Since March, btmao has been telling me about a siamese X male with a dark brown and grey coat, beautiful but very CROSSED blued-eyes in the Clan’s Area 2. He often sticks to Sasha, a yr old pretty siamese cross with a perfect tail and a lovely personality to match. So what else can we call him but Buddy?
Of course, we wanna rob his mojo, his ‘grapes’ were more than ready to be plucked. But the problem is, he’s not a regular. So we’ve been getting nightmares about seeing kittens in Area 2, as there’s at least 1 new girl there, Satin who was also, at that time, elusive and difficult to fix an appointment with (thank goodness for providence, because we managed to catch her and got her done on May 10).
But all this time, I’ve never managed to meet him.
Tonight, just now, I did!
A girl in the neighbourhood had told btmao of a ‘new big male’ in Area 1. We had wanted to investigate. But as usual, btmao was held up with work. She asked me to help feed the Area 1 horde.
Imagine my surprise, when I heard LOUD reverberating calls when gathering Samia and Izzy for their meal (Cara, Ivan the Terrible, and Cassie eats in the carpark).
With the wunder duo following, I soon located the source – a largish male-looking cat through the drain grilles.
He looked up, and the first thought that went through my head was “Buddy!” Because there was no mistaking the crossed blue eyes.
What on earth was he doing in Area 1? That was a question for later. We called V, our trusty pet transport guy, to arrange for overnighting and the mojo-rob.
But after that, I had another problem to solve. I had to do something right then. Buddy was LOUD and leery of attention, but hungry.
Food quietened him, but in slow stages. While I waited for btmao to hurry back and get the carrier, I followed him at a distance. He went round the area, spray-marking EVERYTHING, and the area was dominated by Ian.
I remember seeing Ian going home from territorial patrol duty before that, and groaned at the possible conflict should these two meet.
But though Buddy was busy with stake-claiming, he didn’t seem blood-thirsty. In fact, Izzy and Samia were intrigued and also tailed him/me. But Buddy did not attack or act aggressively. In fact, it was Samia who was back-arching and hissing. Izzy, as usual, was just eager to be friends.
After what seemed like an eternity going in circles and getting all-angled views of Buddy and his spray equpiment, btmoa finally called to say ETA in 10, and that Cari was on the Area 2 side of the buffer zone. BONUS!
I quickly called V about adding one more.
By this time, Buddy seemed to satisfied with his spraying in the area, and started to move toward the carpark.
I got worried, because it would be easy to lose him in there. And he did! Curses! I decided to wait for btmao before trying to locate him again – after all she’s the one he’s familair with.
But guess what? It was another mini-drama moment in the carpark. I decided to feed Cassie whiel waiting.
btmao arrived with 2 cages, and lo and behold! There was Buddy, sitting in plain view, watching Cassie eat.
btmao set out the glutton entrapment, but too bad he refused to let her near. Strangely, he seemed to be wary even of her. Was it because of the new environment. We guess so.
Anyway, we lost him. I continued with Cara and Ivan, while btmao went off for Cari (hopefully she was still accessible and agreeable). Next time, Buddy and soon!