Locking a cat in a shed for 8 days without food or water would be nothing but animal cruelty. But in this case, it had the happiest outcome possible!
When we got Kes, I was in high school, and he was a tiny black kitten with a mouthful of very sharp teeth and a bit of white fur on his lower belly.
Dressed like a gentleman in a tuxedo; with high top button spats, white gloves, white shirt, black tux with a waistcoat, and a little "milk" on his chin.
Milton had met previous suitors with disdain, usually with supreme aloofness and the cruel butt-in-the-face penalty. And damn if he hadn’t been right.
I wanted an animal to come home to each night and my landlord didn't allow dogs, but did allow cats, so the decision was made for me. I was going to get a cat.
My cats are Rocky and Rambo. Rambo has a funny relationship with a ceramic cabinet cat.
Cats are very athletic. They can quickly and easily climb a tree, but because of the way their claws are constructed, they can't get down easily.