Riley is currently 10 years old
May 2010 - back when he was 2 years old
In May of 2010 my friend Nancy asked if I could foster a 2 year old male kitty that was in need of a home.
The previous owner of "Regalito", as he was then called, had taken ill and reluctantly gave him up. After
keeping him in my guest bedroom for just a couple of days, I knew I couldn't part with him. He was playful
and affectionate and cute as could be. I wanted a different name for him, and Nancy came through like she
so often does; she suggested "Riley"
Riley is a terrific kitty. Even when he's playing rough with a toy, he instinctively knows to be gentle
with my hands. He often raises up like a horse on its hind legs to headbutt my hand as I walk near him.
Like many black and white cats (like the late Sali
) Riley has a big personality.
So if he wants in a cabinet, he'll stick with it until he gets in. If I block off an entrance hole on the
with a paper plate, he'll chew right through it. Little stinker. He
also loves to bring in critters from the outdoor cat enclosure
cicadas, lizards and even grass snakes. He keeps life interesting!
Below are some pictures of Riley, followed by several short video clips.
May 2010 - age 2 years
What a handsome guy!
May 2010 - Riley age 2, Josie age 3
(grey tabby) with Riley. Josie is very affectionate to people, and
she tries to be affectionate to other kitties. But cats usually don't care much for Josie. Bless her
heart. I think she was separated from her feline mommy at too early an age - so she may not have learned
certain cat behaviors. And other cats seem to pick up on this and avoid her. But good ol' Riley likes her
just fine. In fact, Riley and Josie became good friends rather quickly, and after just a few months
together they began grooming each other (like Tiger
oh so many times). Very cool.
Windows Media Player Video Clips
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Riley exploring front part of house for first time (age 2 years) - May 18, 2010
Riley entering cat run for first time (age 2 years) - May 23, 2010
Riley in cat enclosure for first time (age 2 years) - May 23, 2010
Josie & Riley grooming (Josie 3 years, Riley 2 years) - August 2010
Josie & Riley grooming (Josie 4 years, Riley 3 years) - April 26, 2011
Josie & Riley grooming (Josie 4 years, Riley 3 years) - May 8, 2011
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