Meet the Felines of the household. Well, some of them anyway.
They were many more, and their pictures may not be in our safekeeping but they live on in our memories eg Merah (the name means Red and who could run and jump through a gap in the fence straight as an arrow).
And then there is MJ (short for Merah Junior), who Merah took under his wing when MJ was a wee kitten.
As both were red in colour, the smaller one was thus called MJ. The similarities between Merah and MJ was so uncanny, that we often remarked that Merah must have taught MJ everything he knew.
Introducing Morpheus Alexander Shah (as named by my youngest) aka Morphy. He came, he stayed (for a long while), and then he left (without a meow). When he was around, the ‘meeces’ DO NOT come out and play. (photo credit : Shah Said)
Morphy, in his normal and casual pose. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)
Tabitha, the black one having a mouthful of Po, her offspring as the other Comot is bent on suckling away, thank you very much. Tabitha, as Morphy, came out of the blue and delivered two litters of which only one of each survived. Survival of the fittest? (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)
Comot (R) and Merah (L)) when they were little. Of the four that was in the litter, only Comot went on to adulthood and have her own litters. She still lives with us, checking in the morning after her night out in the neighbourhood. As is with Morphy, she is good at ‘hunting’ and ‘the meeces’ don’t come out and play when she is up and about. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)
Po and her other older niece, AC (Comot’s offspring) having a drink at ‘local watering hole’. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)
Furball, she of the bushy tail and daughter of Comot, having snooze under the cat’s version of a cabana. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)
Po and her niece, Furball, both having a lie-in under the ‘cabana’. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)
Furball the kitten. Loves climbing all over and one day ended up dreaming of riding my eldest’s bike. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)
Morphy’s ‘don’t bug me’ pose. (photo credit : Shah Said ; @ all rights reserved)