Scoop passed away 4 years ago today. We still think of our old fuzzy; in fact, we were just talking about him two days ago, boasting about his amazing hunting prowess.
Scoop was a real ratter. In Kuching he killed cane rats with bodies longer than a dust-pan. In Malacca he was death on paws to the huge river rats that tried to come into our house.
But his greatest triumph was in Kajang where he and his junior officer Au herded a monitor lizard into the house, and finally cornered him in the bedroom.
Au was already having doubts but it was at this point Scoop realised that he was a 4 kilo kitty and that his quarry was over a meter long and at least 4 times his weight.
It was the only time that Scoop was relieved when I tapped him on the shoulder and asked him to "leave the poor thing alone."
The lizard left through the window, and Scoop and Au settled down for a celebratory lunch and lots of praise.
Scoop was a wonderful cat and we miss him dearly.