August 2nd 2011 1:34 pm
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The reason I look so tired in my latest photo is because ...
We have been mousing day and night! When Mom got home from work late last night, our work was done and we showed her where we had contained the mouse. It was under her big vacuum cleaner. She picked it up but couldn't see the mouse. It was little, but real smart. It was hiding in the middle of one of the wheels on it! Squirrel showed Mom where and tapped it. It then tried to run somewhere else and Squirrel and I made sure it didn't go under heavy furniture. It almost got away but Squirrel picked it up in her mouth (yuck!) and brought it back to the middle of the room. Mom then trapped it under the bowl. It was a young one but very fast and healthy. It sat there and groomed itself and even ate some of our leftover catnip that was on the floor. Then Mom picked it up and let it go outside. I was sure a tired little kitty after that. I'm getting much better at mousing.
July 30th 2011 2:24 pm
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She shredded a roll of paper towels. She is proud of herself and asked me to post her video in my diary. I said okay. Here it is:
Me Behaving Badly
July 9th 2011 12:55 am
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Squirrel insists that I post it here too. She is very full of herself.
July 8th 2011 10:07 am
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I wasn't scared of the mouse, he just surprised me. I'm used to toy mice. Not real ones that run at you! Squirrel thinks she knows everything. Just because she has caught about 20 mice in her life. That doesn't mean a thing. Except that she is old.
Our mousing video will be coming soon. You will see that I did help.
June 2nd 2011 12:48 pm
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Mom was very sick these last few days. Her tummy was very sore. When she would lay down, which was for almost two whole days, I would wait for her to roll onto her back and then I would jump on her tummy with my whole 12 pounds. She would yell, "Ow Kitcat! That hurt!" But, then I would start kneading her and she would relax a bit. You see, I was moving the gasses around in her abdomen that were not moving and causing her all the pain. Then, for a finishing touch, I would lay across her entire painful area and purr. By then Mom was saying thank you Kitcat and we could hear the gurgling sounds coming from her tummy. I did that about ten times for her and finally, she passed gas. From there on in she has been getting better. So you see - I knew what I was doing.
Squirrel's job was to bug Mom to take her out for her leash walk, play with us, feed us, and clean our litter box. Because Mom needed to move around to help get her digestion working again. So between the two of us, we nursed Mom back to health. On the down side, she now has to go back to work.
May 26th 2011 8:42 pm
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There was pretty well a wind storm and rain and these little birdies still hung on to our feeder during a big gust of wind. This video, that we took, made it on our local news ....
Birds Hanging on for Dear LIfe!
May 14th 2011 2:02 pm
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It all started when the heat pump service man came to our house. I wouldn't stop growling at him and walking around him in circles. Mom has never seen me act this way before. I'm ALWAYS friendly. She picked me up, and I almost used my claws on her!, and locked me in the bedroom. I didn't like that. She put Squirrel in the other bedroom. Squirrel was fine. She wondered if the repair man had stepped on me? or kicked me? but she never heard me meow out loud.
I stayed kind of loopy for a few more days.
Mom figures it is because of the mice that just so happened to invade our house at the same time. Squirrel was behaving strangely, because she was hunting mice 24-7. Mom knew what Squirrel was up to but I didn't know what was going on with Squirrel, as I have never seen her in hunting mode before, so that upset me. I was trying to figure out what Squirrel was so focussed on and I didn't know. So that freaked me out.
I'm good now and haven't growled for a few days and am almost back to normal. I am still keeping an eye out for Squirrel and watching her body language. If she goes into hunting mode again, I might get uptight again. I prefer my toy mice to real ones. And I don't like middle of the night excitement unless I start it.
While on Mom's lap this morning, we spotted this cute little bird.
May 8th 2011 2:04 pm
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Mom is moving furniture around with Squirrel underfoot. Squirrel is trying to tell us something. She is nosing around the back of our entertainment unit. Hmmm. I guess I will have to read her diary to get the goods on this latest adventure of ours....
We Have A Problem
May 5th 2011 8:31 pm
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I'll let Mom tell this story. I'm still too excited to think!
The kitties just had an exciting time. They went out in their cat run only to find about a dozen birds in there! Well, these birds panicked and could not find their way back out. There are only a few spaces large enough for them to pass and with two cats chasing them, the couldn't find their way out! I watched helplessly as the birds, one by one, found a way to squeeze out. Kitcat actually swatted two of them to the ground but then didn't know what to do next, so these birds managed to squeeze out. One got kind of stuck in the chicken wire, half out, half in. It stopped for a rest in that position. Luckily, it was too high up for the cats to reach. It eventually got all the way out and flew away. By some miracle, all the birds escaped. Mostly because Kitcat & Squirrel had never had a chance to hunt a bird before and were just as confused as they were! They didn't know which of the dozen birds to go after first! And when it was down to just the two birds, Kitcat chased them, slapped at them, and then watched them squeeze through the wire near the ground and out to freedom. I am glad all the birds survived that ordeal. It was hard to get Squirrel & Kitcat to come back in the house before dark after all that fun.
May 1st 2011 2:40 pm
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Squirrel told me that a hummingbird came to our feeder while I was sleeping. I haven't seen one before. Please come back little birdie! Squirrel and I are hoping for a summer of watching regular birds out front, and tiny hummers out back.