April 6th 2013 5:10 pm
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Samhain OFC (Official Family Chronicler), here. Couple of things to report. We’ve sort of held off reporting this one: Socks got sprayed by a skunk.
You heard me right – the big boy, not too long on brains – even if he is drop dead gorgeous – apparently didn’t have sense enough to back off from Mr Stripey and was face to face…so to speak…with a perturbed skunk. The good news: he’s smell-free - pretty much – after 3 days or so. The pawrents told him he had to stay outside, but lucky for him, it coincided with the brief warm-up we had. Not that it would have mattered much to him, I think. He doesn’t appear phased at all by cold – all that Nordic blood (did I mention the Mama calls him her big beautiful Viking?)
Second thing. Once again one of my few sanctuaries has been invaded – Owl came out into the cattery yesterday – OMC! It was sort of an accident. He was blocking the catdoor so the Sleep couldn’t come back in, and the Mama went and held the door open and called to her. Well, she came in, scooting around the little guy, but then he ran out. And would he come back in when she called? Heck, no!!! He thought the cattery was the greatest thing since catnip mice! Of course, he wasn’t too sure how to get back into the house later, so the Mama had to help him. This is just the beginning. Pretty soon, there will be no safe, quiet place for me to go. I’m doomed.
Uh oh! Sounds like you had quite a busy and adventurous day. Socks needs to stay away from the Striped Ones!
MOL....poor Socks....if only he had your sense!!! Sounds like your place is pretty busy!
Poor Socks! Maybe next time he will think twice. Sorry to hear that your space was invaded. I would invite you here, but we have similar issues! LOL!
Did you give Socks a hard time for his lack of street-savvy? MOL! Poor guy.
I've had to put up with new brofurs, but never little ones... I wonder which is worse? Sorry he invaded your space.
Yikes, stay away from da stripes Socks!
Thanks all of you for you kind concern - I am truly touched! Though I can't understand why Samhain says I'm touched all the time - how does she know? Do you think she may be psychic? BTW - I'm fine now. :)
Well, there you have it - I rest my case!
Skylar, that's a very generous offer, but, ah...I've seen the size of your family! MOL!
No one asked what I feel about this - I WANNA GO BACK OUT IN THE CATTERY!!!!! The Mama says she's not going to help me again until the weather is nicer. (It's wet and windy out there today, though not as cold as it's been) She said eventually she will devote a day to work uninterruptedly with me until she knows I have the catdoor figured out, but not today. UNFAIR!!!
Skunked MOL I can only imagine what that is like, we have never seen never alone smelt a skunk before. But it kind of sounds funny.
Oh, believe me, from my perspective - which is from a GREAT distance - it was hilarious!
Thanks, Samhain, for the moral support. NOT!!!
MOL! Send stripey to visit my brofurs. I need a laugh. (shhh don't tell mom I said that)
You wouldn't be laughing if you had to stand next to them at the food bowls! Phewwwww! Though the Mama did laugh a little when she was walking outside and could tell immediately, without turning around, when Socks walked up behind her - MOL!