Porkribs lost an eye to abuse but still loves people

Porkribs on siesta, and showing off his burgeoning potbelly

When we first met Porkribs at Foster Mum’s, some time back (a few months ago), he was a scrawny thin cat, still groggy and weak from medication and a stay at the vet’s. He was a community/homeless cat who had been abused by someone, and lost sight in one of his eyes because his eye had been poked with something, like Remy before him.


At that time, he had only arrived at Foster Mum’s for a few days. But he acted as if he’d never been ill-treated. He greeted us at the gate, and brushed against us, and presented his tummy. Obviously he’s low in the EQ department, and sending him back to his “home” would surely be signing his death warrant. So he’s become another permanent fixture at Foster Mum’s.


Foster Mum called him Porkribs for obvious reasons. But boy did he make up for lost time! (I hadn’t g0tten the hang of the camera then so there’s no before and after comparison)


(Edit: see Porkribs as at 11 Jun 06 here)


9 responses to “Porkribs lost an eye to abuse but still loves people

  1. That is one huge belly. hahaha.

  2. You should see the way it hangs when he walks.

    Have you read Tailchaser’s Song by Tad Williams? It’s pure cat-fiction. I swear, he had this boy in mind when he named one of the characters Hang-Belly!

  3. Nope have not read it. Looks interesting.

    I am hoping to adopt an orange kitten. Saw a couple on the adoption bulletin. Now trying to convince my dad/mom that one more cat is not going to make a difference. :o)

  4. Hee, it’s really a fantastic read, period. I think it’s pure fun, even for people who are not particularly enamoured of cats.

    You’re looking to add another cat to the managerie? Great! Good luck. Will also check out Foster Mum’s for likely candidates. Let you know if I see any there.

  5. Great! Thanks. Preferably male as Mindy is a gal, I think she’ll probably be a little bit more receptive to a boy than a girl.

    Hopefully the fosterer will let me have a trial adoption period. I’m not worried about the dogs, but if Queen Mindy is not receptive, it can be a problem.

  6. No prob. But the kitten’s sex wouldn’t matter much, imho.

  7. Read somewhere that it does make a small difference. Not a huge difference, but a small one.

    Anyway, too many females in my house already. Need a little bit of balance. :oP

  8. Yup. It’s that the older the intended cat and the resident cat get, the more i makes a difference. Although sometimes you can get surprises. It seems personality still matters most, and of course the suppor they get from the family during integration. 🙂

    Ok then, will take note of the ying/yang. Hopefully, we’ll have good news for you.

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