Friday, August 27, 2010

Repost Friday: Flyweight Bully

This post appeared originally on 3rd July 2007. Yow Yow is no longer with us; his spot has been taken over by Boris - who is still looking for a home by the way!

Yow YowI was feeding the stray cats who live in the storm drain yesterday when I realised that Yow Yow, The Cat Formerly Known For His Dirty Face was being bullied unmercifully. The aggressors are the latest additions to the crowd, a bunch of kittens who stand less than 5 inches at the shoulder.


The kittens shoved Yow Yow out of the way, blocking him from getting a bite out of the bowl. When he did push through and get a bit, they were trying to steal it from his mouth.


Letting nature take it's course, I left them to it. Kittens need to learn to fight for survival and it won't be long before they grow out of the kitten status that is so far making them immune to reprisals.Yow Yow


But when the kittens wandered off with round, fat tummies, Yow Yow and I had a secret tryst. I fed him a few pieces of chicken liver and he looked rather pleased.


Yow Yow is a fiercesome cat in the neighbourhood, but when push comes to shove, those flyweight kitten bullies really lord it over him.


Top: Yow Yow being pushed out of the way by a kitten whose older half sister is standing by waiting to push in too.
Side: As the kitten approaches, Yow Yow is forced to eat quickly from the edge of the bowl.

16 comments:

Katnip Lounge said...

Yow Yow, a true GentleManCat.

~Covert_Operations'78~ said...

I remember this post too! Dear sweet Boris! A diamond in the rough.

Hailey said...

Big HEART! BTW youve been awarded an award - please drop in to claim it!

Hugs & smoochies!! XOXO
Hailey

Inigo Flufflebum and d'Artagnan Rumblepurr said...

Ohh Boris, so sweet.

Boom Nisanart said...

Great Cat !

Cezar and Léia said...

It's a beautiful story!
Happy Friday dear Ellen
purrs
Luna - We love Luna

Cat-in-Sydney said...

Power to the kittens...yeah! purrr....meow!

Cory said...

It's hard to say no to a kitten. Glad he was able to get some food!

Hannah and Lucy said...

Yow Yow is a big softie really.

Mishkat said...

Yow Yow was such a sweetheart! It's amazing how older cats will let kittens push them around (Franklin is still claiming that kitten privilege around here - even though he's five!)

An Imperfect Momma said...

Aww...Yow Yow so nice. He let this kitten take over

Lucy the Cat said...

Yow Yow was so sweet. Boris too. :)

Brian said...

I agree, that is a really nice story.

Pierro said...

such sweeeet pictures and really wonderful memories.

bonks to all of you

Boo-Bah said...

Yow yow is kind hearted and just can't say no to those sweet babies.
What happened to him?

pointe.csl said...

LOL, this reminds me of us humans at the buffet queues here in M'sia. :)