Bobcat & Raccoony were an item. She groomed him, he licked her in
return. They licked each other's faces as that is the place a cat
can't lick itself.
They curled up together and slept in each other's paws.
||Raccoon girl was one year old when
10 week Bobcat came into her life and into her care.
She mothered him.
Raccoon girl hunted little mice, that would fit in a spoon, to give the
kitten for his rodent chasing practice. She taught him how to hunt
They were constant pals. Until Tyler showed up.
Bobcat was in Rusty's bedroom, not with Raccoony, but with the dog.
Raccoony was too frightened of the German Shepherd to venture past the kitchen
barricade door to where the dog played with her favorite kitten. She
could no longer visited Rusty in his bedroom.
Bobcat had fallen in love with Tyler and they played in the room
where once Raccoony cuddled with her love.
Raccoony had been dumped for a dog.
||Dustball, the senior cat girl
at 5 years of age, spotted the lovers in Rusty's bedroom. She was
Later she meow-blabbed to Raccoony that Tyler & Bobcat were in Rusty's
bedroom. Raccoony was deeply hurt.
She suffered a cat broken heart that ached every bit as much as a
human broken heart. She had lost her darling Bobcat —to a dog.
||Tyler was driven wild by Bobcat. His
was like a narcotic to the young German Shepherd.
He was powerless over cat scent.
Tyler lay panting on the floor with
his dog brain stuck on one thought—"Cat smell good, cat smell
good, cat smell good..." —that ran over
and over like a tape loop.
When Tyler panted it meant he was stressed. Rusty had read that
dogs can be positively or negatively stressed. Tyler exhibited
positive stress around cats.
Even all alone Tyler would pant when his dog brain replayed scenes & smells (dog thoughts) of cats or other things
that amazed him.
Rusty observed his dog, panting on the floor, with an idiotic
grin. Tyler was having thoughts that excited him. But he looked like
an idiot; a maniacal dog whose wolf heritage was lurking near the
subconscious surface or his inner reality.
Rusty thought it was like having a race car idling near his feet.
||For 4-months Rusty warned "NO
Tyler forgot and bit Bobcat's leg. It was broken in a compound
fracture. Rusty got
out his 1959 Boy Scout Handbook to review the first aid for
splinting. The next day he purchased cheese cloth & plaster to set the leg.
For anesthesia he used that ether containing car start fluid from
the auto parts store. Bobcat recovered but soon gangrene set it.
Rusty used surgical techniques from the Civil War to rapidly
amputate Bobcat's infected leg. He sent DNA to the California University at
Davis where the Biology Dept. used cloning/stem cell techniques to
grow a new left leg for Bobcat. They shipped it FedEx to Rusty who grafted it on with his
Bobcat recovered and the lapse of "No bite cat" was soon
forgiven if not forgotten.
Bobcat stayed vigilant to prevent Tyler from biting him a second
|But Raccoony was too scared to cross the dog
barricade door at the boundary of the kitchen/living room
where Tyler, Bobcat, Dustball, and Rusty hung out. She was
the border kitten who patrolled the farm. She was the
sweetest cat Rusty had ever known. But she was a nose biter.
When he drew his face near hers she licked his nose a few
strokes before clamping it between her teeth. She liked to
hold Rusty's nose that way. That was her only fault.
Every day when he saw her, he cuddled with her to
express his deep love because Raccoony was an Angel with a
heavy heart. The kitten she loved dumped her for a handsome
younger dog. But her other love, Rusty, still had a big
part of his heart that beat only for her.
|Raccoony is a 10 pound cat Angel who lives on the
perimeter of the Cat & Cactus farm. Her soul lives in Rusty's