Thursday, December 27, 2007

Purrsday Night - Retirement

[LINK to story] It's always nice when someone gets to retire. Usually it isn't a cat, especially since cats are not known for bending to the will of a "boss", but this cat's job was Mascot. His name is Nin, and he has his own Mount Washington Observer Staff Page entry (bottom of this page). He's been a trooper in all manner of weather (and not even afraid of flames) serving as companion to meteorologists, scientists, and visitors. He's 17 or 18 years old now, so they've retired him. There's a job opening for a new mascot while Nin lives the life of a housecat. He looks like our Alex used to look before he got too skinny. And speaking of too skinny, Jax, below, is anything but. Here he is, enjoying his new catnip mouse toy sent by Uncle Mark and his cat Willie way up in Wyoming.
Here he is waiting for the mouse to pounce him and give him an excuse to pounce back.
And Henry is way too tired to be bothered with pouncing anything. He just works way too hard, as you can see.

Tags and links: Friday Ark - Carnival of the Cats - This week's carnival is at Full Of Crap - - -


enigma4ever said...

this is so wonderful....a mascot...hmm, maybe my kitties should apply...your kitties look so comfy and at home....they can't work...they are too beautiful....

Crayons said...

Hi Blueberry,

Those photos! I am a major animal lover. I have melted into a pool on the floor. My Tarzan ran away seven months ago. He looked so much like Henry. Thanks for this post.