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!


6 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Sandy
    Dec 04, 2006 @ 16:10:05

    Do you call her Miss Kitty after the ‘lady’ on Gunsmoke?
    It sounds like she is one pampered cat. Her own woodstove, and heated food!


  2. Lynne
    Dec 04, 2006 @ 17:51:22

    Sneaky kitty!


  3. Pam
    Dec 04, 2006 @ 18:11:53

    Hi Sandy – No, I didn’t even think of Miss Kitty on Gunsmoke. I called her Miss Kitty after the second incident – you know how people call bad girls Missy, well, I kind of stretched it out to Miss Kitty instead. It started the night I picked up my Mom for ‘The Nutcracker.’ She was going to drive, but I didn’t want to have to deal with ‘Miss Kitty’ late at night.
    Yes, she is very pampered. She is in the process of getting a storm window now.
    Lynne – yes, she is very sneaky. She meowed loud at me when I stopped her from going out yesterday.


  4. Susan Gets Native
    Dec 04, 2006 @ 23:03:47

    Shoot…MY bed isn’t even heated (except when Nellie gets there first and warms up a nice big spot)

    You should get some good shots of her “disapproval” of being thwarted and send them to Birdchick.


  5. Laura
    Dec 04, 2006 @ 23:40:20

    She sounds like a sweetie, as kitties go.

    My brother’s cat is unrecognizable in the winter because the coat he grows is so thick!


  6. Pam
    Dec 05, 2006 @ 10:14:14

    Susan – my bed isn’t heated either – hence the flannel sheets. Ohhh, I bet dog heat would be nice.
    Yeah, I should get her disapproving looks, because she can give them. Especially the disapproving rear end pointed at you looking at you over my shoulder because you’re so stupid look.
    That’s good Laura – “as kitties go” – yes, she is a little sweetie, and she does get over her moods pretty quickly.
    I love seeing cats with thick fur – it’s like they bought an extra fur coat for themselves.


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