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Butch

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Do you see where this is going? Five cats – five days – five characters – who’d have thunk me a cat person. Nope. Not me, I’m a dog guy. Ha!

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He’s a little guy, the smallest male that comes around. So he is definitely not an alpha male. He’s timid and suspicious. He would run when I looked at him. And if I made a hand movement in his direction he would back off. He likes to eat but he does not come around every feeding.

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However, I do tend to see him with Badi and Lulu. He did not show up right away when I was naming cats. So with his size, timidity, and occasional feisty behavior, I thought that Butch fits. Sorry it’s not Arabic.

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It doesn’t matter. He doesn’t respond to the name. He and I have a shotgun relationship. He wants to eat but does not tolerate and physical contact. He swipes at me with claws fully extended in defensive position.

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And he will bite at me. Rude but understandable, he and I have reached an agreement. I make a move toward him. He backs off. And then I lay down some food to eat.

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That way I don’t get damaged and he gets fed. I make sure he gets a share of tuna. Otherwise, he’d be shut out by the rest of the group. You might say he’s the smallest because of his size. Circular reasoning?

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