Wild Life Of A Little Monster

Others are scared of me because of all the fun I have. Considered a vigilante by my Eponine.

Sting Operation

Photo by Seth Wening for The New York TimesIn this New York Times picture you see Carol Moran, Fred and Burt. They recently helped to bring down a fake veterinarian. Here's a link to The New York Time's article. However, I think I remember you are required to register to view stories. With the magic of "cookies," I can't remember.

Brief summary: Burt's human had a "vet." But then after an incident and a hefty bill, that human grew suspicious. He called Brooklyn's district attorney. That's when Carol, an assistant district attorney, and Fred, a handsome, tiger cat, came into the picture. Evidently Ms. Moran had adopted him some time in the past.

In his article, Michael Brick notes Fred hadn't expressed a desire for heroism. Mr. Brick describes Fred as "the strong, silent type ... an alley cat from the streets of Brooklyn, long and lean with thick black stripes." Because he still had his "parts," Fred agreed to go undercover to help his mama take down this villian.

The bad guy was caught, the good cat (Fred) is still intact and is the hero, his human likely is awesome, and the rest is history. But The Times did indicate an "alteration" still is in Fred's future. With a real vet.


At February 10, 2006 7:31 PM, Blogger The Meezers said...

Oh, thank goodness Burt is OK - when I read the article yesterday, it was not clear that poor Burt was ok. all it said was that he still had an open surgery wound and no collar or anything to protect him. I was sick to my stomach to think that someone would do that to the poor dog. Fred is most certainly a hero for all animals. - Meezers Mom

At February 11, 2006 12:16 AM, Anonymous Anonymous said...

Cowboy (and anyone else who has problems with a site they want to see without "registering" to do it) - go to www.bugmenot.com. No more giving away your identity just to read a story... Pretty cool idea! (My husband found it.)

I too am very happy that Burt is fine. What a nutcase that guy was... He must have just seen an opportunity for easy money and he didn't care who he hurt.

~ tammara

At February 13, 2006 2:25 AM, Blogger Eponine's Cowboy said...

From what I understand, Burt is doing OK. It's a crazy story about this guy pretending to be a vet. You just never know about some people.

That's a very good tip, Tammara! Sounds like your husband is pretty smart. Thanks for passing the info along.


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