave the cat behind.

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  22. mudpie; itz veree nice ta meet all yur nayborz.....~~~~~~~ waves two everee one frum de land oh trout; N millie...we hope everee thing werks out for ewe ....ya noe what all oh uz catz meen ♥♥♥♥♥

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  23. You have some pawsome neighbor cats! That Milo is very handsome. I can see why you like him so much. Jinx is probably really sweet too if you give her a chance. I hope that Millie gets the care she needs when her family moves. Poor kitty. I don't understand what some humans are thinking.
    -Purrs from your friends at www.PlayfulKitty.net

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  24. Ah, poor Millie. And I know what you mean about the deaf cat lung power. We had a guy like that in our local cat shelter, and he absolutely terrified me with the yelling. I thought he was hurt, but he was just trying to yell hello!

    Jean from Welcome to the Menagerie

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  25. That is funny, I have a Jinx and a Millie too :) If I were your Mom, I would steal Millie for her safety.

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  26. Mudpie, that worries me too about poor Millie trying to return to her old home. Millie should be an indoor kittie now, I think, and at the very least she should be one for four to six weeks in her new home, and then carefully watched when she ventures outside. Prayers for Millie...

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  27. We think your neighbors are pretty cool, Mudpie! We don't blame you for worrying about Millie.

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