Nov 29, 2010

Son of - Son of SickBoy Cat

Son of Son of Sick boy, Fluffy orange feral tomcat
Yes, he is The Son Of, The Son of Sickboy ...well, in my opinion, anyway: Same markings, same coat, same expression as the original Sick Boy. He was twice the size of the other kittens his age and look at him today! He's probably around a year old.

Anyway, Sick Boy was one of the original toms in the colony, from back before I was here and taking regular pictures of them all. He got his name when he nearly died from cat flu; he was sick a long time and had some lasting effects from his illness.

The original fluffy orange tom Sick Boy was around a few years before he disappeared (probably the victim of a coyote) ...all he left behind was a son who was his spitting image, Son of Sickboy. Last year, Son of Sickboy disappeared - sadly, he too was probably a victim of a coyote attack. He was in last year's memorial page.

. Left behind in the feral cat gene pool, however; the fluffy orange symmetrical markings that characterized Sick Boy and his son. ...And now, the spirit of Sick Boy returns to us.


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My rare sales pitch... If you are doing CyberMonday shopping, consider gifts that help feed and provide medical attention for feral cats: Cartoon T-shirts and things - prints and big art calendars - as well as regular cat photo calendars. It's how we survive around here.