September 2nd 2012 10:34 pm
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Saturday was a happy sunny day and quite breezy which makes the garden extra exciting as things blow about. I was having a good time chasing leaves when a small white and tabby cat started walking through the gap in the fence to next door.
"Excuse me, " I said firmly. "This is MY garden."
He looked at me. "I just wanted to play awhile."
Mum came out to see who I was talking to.
"It's little Leo, the kitten from next door." she exclaimed cheerfully. "Hello Gorgeous. Aren't you lovely?"
He seeemd to gain confidence from mum knowing his name and the admiration but I do not want my mum admiring other cats in my garden. I am her special boy. Time for emergency measures. I produced my most blood curdling yodel and he got the message and backed away.
Mum said maybe we could have had fun together and it was a shame but he needs to understand there are certain boundaries in life - and gardens.
Other than that we had a very happy weekend. Josie sat on mum's lap which was a rare treat for mum, especially as she had a good book in hand, the best part of a cup of tea in reach and nowhere to go so they both liked that.
It is a bit cooler though so Josie tried to snuggle under the cushions on her chair and mum took a picture which is now on Josie's page. You'll see Josie was mostly successful. Looks like Autumn is on its way back. And mum is back at work today. We'll miss her.
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I understand, I don't like other cats in my turf either.
That sounds cozy for your mom, having Josie in her lap while she reads. My mom likes to read too, but I do everything in my power to make her pay attention to me instead.
I understand. I have 2 other cats invading my house, but I'm just expected to deal with it.
We don't like our neighbor cat Monkey coming onto our turf either. If I see him while Mom is carrying me outside I make my best effort to get out of her arms and chase him away. One time I managed it and he ran away like a little girl!
Hmmph, that'll teach him for messing with fierce Penny!
Yodeling is very effective in getting rid of unwanted neighbor cats. Once, for Thanksgiving, Mom invited the big orange neighbor boy-cat over. She was only supposed to go over there to feed him. She said he kept meowing and she thought he was lonely. So she put him in his carrier and carried him over to my house. First it was OK. He walked around the house and I followed closely. Then he showed an interest in MY food. That's when I had to yodel at him from up on the counter (he's a big, fierce looking fella). Mom got the message and packed him up and took him home.