is a lucky cat. After the demise of Minet, we wanted to have another Siamese-like
cat (See: Zorro's page). This took
so long however, that we decided to have a look at the local pound.
we found a young pitch black cat of six months old. At first the care-takers
would not let us have him; they warned us it was a wild cat, not used to humans,
and he had already been returned once by people who could not handle him. Well,
that was a turn-off. But he looked so sweet and after all, we already had three
cats... In the end they gave way and we could take the little black cat with
us. Because he was so fierce we decided to call him Clovis.
was a very scared little kitten at first. He did not know what was more frightening:
the humans or the other cats that shared the house with him.
tried to calm him once by taking him in her arms. Well, that was a big mistake:
he took a chunk out of her thumb and set off like a bat out of hell. As always,
patience and good care did it for Clovis: after a couple of weeks he relaxed
and actually liked to be stroked.
really have to watch Clovis's diet, because he loves food and will eat anything
he can put his paws on. We do not want him to get too fat, but Clovis is tricky
and knows exactly where he can get his chow.
|Date of birth
||May 1, 1998
||Pepper, Black Hole, Foodmonster, Kloofje, Candyass
|| if there's food this cat will be there, he's always scared and shy unless
there's food to be had, his purr is the loudest of all (you can him several
rooms away), starts to make bleating noises when you clear out the dishwasher,
eats when Dingo eats and likes to lay down with Dingo (Together they are our
Salt and Pepper shakers).
is now a lovable cat, with a big appetite, who always comes to sit in the kitchen
when dinner is being prepared. Strangely enough, Clovis is very attracted to
Dingo. They often sit and sleep together and since they are so much alike, we
call them our "pepper and salt-set".
in the top of the tree
The pepper and salt shaker, huddled together.
this means he's chasing away the other cats and eating their portion.