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06 July 2015 @ 01:25 pm
Surprises of the nice kind  
When I last had my car serviced the mechanic told me I had about 5000km of wear left on my brake pads. That was 10,000km ago, so when I dropped my car off for a service this morning I mentioned that the brakes would need doing. Mechanic just rang me to say that they don't need doing just yet, and STILL have at least another 5000km to go. I love my mechanic!

This was another surprise, in that it was totally unplanned. I was show manager for a cat show yesterday, and one exhibitor had a kitten for sale. Now I have to point out here that I've wanted a Maine Coon for the longest time, and that I have a particular fondness for red cats. So how could I resist this little guy - especially when I found out his registered name is Fidelis Sherlock!

 photo Sherlock 1 600 x 337_zpshxueaaev.jpg

I need a bigger scratching post.
 photo Sweet face 600 x 337_zpsoo9h3vle.jpg

This guy is four months old - born 25/02/15 - and already bigger than a small dog.
Current Mood: enthralledenthralled
nerthusnerthus on July 6th, 2015 04:11 am (UTC)
So adorable! And what a great name. He's really gonna be a big, furry, gorgeous guy when he's grown. I love maine coons, our Gabs is a big, doofy furball who acts like he thinks he's a dog instead of a cat sometimes, ha. And he thinks he can fit into even the smallest boxes, pure cat as far as that goes!
miwahni: Cats Snookymiwahni on July 7th, 2015 10:29 am (UTC)
They are a fantastic breed, for sure. Your Gabs sounds wonderful!
sunray45: Sherlock candlessunray45 on July 6th, 2015 05:10 am (UTC)
Oh B! You are such a softie, but it is easy to see why you fell for this little one. Well, not so little. *g*
He has such a 'boys' face and I love his ears.

How do you reckon your girls and the two boys will get on with him, especially Ziggy?

Also, yay for mechanics who don't want to rip you off.
miwahni: Cats Zig and Bodie fullmiwahni on July 7th, 2015 10:31 am (UTC)
I seriously need a minder some times! *g*. He does have a cheeky boy's face, doesn't he.
So far he's only met Miss Puss, but he's been talking to Ratty and Floss under the door to their room so I think they'll be fine. He'll be fine with Bodie, too, but I'm not all that sure about the Zigmeister. Will have to see how that goes.
Trepkos: Faggottrepkos on July 6th, 2015 07:09 am (UTC)
Lovely cat! Maine coons have such fabulous personalities.
miwahni: Cats BIrmanmiwahni on July 7th, 2015 10:32 am (UTC)
Don't they just. I have a friend who has had Coons for years and her cats are just adorable.
indybaggins on July 6th, 2015 10:30 am (UTC)
Aaaah what a cutie! :D
miwahni: Cats Ping pongmiwahni on July 7th, 2015 10:33 am (UTC)
Isn't he! I could eat him with a spoon.
entropy_houseentropy_house on July 6th, 2015 01:49 pm (UTC)
He's adorable! And what wonderful ears he has. :^)
miwahni: Cats Showing offmiwahni on July 7th, 2015 10:33 am (UTC)
Those ear tufts go all the way to the moon! I'm looking forward to showing him.
Strike while the irony is hot: [EMATE] CUPPAdraycevixen on July 6th, 2015 04:57 pm (UTC)
In that first picture he looks quite disreputable, as red and ginger cats should. *g*

So we know what his paper name is but what are you going to call him?

miwahnimiwahni on July 7th, 2015 10:38 am (UTC)
The disreputable look is assisted by the squint in his left eye - conjunctiva is up a bit and being treated. Adds a certain rakish air though, I thought.
He really doesn't look like a Sherlock, he looks more like a Harry to be honest. But he already responds to Sherlock so it might have to be his home name as well.
rosie55rosie55 on July 6th, 2015 09:01 pm (UTC)
Excellent firstly that you don't need new brakes yet and even more so that you have such a good and honest mechanic.
And awww, for your gorgeous new kitty, I would certainly not have been able to resist him, either. He's a beauty! And yes, I am jealous!
miwahni: Cats Ping pongmiwahni on July 7th, 2015 10:41 am (UTC)
I'm really pleased with this mechanic. I've always taken my car to the dealer for servicing, but my neighbour suggested I try this guy so I went there for my last service, and now this one as well. He's a lot cheaper per hour than the dealer too, which helps! And within walking distance, so I can drop the car off then wander home.

He is a little cutie, isn't he. Currently purring on my lap. Such a sweetie.
Calise: BenCcali_se on July 7th, 2015 04:05 pm (UTC)
What a sweet cat! He looks more like a Benedict with his red hair. :-)
miwahni: Cats Meezermiwahni on July 9th, 2015 10:41 am (UTC)
Oooh I didn't think of that, but you're quite right! Unfortunately he already responds to Sherlock, so Sherlock it shall stay.