Dec 25, 2013
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by John Ulrich
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Sprocket The Cat. Making the transition from feral to indoor kitty.
Steve Ionescu from Yonkers, New York sent in these photos and a note:
"Attached please find two pictures of Sprocket... He's a very well-behaved stray who had been coming to the door for food fairly regularly, and one day, when the screen was open, he came right in and asked for some rubbing and scratching. There are eight other strays that come to the door for food, but he is the only one who will let me pet him. He is very talkative, and very gentle - has yet to draw blood even while playing.
"He's been 'living' inside for a few months now, but regularly goes out for a few hours, or 15 (yesterday). He loves to be brushed, so we do that once a day generally. He follows me around the apartment when he is not sleeping, loves playtime (though he removed all the feathers from one toy in a fit of excitement), and even hangs out in the garage when I am wrenching. One of his ears is clipped, indicating he was fixed at a shelter and released/escaped. After the holidays I'll bring him to the vet to get checked out and have a chip installed.
"Thanks, and Merry Christmas to everyone at Roadracing World!"
We will be wrapping up this series by the end of the year, so if you have a pet named after a famous racer, or know someone else who has a pet named after a famous racer, send us something now.
Send an in-focus pet photo (as a jpeg file) along with the name of the pet, the name of their human or humans, and their hometown (city and state), to firstname.lastname@example.org . The photo may be featured on roadracingworld.com during slow news days. But if you wait too long, it will be too late!