I thought you would all appreciate knowing how Stanley is. Just to remind you Stanley is one of our Bahce Kediler (garden cats) and was hit by a car a couple of weeks ago. The Turk whisked him off to the vet where his tail was, unfortunately, gangrene and was amputated. Funnily enough this is our second cat that has had his tail amputated (although officially Stanley is not our cat – I have to make that clear as The Turk is back to his grumpy ways about me feeding all the strays around here).
Many years ago I had a cat which was named “Jon Louis Scheftsik” or “Chevy” for short. The motto “YOLO” or “You Only Live Once” explained this cat to a tee. Chevy loved to sleep in the sunshine however he usually liked to do that in the middle of the road. In the space of his 20-odd years he had been hit by a car at least four times, had tick poisoning on two separate occasions and generally caused more havoc than he was worth. He did lose his tail though. At first it was just the tip however the gangrene had spread too quickly so two operations and nearly $2,000 later the vet took the whole tail off. He did not seem to mind however, he was still as silly as he was pre-loss of tail. He died a couple of years back and, in case you are wondering, yes he was hit by a car. Unfortunately I could not find a photo of him but he was a beautiful grey and white kitty with a spot on the end of his nose.
Anyway back to Stanley – he seems to have made a full recovery. Well not a full recovery but is probably at about 70%. I expect that he is still very sore. He finished his course of antibiotics and we still spray the antiseptic onto his stitches but he is back to meowing at the top of his lungs. He has, however, become a bit of a grumpy old troll. Not with us mind you just with all the other Bahce Kediler and in particular the ones that favour Daughter and I. It is clear that he has now taken ownership of our building. Everything and everyone in the building falls under his domain. If any of the other cats come within spitting distance of our building there is an all-mighty ruckus downstairs and one of us have to go and break them up. The bloody cat will injure itself if he’s not careful.
Right now he is sitting on my welcome mat waiting for me to open the door. Daughter keeps putting biscuits out there so I guess he will not be going anywhere anytime soon but that’s alright with me. He is definitely a friendly little stray and even though he will not be allowed inside he is definitely welcome anytime.