Day: December 4, 2006

Miss Kitty Behaving Badly, Snow

I introduced Joy the cat to you quite a while back (I have since nicknamed her Miss Kitty) – in case you weren’t around in those days, Joy is my parents’ cat (well, my Dad’s cat) and she lives in their barn / garage to keep it free and clear of the rodents – so she is a worker cat. And she takes her job very seriously. Even though she’s lying down here, she’s on the alert, listening to the sounds of outdoor activity through the wall.
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My Mom works out at the gym in the afternoon and gets home around 6:00 PM. Well, the first week my Mom started this little Miss Kitty would NOT let her pull her car into the garage. In her little kitty mind it was an Intruder alert, intruder alert. Of course, my Mom didn’t want to run over the cat, so she had to go in and get my Dad to get *his* cat out of the way. And it ticked her off because she can’t stand having some cat control her life.

Last week on our way out to the museum, Mom and I opened the garage door, got into the car and left. No dilly dallying, just normal stuff. While we were enjoying ourselves at the museum, Dad went out to give Miss Kitty her afternoon snack and brushing. He looked all over the barn and garage for her, and finally saw her looking *in* at him from the outside. Little Miss Kitty had snuck out while Mom and I were backing out of the garage. See this summer Mom gave little Miss Kitty a taste of the outdoors by bringing her out in the garden while we were there – on a leash –

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which she immediately got herself out of and then proceedd to trot past me towards the fence.

Now when we go out, I have to stand outside to make sure Miss Kitty isn’t coming out, and sure enough, yesterday she was headed out while my Mom was backing out of the garage. FOILED cat, FOILED. I’m sure she’ll figure out some other way to sneak by us in the future. I still love this little kitty even though she has been behaving badly. Oh! And I have to take a photo of her because with her winter coat she looks *huge*! She looks like she’s been blown dry her fur is so puffy – it’s so thick and sticks straight out. P.S. even though she lives in the barn / garage, she has her own wood stove, a heated bed, and her food is heated in the microwave and her water changed quite often. No need to worry about this cat – she is very well cared for and loved.

It is snowing so lazily this morning it is a nice way to enter the snowy part of the season – nice and slow. Let’s see how long this slow snow will last!