My cat tail this week is about our problem kitty "Merlin." (Daughter named him. I think the technical spelling is mrrrr-lin.)

Merlin showed up out at our rural doorstep one day, worm-ridden and so thin he was practically two-dimensional. We got him cleaned out and fattened up. He was "hospitalized" during recovery at the office in town. He's a big guy, black with white socks.

When we tried to take him back out to the farm, the first thing he did was leap out of my arms and attack our special Godsend little yellow fuzzy guy, Charlie.

Charlie's tail, Mar 5 pet thread

Black and yellow fur everywhere. When I broke that up, Merlin ran in and peed on our bed! Charlie had never had a problem with any of our critters, and he was kind-of traumatized for a while. Subsequent efforts proved no better, and in a choice between Charlie and the newcomer, Charlie wins.

Also, peed on our bed was a big strike against Merlin.

So, we kept him in town. Don't like to have to leave him alone so much, but he doesn't play well with others. Well, he likes the dog. Does use a litter box, almost always. Free to good home. (Just kidding. I'd miss the guy.)

Here's a cartoonized pic of Merlin in action, with captions.