Tieu wandered into our lives in early May, 1999 as a scraggly, emaciated stray pleading to be fed and loved. He was fed and soon was allowed into the house after the incumbent cat Felix was convinced he was not going to be ignored by his humans.
A few weeks after his arrival, I managed to get these pictures of him engaging in his favorite activity, hovering near the feeding area hoping for more food to magically appear.
This pose is close to the one he used when we first met him staring at
us, pleading to be fed and loved. As usual, he is hoping that food appears
soon. He doesn't realize why I'm holding a funny box and not making fast
moves with the spoon and can of cat food.
Tieu saw me moving closer to the food dishes. Judging by his stare, he
can't figure out why he's not being fed. This is from a cat which is not
afraid of staring right at folks. Notice that the tip of his tail is still
a bit devoid of fur. He was that way for a few weeks since he
wandered in until he could settle down and properly groom himself.
Well, Tieu figures that it will take me a while to figure out what he
wants because I'm one of those useless humans with opposable thumbs. So
Tieu will settle in a bit by laying down and waiting for me to put the
Tieu must have eaten by this point, as he is away from the food dish and
staring at his humans, getting underfoot and anything else he can do.
He has such a nice face.
This is our first experience with a longhair kitty, so it's nice to be
able to do things like this to him.
He moved a bit for this picture.
This page generated from a master file on Saturday, 30 October 2004 by Curtis R. Anderson.