Toby's Diary

Hitchhiker

July 2nd 2012 10:48 pm
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It has been raining here but I love to be outdoors so much that I have been darting about in the undergrowth, being an intrepid explorer of the long grass and making full use of the cover of the trees and bushes.

It's very important that the creatures don't see me coming so I put on camouflage of mud, twigs and leaves. The other good thing about having an outer coat of mud and twigs and leaves is that mum is much less likely to pick me up for a cuddle when I come back in. Once she did that just before she went to work and she was wearing a lovely pristine white top. Not after cuddling me it wasn't. She looked like she was trying to be in camouflage and she didn't think that would go down too well at work.

Yesterday, among all my stuff was a small slug. He had disguised himself as a blob of mud and he hoped to escape the damp and dirty world outside for the glamour of an indoors existence . Once we were safely through the door he jumped down. Unfortunately for him he jumped a bit too early and my mum saw him. Thinking he was mud she scooped him up and then dropped him almost as fast making that high pitched eeky sound that she does sometimes.

Sadly for slugs one thing they can't do is run with any particular speed so he was in the dustpan and flying out of the door about thirty seconds later.

It was a brave attempt my friend - although maybe not thought through enough.

I have been out this morning again but it is still wet and Josie wants to play indoors this morning so I have to go and chase her now.

 
 

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Purred by: littleboy (Catster Member)

July 3rd 2012 at 6:29 am

MOL your mom picked up the hitch hiker! Mom has picked up what is left of a lizzard body a few times....we play with it till it gets till and remove part of it tail and legs so it is hard to tell what it is sometimes it looks like a pink and green fuzz ball MOL until she touches it and says eeeeehew
Purred by: ♥ Jezebel RIP ♥ (Catster Member)

July 3rd 2012 at 7:56 am

MOL MOL!
Purred by: Monster (Catster Member)

July 3rd 2012 at 3:34 pm

Toby, "slugs" are what we in D.C. call people who wait in line for random drivers to pick them up so they can drive in the high-occupancy-vehicle lanes on the freeway!
Purred by: Xena Princess Warrior DG#23 (Catster Member)

July 3rd 2012 at 9:44 pm

Yuck!!! a slug no way! Mom laughed!
Purred by: Laura Belle (Catster Member)

July 3rd 2012 at 10:08 pm

Ewwwwwww, your poor mum picked up a slimy S L U G ? That is terrible! My meowmy shivers at the thought!!! My meowmy will touch a lot of things, but NEFUR in a million years would she touch a slug...your poor mum was tricked into thinking it was a piece of mud! We're sending your mum some hugs and kisses to make her feel better. I am glad that your tabby furiend has been coming by for games in the garden. Enjoy your time with him...

Love,

Laura Belle
Purred by: Penelope (Catster Member)

July 4th 2012 at 2:45 am

MOL, what a funny diary entry! Congrats on the DDP!


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