Photo Album

    Good Words

    Bix, The Relaxer Cat

    Mojo

 

 

 

 

Mojo came to us with feral ways and a deep distrust of humans. But he was fascinated by Bix, whom he came to know through extended Indoor Cat-Outdoor Cat staring contests.

 

Mojo


Mojo

Bix told me to feed that Tux-Kitty, but to keep him outdoors please. I followed his instructions.





Mojo

Mojo, who had been mistaken for female
and called Josie, began to interact with me around mealtimes, and hang out on the deck for long portions of the day. Itís possible he was following Bixie's instructions too.

Around this time, I gave our deck-cat a pillow. He deemed it acceptable, even cozy.



Mojo

Time passed. Bix decided Mojo could come indoors on rainy days and cold nights. But he had to stay in the cottage. The house belonged to Bix. Mojo, now known to be male, was going under the name of Josey Wales. But Jo-Mo wasnít an outlaw at heart.


 

 

 

 

He just likes to look tough.

 

Mojo


Mojo





 

 

Jo-Mo maintained his status as Cottage-Cat for some time after Bix departed. Then, remembering that Bix had passed on the mantle of Cat-of-the-House, he took up dual residency.

 

 

Mojo


Mojo

Before the first snow, he claimed his new name: Mojo Valentine.


Mojo

And Mojo was pleased, for the first time ever, to measure the snowfall from the comfort of the Great Indoors.






Mojo

Postscript

Mojo Valentine passed away unexpectedly in June of 2015. His age was always a mystery, and he liked it that way. During his five comfortable inside-years, Mojo embodied his middle name, a super-sized sweetheart who loved a hug and a human-carry-about. Mojo coauthored a childrenís rhyming book about his home-finding adventure, and one day, we hope his poetry will see print (and pictures).