Thursday, January 6, 2011

M is for Mumu

This is Mumuna, we call him Mumu. He is an outdoor cat. He used to be a indoor cat so I'll tell you about that.
One day last year in the middle of the winter, there was a wild cat that we saw occasionally. He would run away when we would try to get near him, we left cat food out for him at night and in the morning it was gone. One exceptionally cold day, we came home from our Grandma's house, and he was sitting in the mudroom looking very sad. We opened the door and Mumu came into our lives, first, we tried to find out if he was a girl or boy, "Oh, it's a girl." I said. "No, no, must be a boy." "Nope, a girl." On and on we tried to determine. Finally,l when we took him to the vet, we asked them to tell us if it was a boy or girl. "Hmmm, you think it's a girl right?" The vet said. "Oh, yes, we just want to make sure of it." We said. So the vet looked, and he then he looked for the scars a girl cat would get after being fixed. Nada. He looked and looked and then said, "Wait, what's this?" It turned out to be scars that a boy cat gets when they get fixed. Mumuna is the name of my mom's old friend. They met at my old gymnastics class, She always said if she had another kid, she would have named him/her Mumuna. So it only made sense to name him Mumuna. He got very fat and chubby. He also started peeing in the house, it was almost spring by then. We kicked him out of the house, we still fed him and took care of him, he didn't eat chickens, he's to scared of them. He did eat chipmunks and ground squirrels. I shoot them with my BB Gun usually, they like to eat our garden. So Mumu is probably curled up in the garage right now, curled up on the hot pack my dad left out there for him.

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15 comments:

Sue said...

Yep, once the cat pees in the house, it would be all over for me with keeping him inside. Cat urine is the hardest smell ever to get rid of!

Sounds like he's still got a pretty good life with you...

=)

gabe said...

our cat really helped with the chipmunks too! Much easier than a BB gun!

Rocky Mountain Woman said...

He is a cutie! Looks like he's found a home....

H said...

Do you think I could borrow your cat to deal with my mice, please?

Pricilla said...

He is very pretty

5thsister said...

We had a feral cat take to us as well. We never let her(?) into our home though because we already had 2 cats. They visited with each other daily through the screen door. We named her Scuz because she was so skinny and scuzzy! We fed her every day and got her to a healthy weight. She hung around for years until one day she just disappeared. I wish I knew what became of her. She was a real sweetie pie.

Teresa said...

So glad to see you joined the Alphabe-Thursday fun! Mumu sounds like a good cat to have outside eating chipmunks and squirrels. My Snickers likes to eat squirrel. Unfortunately, he likes to keep his leftovers in my hay. When he's done, all that's left is a tail! Yech!

Mary said...

I'm chuckling at your header with your "herd of wild humans' LOL! We had an indoor cat that became outdoor for that reason. I'd say Mumu has it pretty good though with his hot pack :-)

Judie said...

No peeing in the house!! That's what I tell my dogs, but sometimes Lizzy forgets.

Jo said...

yup, cate urine is stinky ... they do need to be outside if they start peeing in the house.

RNSANE said...

I've never had cats because I am so allergic to them. Since I've been renting this past 13 years, I can't have a dog, either. Somehow, the two hamsters that we had ( both lived to the ripe old age of 2+ years ) aren't as cuddly as cats or dogs and you can't snuggle and go to sleep with them.

JDaniel4's Mom said...

Can he conquer ants?

Jenny said...

He's cute, though. The peeing in the house would have been the cause for escort outside around here, too!

I love your blog header...chuckling over the 'wild humans' part. My youngest granddaughter is forever asking if I am human...so for some reason this struck me as funny.

Even though you're part of the herd of wild humans, you sound like good people.

I think Mumu lucked out with you!

Thanks for linking.

Nice seeing you here.

A+

Bonnie said...

Mumu seems so precious. I'm glad he has the hot pack! My mom was a big cat lover, we always had at least two. My hubby is allergic, otherwise I would have some too!

Ellen said...

Mumu is really pretty. I love his markings.

Torky hunts mice, shrews and squirrels. She catches shrews the most and can't eat them. I was told they have some kind of toxin which is unpleasant. She did try once and vomited it up...yuck! She doesn't eat the squirrels either.

Are you a good shot with the BB gun?