Meet Mose, Our Little “Gray Ghost”

Say hello to Mose, named after Col. John S. Mosby and for you “Office” fans, Dwight Schroot’s curious cousin. We picked up Mose, along with his sister, Clara, yesterday at a shelter in Hopkinton, just outside of Boston.

MoseThis pic was taken just after an intense 15 minute ear washing from his sister. Mose will be out of action for the rest of the afternoon.

Unfortunately, we lost our cat, Felix, this past September from cancer. He was an incredibly kind kitty. JEB and Felix have been with us for 14 years. While his brother, JEB, is adjusting well he is still an incredibly active and playful cat. We thought he might like some new playmates. Introductions will be made tonight and hopefully, if everything works out well, JEB and Mosby will soon be planning their next offensive.

About the author: Thank you for taking the time to read this post. What next? Scroll down and join the discussion in the comments section. Looking for more Civil War content? You can follow me on Twitter. Check out my forthcoming book, Searching For Black Confederates: The Civil War’s Most Persistent Myth, which is the first book-length analysis of the black Confederate myth ever published. Pre-order your copy today.

21 comments… add one
  • Meg Groeling Nov 21, 2016 @ 12:07

    Aw! We have a gray kitty as well–gray and white. He looks just like a Confederate officer! Being Yankees however, we chose to name him Fursey, after an Irish saint.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 21, 2016 @ 12:14

      My wife isn’t entirely happy about another Confederate officer running around the house so I tell her to focus more on the “Office” connection. That doesn’t seem to work either. Will need to give it some time. 🙂

  • Scott Ledridge Nov 21, 2016 @ 13:39

    Like nickels in the earpiece, a little conditioning each day and she’ll accept it.

    I didn’t think I would come here and learn a factoid about The Office.

  • Kristoffer Nov 21, 2016 @ 14:14

    Cute, fluffy kitty. 🙂

  • Annette Jackson Nov 21, 2016 @ 14:41

    Rescue kittens! The best!

    • Kevin Levin Nov 21, 2016 @ 15:21

      Always.

    • Msb Nov 23, 2016 @ 4:54

      Yay! Two more saved from the shelter! Congratulations; Mose looks very handsome.

      • Kevin Levin Nov 23, 2016 @ 4:57

        Thanks. They are both incredibly cute and completely disruptive to anything having to do with serious thinking and writing. We are slowly trying to introduce them to our older cat, Jeb. Making progress.

  • M.D. Blough Nov 21, 2016 @ 19:53

    They’re gorgeous. I’m sure JEB will turn out to be a kind and gracious big brother, especially once he’s introduced to Clara’s expert ear washing technique. BTW, if you want to keep to a Civil War theme, Clara’s secondary inspiration for her name can be Clara Barton, Civil War nurse, appointed by Abraham Lincoln as General Correspondent for the Friends of Paroled Prisoners, founder & first president of the American Red Cross, and revered in my birthplace, Johnstown, PA, for the work of her and her organization in their work after the Johnstown Flood.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 22, 2016 @ 2:28

      It will take a few days for JEB to get adjusted, but he has been a trooper and has shown no aggression thus far. Clara was hanging around Michaela’s bookshelves of music so I think the classical music reference works. So much fun. 🙂

  • Roger E Watson Nov 22, 2016 @ 3:03

    HURRAH for the bonnie gray cat !!!!

    • Kevin Levin Nov 22, 2016 @ 3:06

      Good one, Roger. Bonnie would have been a great name for a girl.

  • Roger E Watson Nov 22, 2016 @ 3:42

    The shelter in Hopkinton wasn’t Bay Path by any chance ? That’s where we got our current dog. She’s a foxhound rescue that was flown up from Kentucky. The current cats are all are all ones that found either me or my wife. The oldest is Clara after Clara Barton; Abigail (Adams); Fanny
    (Seward). Like potato chips….you can’t have just one !!!

    • Kevin Levin Nov 22, 2016 @ 4:31

      It was. Turned out that it is pretty difficult to find kittens in Boston. We would love to adopt adult cats, but we feel more comfortable acclimating them at a young age and we wanted to minimize the treat to our older cat as much as possible. The staff at the shelter was very helpful.

  • London John Nov 22, 2016 @ 5:31

    Not named after Mose Allison, then, who died a week ago.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 22, 2016 @ 5:58

      A worthy namesake indeed.

  • Buck Buchanan Nov 22, 2016 @ 7:45

    I’m a dog dude, but this is cool.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 22, 2016 @ 8:01

      We all have our flaws. 🙂

  • Bill Underhill Nov 23, 2016 @ 9:34

    It seems a posting about your cat generates more comments than your usual fare. Cute cat.

    • Kevin Levin Nov 23, 2016 @ 9:36

      Perfectly understandable.

  • George Combs Nov 23, 2016 @ 22:02

    Concatulations! Maybe “Mose” might reference the Hank Worden character from, “The Searchers”? (Maybe your wife is a John Ford fan?) Cynara and Tucker, my two furry demons, send their regards. Thank ye kindly.

Now that you've read the post, share your thoughts.