FrankenRoi ou Le Prométhée Moderne

The other day, when we got back from the shops, Louis Catorze bolted outside the moment the door was opened. We meant to leave him for a few minutes and then haul him in but, with all the unpacking we had to do, we ended up forgetting about him and leaving him alone and on the rampage at The Front. 

After an hour or so he was screaming at the window to be let in again, so Cat Daddy did exactly what any loving cat parent would do: laugh hysterically and take photos. And I must say I couldn’t blame him, because this was the sight that greeted him when he opened the shutters:


What looks like dusty, cobwebby crud on Sa Majesté’s head actually IS dusty, cobwebby crud. And the strange, flesh-coloured, ribbed area on the little little sod’s chest is Cat Daddy’s hand reflected in the glass. Obviously this wasn’t visible to passers-by outside but, to us, poor Catorze looked like a creature from one of the more modern Living Dead movies: an otherworldly, undead hell-beast with his rib cage protruding through his decaying flesh.

Me: “He looks like a zombie cat baying for brains.

Cat Daddy: “Well, I suppose he has to get them from somewhere.”

We did let him in eventually. And we now have some excellent ideas for his Halloween costume this year, even though, as a black cat with vampire teeth, technically he is in TWO costumes all year round. 

15 thoughts on “FrankenRoi ou Le Prométhée Moderne

    1. He really is something else, isn’t he? Cat Daddy was in absolute hysterics taking these photos. Imagine THAT turning up at your window on Hallowe’en. I’d be genuinely terrified.


    2. Crikey. He really is a zombie kitty.

      It is said that to kill a zombie you have to destroy the brain. In his case that may present a problem.

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    1. Gah, sometimes I really hate WP…I have a WP blog and they never seem to remember me so have to go though the authorization all the time. And then even when I’m identified by WP as a legitimate human, it won’t let me “like” the post.

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  1. Why is it only House Panthers who get cobwebs on them? Ninja did and occasionally Darth Vader does, but none of the other 6 do. Are the House Panthers holding secret meetings, in spots accessed through cobwebby corridors?

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