Village Cats: The Ratter

We call this guy ‘The Ratter’ for obvious reasons – we’ve seen him quite a few times pottering around the village with a rat in his mouth. Looking really pleased with himself. His real name is Scooby but I quite like calling him the Ratter. I first spotted him on our fence in the back garden, and only there for few times actually. I thought he was after the chickens at first but I now I think about it he was probably after the rats in our and the neighbours garden.

He’s never gone after the chickens. None of the village cats have.

He’s a very sweet cat. He will throw himself on the floor for a fuss, and let my neighbours little boy stroke him too (though he ran away from their five year old). He’s hefty too. He looks sleek and svelte but when you pick him up he is heavy. Heaver than my cat Mr. Brown who is five and half KGS (and has actually lost weight). It’s all muscle. Solid cat muscle.

I often see him now just chilling in the road (a bit like Molly) or scratching his back on the gravel of my neighbours drive across the street. He’s definitely one of the friendliest cats on the estate. But he has little to fear, so why would he worry about us puny humans?!

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8 Responses

  1. Markus says:

    Hi there. Brilliant cat story. I love cats, we have two ourselves. One is a bit of a lazy git, but the other goes after anything that he thinks he can overpower. We once had a bird at our backdoor, must have been old or sick or both. The most annoying thing about this is, you downstairs in the morning and half a mouse greets you on the kitchen floor. 🙂 #KCACOLS

  2. The Unsung Mum says:

    I’m not really fond of cats too be honest. Well not just cats but pets in general. Cats right now though coz I have about nine of them who like to come in and try and sh*t in my garden and I’ve got no clue how to stop them. Too be fair we did used to have a rat problem so maybe that’s why they started visiting…they just all sit there and stare in. Maybe they’re planning something?! Darn cats! #KCACOLS

  3. Oh he does look sweet. Not like our cat, who is dedicated to earning the title of Mr Grumpy. #KCACOLS

  4. He definitely looks like a sweet kitty. Love friendly kitties who come and ask for attention.

  5. Love that you’ve decided to rename him! I do like when you get to know the neighbourhood pets, although I don’t like it when they appear in my garden scaring away the birds, haha! x #KCACOLS

  6. I must admit that I am not a cat lover. I prefer dogs. They are so much more faithful Different post to read though; really enjoyed that #KCACOLS

  7. Veronica Lee says:

    I adore cats but unfortunately, the condo where we are staying does not allow cats or dogs in the premises. The Ratter sounds like the perfect name for this adorable kitty!

  8. Veronica Lee says:

    Ooops! I forgot the hashtag #KCACOLS !

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