Beware the Cat

Saturday, June 10, 2006

So, Skook, is your cat anything like this? If so I respect your courage in peeling the darn cat™ off the trees every morning.

9 comments:

David Thomson said...

All of our nine felines remain indoors. They often leap onto the curtains and bookshelves. Needless to add, our cats scratch the furniture and destroy various items in the house. Still, we believe this price is worth it.

Skookumchuk said...

We haven't had the opportunity to test what our cat's behavior would be like when confronting a bear. But we may get the chance. They had a black bear walking down the street in our old negihborhood here in Seattle a few days ago, plus another caught at or near the University of Washington a few weeks back. So the bears are getting aclimated to the urban environment, no question.

As to what our putty-tat (who has many nicknames, one of which is Skookumchuk) would do, I can't say. I do know she has gotten much bolder in the recent past, enough to scare the rotten Siamese who was the terror of our block. So it seems there is a new sheriff in town . . .

She's out back up in the plum tree right now and I'm too tired to summon up the energy to get her down. She can find her own goddamn way down, see if I care.

Rick Ballard said...

It's remarkable how very few cat skeletons are found in trees.

Skookumchuk said...

No skeletons that I have ever encountered.

I saw something the other day that I can't quite explain. We have a plum and an apple growing close together. I wouldn't say they touch, but the branches of one may brush against those of the other in a strong wind.

Anyway, the cat was in the plum. I looked away, perhaps for one minute, and she is up in the Gravenstein.

So we have three options. She very quickly ran down one trunk and all the way up the other in less than a minute, which seems very un-catlike. She jumped directly from the top of one tree to the other, which seems more Amazonian jungle monkey kind of behavior and also improbable. Or she dematerialized in the plum and teleported herself instantaneously to the apple, which may be the most likely explanation.

Skookumchuk said...

Clarification:

So we have three options, none of which involve the contents of the liquor cabinet or the incipient dementia.

Syl said...

Skook

LOL!

terrye said...

testing.....1 2 3

terrye said...

At last.

I got a new computer and I could not remember my password and on and on it went. But at last I made it.

I had a cat named Scooter who stayed up in a tree for 7 days. I tried using a water hose. nothing. I tried climbing the tree, he went higher. Gale tried shooting the limb out from under him with a big gun, he just jumped down to a lower limb and then climbed again.. I even put a can of tuna on a low fork in an effort to lure him down. No such luck. He just cried and carried on and refused to come down...until one day there he was at the front door wanting in. Typical man.

Skookumchuk said...

When we first got married we had a cat named Scooter. Scooter would beg to be let out the front door, after which she would climb the tree out front, jump from the tree to the balcony, and then yell to be let in through the bedroom slider.

I didn't need to go to the gym. I just climbed the stairs 87 times a day.