Cheeky The Cat

Cheeky the cat
Our pet cat Cheeky.

Cheeky is 24 years old already, in cat years that is. He has been with us for two years and has grown up to be a handsome feline. His fur is generally white except for a small patch on his tail that looked more like a smudge than part of him. Other than that, he is pink all over – his ears, his paw pads and everything else not covered by his white fur. His nose gets even pinkier when he is excited.

Although he is neutered, he can be aggresive at times. The multiple scars on Wuan’s hands and legs are testament to that. He has been very gentle to me, though. Whenever I took noon naps, he would hop onto the bed, purr loudly into my ear to get me to extend my hand for him to rub his face against. If I ignored him, he would put his front paws on my belly and gently knead until I extended my hand for him.

On the other hand, he only responds to our calls as and when he wishes. The times that he responded, he would amble from wherever he was at, usually from the back of the house, and nonchalantly walk pass us. He would then lie down, keeping slightly more than arm’s length distance from us so that we would not be able to touch him. Those times, we wished we had adopted a puppy instead.

Author: Peter Tan

Peter Gabriel Tan. Penangite residing in the Klang Valley. Blissfully married to Wuan. A LaSallian through and through. Slave to three cats. Wheelchair user since 1984. End-stage renal disease since 2017. Principal Facilitator at Peter Tan Training specialising in Disability Equality Training. Former columnist of Breaking Barriers with The Borneo Post. This blog chronicles my life, thoughts and opinions. Connect with me on Twitter and Facebook.

8 thoughts on “Cheeky The Cat”

  1. that’s cats for you… they do as they please. they’re not very good at taking instructions. but cheeky is cute… & wow, a pink cat! heheheh… never seen one like that before 🙂

  2. You don’t own a cat. The cat owns you. Now you know why I keep dogs.

  3. Yeah, cats are generally easier to take care off.

    I’ve got 2 cats, a male and a female, both neutered. One acts like a queen whereelse the other acts like a dog, constantly following me wherever I go, even when I bring the dog for a walk! Hehe.

    I wish I was a cat, eat and sleep all day long.

  4. my current cats act like dogs… they wait at the gate when i come home, & start rolling on the ground in front of my car (like they’re suicidal or something). then they follow me everywhere when i’m at home.

    on the other hand, my parents used to have a dog that thought it was a cat. it was an excellent rat catcher (my current cats can’t catch a rat for nuts… except the time when they were kittens & ripped a mouse into 3 pieces). the only thing the dog didn’t try to do was meow.

    1. I have had dogs that catch rats also, and cats, too. Cats that went into the compound could never get out alive.

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