Meet Bert! You will remember him from the Fourth of July post where I coyly, or not so much, slid his picture in.
Bert is new to the pack. I won't say he is replacing Chester because no one could replace Chester. However, he is filling a void that has been there since Chester has been gone.
B stumbled upon Bert's picture on Facebook. All that we could see was his little panda face. That was enough to capture B's heart. He went off to meet Bert.
Bert was born on the street and living under a porch. Some nice people trapped him and another nice woman kept him in her bathroom for a week trying to get him to acclimate to living in a house and to people in general. We give mad props to her for that week because even though he came to us hissing, he quickly warmed up and we think it is because she spent so much time with him.
Not much is known about Bert after these few weeks. He has stopped hissing at us and reserves that usually for the dogs (who he swiped and spit at right away a la Chester style and now they fear all 3 lbs of him), or for B when he startles him out of sleep. To be honest, sometimes I feel like hissing at B when he wakes me, but that is another story.
Bert likes eating. The face above is what he looks like after he eats or, apparently, when he wants to eat B for taking too many pictures.
Most unique feature about Bert is that he only has black on his face, the back of his left paw and all up and down his back. Doesn't he look like someone dipped him in some paint?
Bert has brought another dynamic to the house. Brad is happy to have a friend. Even Mooch seems calmer like maybe he doesn't think that we are out to rid the place of all cats. The dogs are intrigued, but scared.
I think Chester is smiling down and, perhaps, proud that his spirit lives on in Bert.
*Bert was named after the street he was found on, Liberty.