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21 April 2017
Following the sad departure of the Squirrel in mid-February, little time was lost in facilitating the arrival of Melvin the Doge, the most insistently inquisitive small cat in memory -- here enjoying another episode of The Fjällbacka Murders on the telly.
Melvin and Patrick, the assistant chief of police in Fjällbacka, Sweden, 24 April 2017
Melvin and a laptop keyboard that's pleasantly warming for cats
Melvin experimenting with the Windows 10 display controls, 27 April 2017
It took 45 minutes to get this sorted out. Thank you, Melvin.
Melvin at rest
Melvin at rest again
Melvin wired up
Melvin the Doge meeting his predecessor, the Squirrel
Unlike the Squirrel, Melvin is a Selkirk Straight from France. His father recently won some kind of cat competition in Texas, USA.
Melvin exploring the balcony limits -- as he is an indoor cat in a neighborhood filled with predators, we discourage these stealthy investigations.
Melvin mesmerized by insects, poised to leap out after them
Yearning for insects
Melvin's fascination with nature shows, 10 May 2017
Melvin in frustrated hunter mode
This is Melvin the Doge's first sightseeing expedition with his new family, settling in at the Locanda Ca' Vejo in Megliadino San Vitale, Italy, 13 May 2017.
In Settimo Vittone, Italy, 19 May 2017, Melvin challenges that strange cat in the mirror.
Melvin is fascinated by computers. Mostly how to change their configurations, when you're not looking, by prancing on the keyboards, so vigilance is required.
Still obsessing about that strange cat
Melvin turned out to be a trouble-free automobile traveler, and is now looking forward to a two-hour trajet over the Gd St-Bernard to home.
Melvin cleverly hiding
Melvin impatient for lunch
Melvin as pillow
Melvin packing for his trip to the USA, 8 June 2017
Melvin likes small round places
Melvin with the Village of the Damned eyes
Melvin the Doge's first visit to the USA
Now in the USA in July 2017, Melvin the indoor cat sometimes wonders what it would be like to be an outdoor cat.
Rewarding hours on the window sill, and much safer from the eagles always circling overhead
A little place of one's own
Melvin the gardener (photo by Elke)
Alert and vigilant (photo by Emily)
A jigsaw puzzle enthusiast
Seeking the perfect jigsaw piece
-- My name is Melvin. What is your name? (Photo by Dima, 17 July 2017)
What's for lunch? (photo by Emily, 19 June 2017)
Any port in a drought
Busted! (21 July 2017)
The fire brigade
A home away from home (26 July 2017)
-- How did you find me?
Looking for leftovers