Thursday 8 December 2016

She did not smell right!

When mum came home from her sojourn away.
She did not smell right and to my dismay,
I detected a pong that was far from alright!
In fact it was stinky, but I was polite 
And didn't let on what I felt was the fact,
that she had been cuddling a foreigner cat.

Yes it is true, I suspected as much,
that she is in fact a very soft touch.
So when this intruder approached with a purr,
she gave in completely and did not demur.
He stared at her hard and gave the slow blink
And before she knew it, on her lap he did slink.

Meet Thomas!
Dash it all! He's a handsome cove!

cove - Brit. informal, a man
(mid 16th century: perhaps from Romany kova ‘thing or person’)


  1. Hi Thomas, you are adorable
    Lily & Edward

  2. Oho. Thomas - a visitor or a real intruder???? We were actually wondering the other day how smelly YOU are , but decided that Spitty smells more (see comments). ;)

  3. Mr. Austin, you are so funny! Thomas is darling! Tell Staff he looks a whole lot like Sailor if she remembers her when she was here for a bit until she found her forever home! Thomas must love birds... that's a heck of a lot of bells!!!!! That last picture makes Thomas look like he has a moustache... :D Had to delete above comment because I typed Madi instead of Mr. Austin... Oops :D

    1. No worries Miss Pix! Mum says that Thomas really liked birds, but for some reason the birds did not like him! MOL

  4. Thomas is for sure a handsome cove....but alas are top cove of her heart we are sure.
    MOL cove for man that is quite interesting. do you know the origin?...maybe mom will google it
    Hugs madi your bfff

  5. Replies
    1. MOL Miss Madi, It always pays to read to the end!! x0x0x

  6. Oh my dog! Could this be a new brother?
    He is a lovely puss, that's for sure :)
    Elliot and Cricket x

  7. OOh look at that cutie pie!! Well hello Thomas!

  8. He is rather handsome, Austin. You need to keep a close eye on your mum.
    My card arrived today, thank you.

  9. dood....thomaz iz one handsum lookin kitteh ~~~~ waves two ewe thomas frum de land oh trout......we hope ewe hada awesum vizit with austin N tiggerz mum....♥♥♥☺☺☺

  10. Nokitty can replace you, Austin, but you're right about Thomas. He is an adorable one! The lady knows that if she were lucky to run into a kitty when she was away, she would have given in too.

  11. OH he IS! What a handsome gentleman cat! BUT! You own your mama's heart.

  12. Once again, witness the untrustworthiness that is a Mom.

  13. Yep, Thomas would have been hard to resist. Humans are weak.

  14. Thomas is a very handsome man cat. And he has some serious bling on his collar. I bet that's noisy.

  15. Mee-you Thomas was a passing fling,
    he was just a big of 'kitty bling'!!
    Do not wurry that you will bee usurped....
    Bet that Thomas kat iss full of burped (s)
    Mew mew mew, reemeber Unccle Austin thee stinky smell WILL wash off!! ;)
    ***nose bumpsss*** neffkitty Siddhartha Henry xxx

  16. Yes, he is a handsome one. Did he pass the sniff test?

  17. Oh, Austin. He for sure is a good looking dude. But what's with all those bells? Do his humans think he's a reindeer? Your poem rocks! XOCK, Lily Olivia, Mauricio, Misty May, Giulietta, Angel Fiona, Astrid, Lisbeth and Calista Jo

  18. We didn't know you were having a brother called Thomas and must say he is a very handsome cat.

  19. Love your "ode to the stinky stranger" Austin....this was just a VISITOR correct? Not an addition to the family??? I should think any additions would HAVE to be approved in advance!

    Hugs, Angel Sammy

  20. Soooooooooo, inquiring minds and this reporter want to know: is he here to stay or just a bit character??

  21. Yes, Thomas is one handsome dude. But don't worry, so are you, Austin.

  22. Thomas be quite handsum Austin. Are you gettin' a brofur? Big hugs to all.

    Luv ya'

    Dezi and Raena

  23. Thomas looks gorgeous (but we love you best!) Hope Mum is doing OK and that you are getting better

    *High Paw *

    The Dash Kitten Crew

  24. Love the poem! Does that mean you got a new cat?

  25. How clever you are, Austin, to write that poem!
    Is Thomas just visiting for the holidays, or is he here to stay? Have you a new brofur?

  26. THomas dood, you sure are one stunning mancat!

  27. Two handsome mancats!

    Love the poem :)

    Purrs xx
    Athena and Marie

  28. Thomas is furry he single?
    Just asking, um....(shuffle of feet) for um, Jo Jo!
    Yous knows yous is one of my #1 man cats!
    Your Nellie Bellie

  29. Holiday greetings. Sorry we haven't been able to blog hop much but sending our furry best fishes to Austin and assistants. Thomas must be quite the hunter. I never seen so many bells on a cat!


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