Monday, July 3, 2017

Alternate Collection Update

I've got like 5 posts in my draft folder that I can't get around to completing, but I can knock this on out all quick like.  Some time ago, San Jose Fuji asked if the various card bloggers collected anything other than cards.  I responded at the time and have updated as we went along.

Original Post
Update 1
Update 2
Update 3

So, here is the fourth update:

Introducing Raymond Purr!

My wife and I were sitting on our back patio Sunday night looking over the barn yard and having an adult beverage, when we say something moving out by the barn.  We were a bit surprised when we realized it was a cat, because our barn cats had already bunked down for the night in the garage.  So, we went out to see what was up and quickly realized it was a kitten.  It was pretty scared and we had to herd it into the barn and trap it in the tack room to catch it.  He was wily prey, but we finally managed to capture him.

He is tiny, only 6 or 7 weeks old. He looks a lot like our first (long departed) cat Boxcar, who was a Maine Coon.  Maine Coons are the gentle giants of the cat world. Very chill. Raymond has big old ears and paws and the vet thinks he may get up to 15-18 pounds. So, we are hoping we have another Maine Coon We get what lands on our doorstep, so to speak. So, this may be a little bit of serendipity.


  1. How neat! I too live in the country, unfortunately, no cats ever "just show up" though. Where we are, they would probably end up being food for something else, before they could ever make it to the house. Also, I really dig the chosen name of your newest acquisition.

    1. Pretty much all our cats and a few of our dogs over the years have "just shown up." Heck, on two different occasions we've even had horses appear on our property. Luckily, we found their owners.

      We've got plenty of coyotes and great horned owls here, so this little guy would have not been safe on his own.

  2. Great story! I hope he fits in well with your other cats!

  3. Collecting cats? Awesome. I wouldn't be able to pull it off... but oh man... if I stumbled across Mr. Purr... I'd try to figure something out. He looks like a keeper.

  4. What a cutie! A fantastic furry pickup if I may say so myself. I'm sure he'll appreciate the new home.

  5. When it's really cold I say "Raymond BURRRR". I had a Maine Coon for 13 years. I get it. He got to 20 pounds. Still liked to lay on my chest and stick his nose under my chin. Miss him.