Oct 13, 2009

Feral Cat Photo of the Day - Tuxedo Cat Shemp

Tuxedo Cat 'Shemp'

Part of the litter produced by the original "Gray Cat" before I trapped her and took her to the vet for spaying. She had four sons, which is rather unusual in a litter.

Somehow those sons got named Mo, Curly, Larry and Shemp. Later, the biggest cat, Mo, would become defacto King of the Colony for a few years.



Over the seven years since then, Mo got run over by a car and Larry met an unknown fate, possibly dinner for a coyote. Shemp and Curly are still with us and Shemp has become more or less the colony King. The current "Gray Cat" is his daughter.



Shemp has a bit of a bulbous nose! It's not an injury, he just has the Karl Malden thing going. It gives him character. He's almost half a pet, although he's still pretty scared of people, he's comfortable enough with me to let me get these pictures.