The Talon Scratch Mystery: Perpetrator Revealed!
If you read our post from last week, The Talon Scratch Mystery, then you know that we seem to have a wild beast running loose in our house. Let us recap…
SOMEONE has been leaving these talon marks on all of the door frames and columns in the house. Who could it possibly be?! All of the kitties have been questioned, but they are all pleading the 5th.
We reached out to our blogging friends, as we have in the past, for any information or insights into this troubling case. The kitties seem to have covered their tracks well though, as no one was able to uncover who is leaving these marks behind.
Just when we were thinking the case would remain unsolved, we received this interesting video footage…
One of his favorite pastimes is running around the house at full speed and leaping up the door frames and sliding down them like a fireman on a fire pole. Sometimes he waits a while before he slides down – I’ve seen him hold himself up at the top of the door frame for about 15 seconds before sliding down. This activity is usually accompanied by all kinds of squeaks and meows. It’s pretty hilarious. I’ve been trying to catch it on video for a while, but he’s just too quick! I was so excited when I finally caught it!
We lovingly refer to Caster as our “Brutus” or “Mudgeon” (short for curmudgeon). He is all speed and brute strength. He likes to body slam closed doors, rough house like you wouldn’t believe, and wrestle anything and everything that moves (including me and my husband). He frequently gets on his fursiblings’ nerves by initiating wrestling matches and chasing them around the house when they aren’t in the mood. But underneath this wild and raucous behavior is a sweet, sweet, lover boy – though he will never admit it. While he does cuddle with Sophie (they are best friends), he does not like to cuddle with me or my husband in broad daylight. Only in the cover of darkness (and our assumed sleep) will he cuddle with us. I sometimes wake up in the middle of the night and he is curled up between us, purring. It melts my heart every time. He is progressing though – he has recently started sneaking up on the couch and snuggling with us while he purrs and suckles on our fleecy blankets. Pretty soon he will be a big, cuddly lap cat like the others!
We’ve had Caster almost 6 months now – it was mid-January when I found him in the woods behind our apartment building, crying and obviously lost. As soon as he laid eyes on me, he ran and leaped into my arms – a moment I will never forget. Though I did try to find his family, I was unsuccessful. I have no idea where he came from or what his past story is, but I am thankful every day that I found my Mudgeon. He brings so many laughs (and face-palms 😉 to our lives.
Oh good to see the mystery is solved! He has some impressive hight and strength there. Looks like he has fun though. He is a lucky baby to have found a warm and loving home. I am sure he is happy just as you are. 💟
Glad you solved the mystery! Wow Caster, this is really impressive jump you make! You are such an active, playful boy and also very sweet 🙂 Glad you found a loving home and family who loves you so much!
Brian Frum says
Dang Catster, that is some impressive leap pal, bravo!
Whoa! That was very high! Great leap, Caster.
Bwa! Haa!! Haaa!! Caster – Yous made coffee comes out Mommy’s nose and that makes mes laugh! And Caster is a great Cat From Hell!
da tabbies o trout towne says
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The Island Cats says
Oh Catster! The key is to never get caught doing it! (Glad you figured out the mystery.)
Chelsea Price says
I think Caster is my favorite of your kitties – what a little fireball! 🙂 I would have a very hard time staying mad at that naughty little face! 😀
Sometimes, Cats Herd You says
Caster is quite the athlete to jump like that! Newton does something similar, but doesn’t hang on, just slides down. He’s the first cat we have ever seen act that way, so we thought he was just… Newton. Now we know there’s another cat out there who behaves that way, too!
Caster has the loveable face of a little imp! Amazing that you caught him on camera! Uh, Oh Caster…now they have proof! :p
the critters in the cottage xo
Kitties Blue says
OMC, We are so surprised! We were sure it had to be Mr. Wildcat Cat Scout, Sampson. Caster, you are really something. We have absolutely never seen anything like that. Quite athletic. Love to you all with special nose-kisses for Sampson from Astrid. XO, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo
Deztinee Izabella says
OMC Meez nevew wulda guessed it wus a kitty. MOL But dat Caster is sumfin cute fuw suwe. 🙂 Glad yous finally caught hims antics on video tu.
Fur Everywhere says
I should send Carmine over to play with Caster. He loves to chase Milita around the apartment even when she’s not in the mood. It’s amazing how high Caster can jump!
Oui Oui says
That Caster is quite the character! We’re glad you solved the mystery, and also that he brings so much joy and laughter to you. He sure made us laugh! (We can’t watch the video at the moment and will have to do it later.)
Whoa Caster, dem is some good moves you have there! We totally thought you were innocent until you got caught red-pawed on film! We are so happy that your Mom found you and that you are in such a loving home now.
Pawesome Cats says
He sounds like quite a character and he clearly has some promising athletic ability. Thank goodness for sandpaper and paint!
That darn cat!
Timmy Tomcat says
What an amazing act of acrobatics. It never fails to amaze us how truly talented our cats are as we think of them as furry pals rather than the apex predators they are. What a wild one. Our Einstein is a bit the same. Crazy wild but will then settle down with Dad when the lights go out. It takes that long to get his battery ran down and I bet the same for Caster
Ellen Pilch says
Catser is a cutie- even if he is naughty. I am so happy you found him and gave him his forever home.