Tamandra Michaels is a pet photographer and wants to share the story of her newest furry addition to the houseland, Fosse. Learn all about this little cutie, and enjoy some of Tamandra’s amazing photos!
This is Fosse the Magnificat. He’s named after the late great dancer-choreographer, known for having dancers wear white gloves. He’s about 10 months old, and came to live with my four-footed family the first week of the New Year. I adopted him from a very crowded shelter at 8 weeks old. A shelter volunteer showed me him with his two siblings, all very freaked out and not social at all. She warned me that he would likely forever be shy, and not able to be socialized. I didn’t listen…
The little fuzzball came home to my existing 3 year old cat, Bono, and 10 year old German Shepherd, Borias. After a pretty brief period of adjustment, he was soon ruling the roost. It was soon evident that he was one wickedly smart, enormously active kitty! Loved tearing from room to room, tail fuzzed out, and making a “mer-r-r-r-rrrrrr!” sound through his nose. I swear I didn’t sleep through the night for many nights—he was into everything! His second week with me, he gave me a horrible scare, when I awoke to find him completely listless, with large eye flaps. I rushed him to the vet, where they said he had a 103 degree fever! They couldn’t ascertain what caused it, saying it was a “fever of unknown origin,” gave some antibiotics, and sent us home. He looked like he might not make it… but then by evening, he made a very sudden recovery, and by the middle of the night, he was his old self again, tearing around like a little hoodlum! Whew!
We have a very strong bond already, he’s very attentive to everything I do, loves to be with me. One favorite thing to do is ride on my lap as I wheel my wheelchair around the house, as he looks around in wonder. He’s a ninja fly and cricket hunter, no bug is safe from his clutches. (I also can’t wiggle under the covers, without suffering a giant pounce and attack!) He carries toy “prey” from room to room. In between naps in the sun. He also eats enough for two kittens, and twice as fast!
I love to follow him around with my camera (I’m a professional pet photographer), because he’s the most expressive cat ever. And obviously very darn cute! I’m very grateful we found each other, and to be sharing life with this special cat.
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